Stus, a member of the PBA Hall of Fame and 1992 Senior Bowler of the Year, won 11 titles on the PBA50 Tour. He suffered with heart disease most of his adult life, and passed away in August at age 74.
I am very thankful to Lori Mraz, Dave Bernhardt and everyone at Turbo Grips for brainstorming this idea. I think it's a great tribute to my dad, and my dad considered the Bernhardt family the closest of friends," said Gene's son Troy Stus.
Turbo Supports Memorial Honor for Gene Stus
Gene Stus was a great friend of our company and our family," said Turbo President Lori Mraz. "We will remember him fondly and hope to raise awareness in Gene's name for cardiovascular disease and the great research being done at the U of M Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan."
The Stus family will conduct the 2nd Annual Gene Stus Strike Out Heart Disease Fundraiser at their Pinz Bowling Center in South Lyon, Michigan in the Spring of 2015. All proceeds will benefit the University of Michigan Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center through the Bo Schembechler Heart of a Champion Research Fund.
For more information, or to make a donation in Gene Stus' name, there are two links:
Gene was fondly referred to as The Whale by his closest PBA friends. If you would like to honor Gene and show your support for cardiovasular research, make a donation through Turbo and get a Stus Memorial patch, contact corporate offices at 586-598-3948.
For more information about the fundraiser in Michigan, contact Gene's son Troy Stus via email at firstname.lastname@example.org