In only five short years, the Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo has become bowling's undisputed best college recruiting event.
In 2016, the 6th edition of this prestigious event will be held at Western Bowl in Indianapolis, Indiana, July 12-14. And since Western Bowl has 80 lanes and plenty of meeting space, the number of spots available has been expanded to its largest field yet of 204 student bowlers.
Turbo Regional Sales Manager and Pro Staff Coordinator Carolyn Dorin-Ballard will again serve as Event Director. "I am confident we will fill the event again this year," said Dorin-Ballard. "Last year, (with 168 spots available) we had 44 kids on a waiting list. We've been getting calls the past few months already from parents eager to sign up for this year's event. It's exciting, and it shows that what we're doing is making a difference."
General Manager Jim Doty is looking forward to hosting the 2016 Collegiate Expo. "Royal Pin and Western Bowl is honored to be chosen to host this awesome event," he said. "The Turbo Tech Collegiate Expo is, in my opinion, the best event in the country to help our young adult bowlers improve their game and by doing so helps to continue the 'Sport of Bowling'."
Dorin-Ballard and Turbo President Lori Mraz are going all out this year to make sure that every student athlete in attendance gets all of the attention they deserve both in the classroom seminars and during on-the-lane instruction. From USBC Gold and Silver certified instructors, PBA Tour Champions, Team USA veterans, PWBA contenders, Collegiate All-Americans and industry experts, the collective team of coaching representatives is impressive. Turbo coaches returning this year in addition to Dorin-Ballard are Diandra Asbaty, Lindsay Boomershine Jeff Carter, Jason Couch, Tim Mack, Shannon Pluhowsky, Bill Spigner, Jordan Vanover, and world respected Sports psychologist Dr. Dean Hinitz.
Because of expanded student registration, new coaches Josh Blanchard, Hank Boomershine, Tom Carter, Ryan Ciminelli, Ron Hatfield, Ronnie Russell and Dave Wodka have been added.
Another improvement this year includes limited one-hour classroom seminars so students will get more time to put what they learn into practice on the lanes. "We have learned over the years that students want to bowl and bowl," said Dorin-Ballard, "So we're making sure that we schedule the seminars and on-lane segments so that students get the much wanted on-lane time with coaches but also reasonable break periods that are important for them to perform physically and mentally throughout the entire day."
No event of this magnitude would be possible without sponsors, and Turbo is proud of the sponsor partnerships developed over the past six years. Returning in 2016, and with enhanced sponsorship, "Columbia and Hammer are stepping up again in 2016 sponsoring our photo booth and registration bags," said Mraz. "Logo Infusion will once again be the sponsor of the Audition Tournament and provide an event jersey to all student bowlers. Our partnership with Bowlers Journal will again allow every student to receive a one year paid subscription to the magazine. Storm will be sponsoring our Round Table for Collegiate Coaches; and will coordinate a presentation on Building a Team Arsenal with other ball companies while Kegel will sponsor and host our College Coaches Dinner on Wednesday evening. We couldn't be more pleased with the enthusiastic support of all of our sponsors."
Complete event information including daily schedules and on-line registration can be found at www.turbogrips.com. Space is limited. This event will SELL OUT! So register early! Save $30 during Early-Bird Registration Now - April 30th. Additional questions, please call Turbo directly at 800-530-9878, Monday-Friday, 8:30a-5p Eastern or e-mail Event Administrator, Megan Bernhardt, firstname.lastname@example.org.