“It’s great to have High 5 Gear involved in the YES Fund partnership,” International Bowling Campus Director of Youth Development Chad Murphy said. “The bowling industry is already seeing the impact of uniting in support of youth programs and we look forward to more top brands like High 5 Gear joining the YES Fund team.”
In addition to its YES Fund partnership, High 5 Gear is offering exclusive USBC Junior Gold Championships apparel for the 2011 event. This custom full-dye sublimated USBC Junior Gold Championships gear is available for pre-order (high5gear.com) and on-site at the event.
"As a former high school and collegiate bowler, I am grateful that High 5 Gear can help contribute to the sport that has meant so much to me,” High 5 Gear President Todd Molbeck said.
“We look forward helping build support for the YES Fund and are thrilled to have the chance to provide our gear to the prestigious USBC Junior Gold Championships.”
When the YES Fund was created last year, an initial project was the development of a new mainstream sports model for bowlers 12 years old and younger. Starting in August and continuing through October, new YES Fund supported USA Bowling "Teaching Kids" Instructional Seminars will be offered in more than 40 locations across the country. The seminar curriculum will focus exclusively on how to teach the sport to children.
The YES Fund is a joint initiative of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and the United States Bowling Congress. The YES Fund also is supported by founding partners Brunswick, Columbia 300, Ebonite, 900 Global, Hammer, QubicaAMF, Roto Grip, Storm and Track.
Kegel, Luby Publishing, International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association (IBPSIA), Billiard and Bowling Institute of America (BBIA) and Bowlers Journal International are also official YES Fund partners.