The PBA-PWBA Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles Tournament, sponsored by Storm returns this weekend at Copperfield Bowl. This is the largest and most popular Mixed Doubles Tournament in the world.
A sold-out field of 160 doubles teams from all around the world will travel to Houston, Texas to compete in the 21st annual event. For the sixth time, PBA and PWBA titles will be on the line for PBA and PWBA members.
Although the players are competing for a title and a $20,000 top prize, they all know that this event means more than just that. The players are back together to help support the research efforts to find new innovations for the cure and treatment of breast cancer and other cancers. All of the funds raised are donated to The Rose, a Houston-based organization that helps women who can’t afford breast care treatment or mammograms, and the Huntsman Group, a cancer research facility based in Utah.
On A Mission To Find A Cure
“It’s about people coming together for a dreadful disease,” Donna Conners said. “When you think about it, breast cancer doesn’t ask any questions. It doesn’t care if you a mother, if you a father, or who you are. Breast cancer hits everybody.”
PWBA Hall of Famer, Donna Conners, leads this event and it truly represents the power of coming together in fellowship for a cause. Conners and Luci Bonneau met through bowling and became travel partners on the LPBT. In 1999, Bonneau was battling breast cancer and Conners never left her side. They dreamed of creating a bowling tournament to raise funds for breast cancer research when her treatment was complete. When Bonneau passed away, Conners knew she had to build the event they dreamed about.
Storm Bowling Products have been proud sponsors of the event since 2002 and supports the event in every way possible. It’s an event that our team looks forward to each year.
“Having Storm Bowling Products behind me is like having wings that just lift me up and help me fly.” Conners said. “I feel safe. I know that they’ve got my back and they’re always there to help me. Without these sponsors that like Storm Bowling Products, High 5 Gear, and all the many, many sponsors who donate time and money to come bowl the pro-am, this event would not be possible
For a complete roster of teams entered, click here. To learn more about FloBowling subscription prices and to watch live all weekend visit FloBowling.com.
If you’re interested in making a donation, click here.
About Storm Products, Inc.
Storm Products Inc. continues to lead the bowling industry in innovation through our high-performance bowling equipment featuring the Storm, Roto Grip, 900 Global, 3G and Master Brands. . In addition to creating the highest quality of products that the top athletes choose for PBA and PWBA Tour competitions, Storm strives to continue to inspire existing bowlers, foster and develop new bowlers, and educate those in our industry to provide exemplary service to all bowlers. Visit stormbowling.com to learn more.
About The X Out Breast Cancer™ Foundation
The X Out Breast Cancer™ Foundation, also known as Striking Against Breast Cancer (SABC), strives to help raise awareness and fund cancer research through events and fundraisers. Learn more about the heart behind SABC as you travel through our website.