Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The First Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo

June 16-19 will be a very special week for high school bowlers and college bowling coaches. Turbo Bowling Accessories will stage the first Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo inside Mark Voight's  60-lane Super Bowl in Canton, Michigan.

Never in the history of the industry has there been such a comprehensive event designed to lead high school age bowlers toward the college of their choice while giving them the educational opportunities and knowledge to succeed as a collegiate bowler and beyond.

The Turbo Collegiate Expo will include classroom and on-lane seminars, personal instructions from some of the best coaches and bowlers in the world, demonstrations of top shelf equipment from bowling's best companies, and a chance to meet, ask questions, and get materials from college bowling coaches from across the nation.

Turbo Pro Staff
players expected to attend the event are Mika Koivuniemi, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, Jason Couch, Bill O'Neill, Diandra Asbaty, Joe Ciccione, Jeff Carter, Stephan Paddillo, Clara Guerrero, and Bob Learn Jr.

USBC Gold Coach
Lou Marquez and Turbo Eastern Region Sales Manager and Coach Bob Learn will coordinate all phases of the event for Turbo; and they will be joined by Team USA Sports Psychologist Dr. Dean Hinitz, who will offer his expertise on the mental game to all attendees.

"This type of event has never been done to include everyone, and so all eyes will be on us to make this work to move the sport forward," said Marquez. "We are very excited about the potential of an event like this."

"We are so proud to be able to offer high school bowlers this opportunity; and our hope is that it will not only give them some great information and education, but it will bridge the gap between the kids and college coaches," said Lori Tessmar, President of Turbo Bowling Accessories.

Bowling ball companies already committed to the event to date include Ebonite, Storm, Brunswick, Roto Grip, and 900 Global.  Ebonite will sponsor a one-day tournament at the end of the week, awarding scholarships to top finishers and Storm will provide "See Your Game" videos to all students.

Collegiate recruiting will be encouraged during the events; kids and parents will have the chance to talk to coaches about programs that will help with college tuition. A seminar for the coaches will also be included in the curriculum.

"Turbo is creating one of the most exciting projects ever for high school bowlers.  We are excited to be involved with this project which we feel will benefit all of the participants and give them an opportunity to develop and show off their skills," said Voight, president of Community Bowling Centers, which includes 11 centers.

"The talent level of students currently graduating high school is so good, it is mind-boggling. The Turbo Tech staff is so impressive; it will be a great opportunity for the participants to improve their game and game knowledge substantially," he added. Community Bowling Centers Director of Operations Roger Philipi will also be involved in all aspects of the event.

The Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo is limited to 200 students. An all inclusive registration fee is $329 for student bowlers, and $279 for participating colleges with Early Bird Registration through April 30, 2011. For more information and details, visit www.turbogrips.com.

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