Hollie Anne Jean Named SMAA Junior Bowler of the Year at Annual Banquet

Thursday May 19, 2016

Sarnia Minor Athletic Association finished up their 2015-16 season with an awards banquet at Marcin Bowl that included naming the  Bowler of the Year for the Junior Ten Pin program.

In looking for the winner of this achievement award the Executive looks at different criteria for the bowlers. Based on attendance, bowler improvement, helping with the program and attitude amongst others. This years Bowler of the year was awarded to Hollie-Anne Jean.

Hollie Anne is a Junior in the program and has been a Junior Bowler for the past 5 years. This year Hollie has improved her average and done very well in the tournaments she has entered. She has won in house awards as well. Hollie gives back to the bowling program as a Junior coach every Saturday morning. Her interests are in bowling and horses. It was history repeating itself as Hollie’s father Shawn, won Bowler of the Year twenty plus years ago. It is a first for the SMAA program that a parent/bowler has achieved this award.

2015-16 Season
A slight increase in bowler numbers that led to more participation in out of town and local tournaments proved very successful for the bowlers and the program. Scholarship monies were awarded to bowlers in the majority of tournaments that were entered.

“What some people don’t realize is that Ten Pin Bowling affords the bowlers the chance to win scholarship monies in every sanctioned tournament they enter." said Head coach Gil Jean

"I can’t think of any other youth sports program that offers that kind of incentive. Youth bowling is a very affordable sport for the Lambton County youth. This is due largely to the sponsors that support our program. Out of town tournaments eat up a large portion of the budget, and quite frankly couldn’t be done without their support."

Jean added special thanks and appreciation to Investors Group, Sarnia Lake Shore Optimists, Lanxess, Legion Branch 62, Marcin Bowl, Mechanical Contractors Association and Ntensity Customs who sponsored this years program.

If any one or any organization is interested in supporting the SMAA Junior Bowler’s, please contact caroljean@cogeco.ca






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