Modesto bowling tournament raises money for veterans

mchbowl@aol.comMay 14, 2013 

— The Golden Age Bears Fundraising Tournament held at McHenry was a winner for Paul Morelli, Cat Eastman and the local vets. Morelli topped the men's prize list with his 761 series. David Castro finished second (757), followed by Mark Downing (698). Cat Eastman was the lead for the women with a 735 set. Betty Plant (728) placed second. Third place was Venessa Duenas (720).

The money raised from the tournament will help support the veterans attending the 27th National Veteran's Golden Age Games in Buffalo, N.Y. A contingent of local veterans will be making the trip at the end of the month. The games are open to military veterans that are 55 or older who receive health care at any VA medical facility. Competitive events include swimming, bicycling, golf, shot put, discus, 10-meter air rifle, table tennis, dominoes, shuffleboard, horseshoes, nine-ball, bowling, checkers, and croquet. Each event has seven age categories, with additional divisions for wheelchair and visual impairments. To donate to the team contact Susan at 571-2695.

Friday, the 'Senior Fun Day' No-Tap Tournament is rolling at McHenry starting at 1 p.m. Check-in is at 12:30 p.m., potluck at noon.

This Saturday, McHenry Bowl's 13th annual Benefit Bowl will be rolling at Noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. This year the Benefit Bowl is donating the money earned to the Boys and Girls Club of Stanislaus County. Call Pam at 571-2695 to sign up yourself and friends. This is a fun event; no bowling skills are needed. Come out for a day of colored pin bowling to music, food, prizes, a big silent auction, and to help the children in our community.

Nancy Speltz, Roxanne Grubb and Jan Vigneau teamed up to win the Ladies Luncheon No-tap at Yosemite. The trio tallied a 2,319 score. Rolling into second was the team of Michelle Layton, Kathy Ereso and Debra Taliaferro (2,200). Kathy Burner, Claudelle Bonaccinie and Alice Lazzerini placed third (2,159).

The Mixed Kegler Trio Tournament is set for Thursday at McHenry. The tournament starts at 9:30 a.m.; check-in begins at 9. Teams can be any combination of men and women. Build your own team or come alone and be placed.

Summer leagues are just starting to roll their summer schedule. There are still some spots open for individuals, couples or teams. Call McHenry at 571-2695 or Yosemite at 524-9161 for more information.

The 63rd annual Peach Classic Handicap Singles Tournament kicks off in two weeks and runs through July at McHenry Bowl. The five-game 'Peach' paid out more than $27,000 last year in prize fund, and guarantees a minimum of $20,000 for this year's purse. Squads are held on weekends and holidays at noon, 2:30 and 5 p.m. First place pays $2,000 with 100th place paying $100. Besides the main prize list, entrants can place in a 10-game category, and Men's or Women's High Game and High Scratch Series lists. Lanes are conditioned before every squad. Call 571-2695 to sign up or for more information.

Glow bowling events are going strong in Modesto. Yosemite has two sessions for their Saturday evening Extreme glow line-up, a session from 9 to 11 p.m. and again from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. They also feature glow on Friday evenings from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. At McHenry, Glow Rock-n-Bowl starts Friday at midnight and rolls until 2:30 a.m. MusicMania glows Saturdays from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Afterschool Jam, Mondays from 4 to 6 p.m., combines glow, music and bowling for the younger set.

Happy Birthday to Will Rivera, who celebrated his 95th birthday bowling in the Monday Vets league where he averages 125.

Contact Dallas Kadry at 571-2695

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