Parker Myers watches his bowling ball roll down the lane Sunday afternoon at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center. Parker, 6, was bowling with his brother, Caleb, and friend Jacinda Newkirk.

Photo by Ben Bulkeley

Parker Myers watches his bowling ball roll down the lane Sunday afternoon at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center. Parker, 6, was bowling with his brother, Caleb, and friend Jacinda Newkirk.

Thunder Rolls Bowling Center welcomes 1st National Bowling Week

Upcoming events

List of events during National Bowling Week at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave.

Time/Date/Theme

7 p.m./Sat./Retro Teen Night

2 p.m./Sun./Horizons Specialized Services fundraiser

6:30 p.m./Aug. 31/Back to School - bowling basics

6 p.m./Sept. 1/Pee Wee Bowling

6 p.m./Sept. 2/Fun Night Bowling

5 p.m./Sept. 3/Family Night

7 p.m./Sept. 4/Colored Pin and Strike Pot Night

Noon/Sept. 5/World Record of games

Thunder Rolls Bowling Center hopes to be part of history.

On Sept. 5, Thunder Rolls, 990 Industrial Ave., will finish its first National Bowling Week with an attempt at helping break the record for most games bowled in one day.

Beryl Dschaak, Thunder Rolls co-owner, said the week was designed primarily for one demographic.

"It's really all about the kids," she said. "We're trying to promote bowling, because kids are the future of the sport."

To promote it, Thunder Rolls will offer several special events.

National Bowling Week rolls into action at 7 p.m., Saturday with Retro Teen Night, where teens ages 13 to 18 can dress up in retro attire and bowl.

At 2 p.m., Sunday, there will be a Horizons Specialized Services fundraiser, and at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31, there will be a free bowling tutorial.

At 6 p.m. Sept. 1, there will be Pee Wee bowling, where children 3 to 7 can bowl one game for free, and on Sept. 2, veterans, and law enforcement officers can bowl for free.

Family night will be at 5 p.m. Sept. 3, and Colored Pin and Strike Pot Night will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 4.

The big event, however, starts at noon Sept. 5, Dschaak said.

In cooperation with other bowling allies throughout the United States, Thunder Rolls will try to break the record for most games bowled in one day.

"That's when we try to set the world record for most bowlers in one day," she said. "We'll try to help break the record for most games in one day, which was set last year."

The record was 548,721 games in one day, and to help beat that mark, bowlers can log onto www.bowl.com and print off a coupon for a free game.

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