October 12, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Cary Richmond (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - Following a very successful inaugural run, the North Pointe Insurance Group $100,000 High School Singles Championship is gearing up for 2007 as it heads to Indian Lanes in Wyandotte, Mich., a suburb of Detroit, according the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA). The tournament will be conducted July 24 - 26, 2007, and held simultaneously with the 32nd QubicaAMF $70,000 International Family Tournament. Combined with the QubicaAMF IFT's $70,000 scholarship fund, both tournaments create a $170,000 scholarship fund for youth and graduated seniors (2006-07 Academic Year).
North Pointe Insurance's sponsorship of this tournament for High School graduated seniors demonstrates their support of the fastest growing high school varsity sport in the United States. The field is limited to the first 240 male and 240 female bowlers. First Place male and female bowlers will win $15,000 in scholarship awards. Based on 240 entries in each division, scholarships will be awarded up to 48th place in both the male and female divisions. In addition, every bowler will receive a participation gift from the sponsor. The winning male and female bowler will be recognized on the North Pointe High School Bowling Trophy to display in their former high school for one year.
To be eligible, each bowler must be registered with the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) as a high school team member or USBC-certified member (participation in organized High School Interscholastic competition [Varsity or Club] is no longer necessary); the bowler must be a graduated senior in the academic 2006-2007 year; and bowlers must have maintained a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA (based on a 4.0 GPA scale) as determined by the high school from which they graduated.
Bowlers may enter the tournament as a direct entry. BPAA Member bowling centers or High School Bowling Programs (Varsity or Club) may choose to hold qualifying tournaments. Entry forms may be downloaded at www.bpaa.com or www.bowl.com.
There is a $50 entry fee for the North Pointe Insurance $100,000 High School Open Singles Championship.
Look for posters promoting this tournament in local BPAA member bowling centers. For more information or to reserve entries in the North Pointe Insurance $100,000 High School Open Singles Championship, contact BPAA at 800-343-1329, ext. 204.
Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, the 74-year-old Bowling Proprietors' Association of America represents the business interests of bowling center owners worldwide.