Turbo Collegiate Expo Rocks Chicago
bowlingball.com 8/5/2015By any measure, The Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo was a smashing success in 2015
The Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo keeps growing... and growing... and getting stronger. Each year, more student bowlers discover the merit and value that the event offers, and parents are getting tuned in to the opportunity to help their student bowlers choose the right college; especially if they have the chance to earn scholarships and be a part of a college bowling program.
More colleges are getting involved and becoming a part of America's best college recruiting event. Registered College participation at Town and Country Lanes in Joliet, Illinois July 8-10 was up from 27 in 2014 to 36 in 2015; and once again, the event was sold out in advance to 168 students athletes from 27 states and two foreign countries.
Tom Falbo is the head coach at Pennsylvania's St. Francis University. He had this to say in a note to Turbo Bowling Accessories President Lori Mraz following the event:
"If there was a more appropriate way to express my appreciation for the Turbo Collegiate Expo other than saying a heartfelt thank you, I would share it with you at this time. You've created such a special atmosphere and experience for these young players and their families. With life being a collection of memories, yours is such a positive experience for these kids that they can treasure for many years to come. Your event has been such a strong resource for me and the list of high character players and families I've been able to recruit has been stellar. It's been such a pleasure getting to know you and your staff. They really impress me how connected they are to your goals and passionate they are about what they do."
It is praise like that that makes Mraz and her incredible staff so proud to produce this iconic event, and it makes them more determined to keep it going and improve it every year.
Although a couple of regular coaches were unavailable because of the World Bowling Tour Tokyo event, the list was as impressive as ever. It included, Event Coordinator Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Jeff Carter, Diandra Asbaty, Jason Couch, Lindsay Boomershine, Bob Learn Jr., Shannon Pluhowsky, Amleto Monacelli, Bill Spigner, Mike Shady, Jordan Vanover, Tim Mack, and world renowned mental coach Dr. Dean Hinitz.
Student bowlers and their parents were treated to three days of classroom and on-the-lanes instruction, and there was ample time for social interaction, casual and serious discussions with the college coaches and recruiters; not to mention technical info from the industry's leading ball companies, and special bonuses from other sponsors; like incentives to students who downloaded the bowlers app from Rolltech during the event ending Audition Tournament.
Congrats to winners Rudolfo Monacelli and Julia Huren for winning the event. Each earned a $250 scholarship award.
It almost goes without saying that the Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo continues to be one of Bowling's crown jewels because it gets the support and backing from great sponsors. This year, they included 900 Global, BBB Inc., Kids Bowl Free, Bowlingball.com, Brunswick, Columbia 300, DV8, Dexter, Ebonite, Hammer, IAB, Joliet Chamber of Commerce, Kegel, KR Strikeforce, Logo Infusion, Motiv, OnTheBallBowling.com, Roto Grip, Storm, Team USA, Track, Turbo, and the Metro Detroit and Chicagoland USBC.bowlingball.com was honored to be a sponsor of this great event. Supporting our youth bowlers is the key to keeping the sport we love going strong for generations to come. We look forward to next year's event!Article was posted with permission from Stars & Strikes, America's Bowling Newsmagazine. www.starsandstrikesbowling.com