STUDENTS enjoy bowling at Mario’s Bowling and Family Entertainment Palace.
IN CONJUNCTION with the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology, Mario’s Bowling and Family Entertainment Palace is pleased to introduce a junior boys/girls and senior boys/girls national bowling league.
“Mario’s Bowling and Family Entertainment Palace is passionate about a national bowling league for several reasons. There are more than six million dollars in scholarships funding offered each season by universities, bowling associations, councils, certified tournaments and proprietors throughout the United States.
“Bowling is an NCAA certified sport and we are pleased to introduce the benefits to the youth of the Bahamas and pave the way for them to become ‘educated’ pro bowlers,” said Yasmine Miller.
Bowling is the decade’s fastest-growing high school sport, nearly 5,000 schools in the United States offer a boys and girls bowling programme. There are 43 member NCAA schools that offer Division 1 or Division 2 bowling.
“We want Bahamians to have access to bowling scholarships that are available. Universities have made contact with management at Mario’s Bowling over the past years and have made requests for students interested in the sport of bowling, as bowling has become the fastest growing high school sport. It was heartbreaking that we did not have one student for them to recruit.
“We realise that bowling scholarships are obtainable and we want Bahamians to be able to embrace every scholarship opportunity available. Our goal is provide opportunities for coaching and instruction, fun and friendly competition, fair play, team work and leadership skills through the development of a junior and senior national bowling league,” said Leslia Miller-Brice.
The Bahamas National Junior Bowling League and the Bahamas National Senior High School Bowling League began in October last year.
“Mario’s Bowling will make a valuable contribution by allowing the students and coaches from the various schools interested in participating, complimentary bowling time…this is our way of giving back. Mario’s Bowling will have bowling coaches on staff to educate and train the students in the sport of bowling. We will also award the winning teams with medals, trophies and a VIP bowling party to the top three schools in our Sir Sidney Poitier Suite.
“We invite corporate Bahamas to be a part of this growing industry and adopt-a-school to be a part of the junior and senior teams in The Bahamas National Bowling League,” said Gregory Wilkinson. “ Let us work together to give our young athletes another chance of furthering their education.”
The cost per team is $1,000 for the 11-week tournament, including team t-shirts with your branding. Each team will consist of 10 players.
There is also another sponsorship opportunity available. Should your company decide to sponsor the overall league, there are three levels of sponsorship.
Platinum sponsor - $8,000
Gold sponsor - $5,000
Silver sponsor - $2,000
In return for your sponsorship, your company will receive:
Placement of your logo on all team uniforms, advertisement and promotion.
Placement of your logo on all BNBL league banner.
Placement of your logo on our large television screens.
• For more details please feel free to contact Evon Wisdom at The Ministry of Education, Science & Technology at (242) 502-8315, Mr Gregory Wilkinson at (242) 326-8012 or Ms Leslia Miller-Brice at (242) 326-8012.