Storm is known in the bowling industry as the innovation leader and manufacturer of performance bowling products but our entire team strives to grow the sport of bowling and create life-long bowling enthusiasts.
Our owners, Bill and Barbara Chrisman generously give back to organizations within and outside of the bowling community throughout the year. Their kindness and willingness to support others is something that all employees embrace within the company. One way that Storm chooses to give back is through sponsorship of tournaments and events that occur all around the world. Storm sponsors hundreds of events throughout the year that give bowlers of all ages and skill levels the opportunities to compete and meet friends from different places.
One of the great youth tournament series that we sponsor is the Wyoming Junior Bowlers Tour (WJBT). The WJBT has given the youth bowlers of Wyoming and surrounding states the opportunity to gain more experience bowling on sport shot oil patterns.
“We are a FAMILY!” Keyne Parker Tremain said. “Doesn’t matter how many stops you bowl, every bowler and their family are welcomed with open arms and instantly become part of the WJBT family. Although our name says “Wyoming”, any youth bowler from any state is welcome!”
The WJBT volunteers, families, sponsors, and proprietors are all dedicated to creating an environment where youth bowlers can learn and develop skills in a lifelong sport to prepare them for bowling regional and national youth tournaments, while earning scholarship money to further their education, making lifelong friends, and most importantly having fun. The bowlers who compete in the WJBT bowlers are not informed of the oil pattern until the completion of the tournament so that they can learn to read lane condition through competition. The youth athletes learn together each month and take their skills to the test at national events successfully.
Over the years, the WJBT has given $16,653 scholarship funds to youth bowlers in the 2021-22 season and also provides the opportunity for youth bowlers to qualify for Junior Gold in the U12-U18 divisions. They’ve been able to celebrate youth bowlers who are competing in a first tournament and bowlers who are moving on to bowl for a college program.
The WJBT just wrapped up their final event of the season where they had a record number of youth bowlers in attendance and four states (Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Colorado) were represented. In addition, they were able to conduct a fundraiser with an autographed Storm Banner and raised $1,100 for the scholarship fund. We can’t wait to see what the 2022-2023 season brings for the bowlers in the WJBT!
To learn more about the WJBT visit the Wyoming Junior Bowlers Tour Facebook page or their website here.
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