With Brookville Bowling Lanes rising in popularity again as each week is filled with leagues and open bowls, it was time to hold the benefit for Bub Orschell. Bub started a lot of projects down at the bowling alley and with his passing, those were put on hold. This benefit went towards his projects to see them finished and what a turnout there was! All proceeds went to the bowling alley.
Starting off this day and throwing the first ball(s) out were Lennox and Ryder, Bub's children, along with his parents Marty and Angie.
It was incredibly moving and emotional, and the inclusion really set the tone for this benefit. The amount of class, sportsmanship, and support shown provided a great time for those bowling and those who came to watch.
The benefit was a Strike or Nine tournament. The rules were simple. If you threw a nine, it counted as a strike. There were two qualifiers starting the benefit off to see who would move on to the actual tournament. The energy was high as everyone bowled their best, drinks went around, and several restaurants around town catered to the event!
Rounds one and two saw several 300-games and we all know Bub would have been cheering loudly for them.
Once the main tournament was in full swing, the competition grew wild!
Good sportsmanship still ran strong, but it was invigorating to see who would win the title! These rounds were a set of four, with each set of winners advancing to the next round.
The final round came down to Lou Howard and Matt McCoy.
Both gentlemen displayed some insane bowling skills, and their last game was incredibly intense. Everyone was on the edge of their seats, each score upped the game, and the stakes were high as Lou and Matt reached their final frame.
In the end, Lou Howard of Rushville took the win!
Thank you to everyone who displayed some of the most respectable sportsmanship while playing. Those who lost were incredible and supportive, and the crowd who stayed to watch helped create one of the best benefits to date.
Thank you to Kehlie and her family for running the raffle all day, and to those who took shifts gathering tickets for the extensive basket raffle held upstairs at the Eagles. There were dozens of baskets and prizes to choose from, plenty of catered food, and even some cornhole to play!
This benefit raised over $6500! A true success for Bub and the work he started!
Congratulations to the following:
These are the gentlemen who scored a 300 throughout the night!
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the creation and completion of this benefit. Thank you to everyone who came out and bowled, and thank you to those who volunteered their time to help out.