Left Image: (Collegiate Expo drawing Winners): From Left – Megan Bernhardt, Kyle Vermilyea, Brittany Ahlgrim, Tournament Director.
Right Image: (Tournament Winners): From Left – Brandon Foster, Tournament Director, Tamera Robinson.
Thanks for Stepping Up to the Challenge
Our most recent Challenge event took place on Sunday, April 23 at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Michigan. The Collegiate Expo Challenge is an affordable opportunity for high school bowlers to compete and earn valuable SMART points toward college scholarships. In addition, ALL participating students had the opportunity to WIN a FREE ENTRY into the 2017 Collegiate Expo this summer in Cleveland.
Congratulations Brittany Ahlgrim, Warren, MI and Kyle Vermilyea, Caddilac, MI who were both the lucky winners of Collegiate Expo drawing. Because of the Michigan High School Athletic Association rules students are unable to receive any award or prize over the value of $25. Since the entries into Collegiate Expo are each valued at $399, all students could earn a chance to win the free entry just by participating in the Challenge event. All students received a ticket into drawing and all had an equal opportunity to win just by participating.
The Collegiate Expo Challenge is made possible through the added support and contributions of the Frank Gavie Youth Committee which provides additional funding and support to youth programs throughout the state of Michigan. This year the Gavie Youth Committee added at additional $1000 to the prize fund which increased total scholarship awards to over $2100.
Congratulations to Tamera Robinson of Macomb, MI on winning the Girls Division and earning 50 scholarship points equivalent to $250. Tamera qualified first after 6 games with 1063 total pin fall. She proceeded to make the cut in each of 3 single game elimination rounds to come out on top. Brandon Foster, Caddilac, MI was the winner of the Boys Division, earning 75 scholarship points equivalent to $375. Brandon finished 8th through 6 games of qualifying with 1051 total pin fall and went on making the cut through 4 single game elimination rounds. Complete results can be downloaded at left.
Congratulations to all of our winners. We look forward to seeing you at our next Challenge Event and Collegiate Expo this summer.
Turbo is committed to giving back to the sport of bowling through educational programs like the Collegiate Expo and Collegiate Expo Challenge. Our Challenge event welcomed 14 Alumni students that have participated in Collegiate Expo since 2011. Help us continue to pay it forward by visiting your local retailer and asking for Turbo brand accessories.