ISBPA GRAND PRIX SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Annual Grand Prix Summer Blast Tournament
THE 2017 GRAND PRIX H.S. SUMMER BLAST INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT WAS HELD AT PARKSIDE LANES, AURORA ON SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017
Congratulations to Sincere Rodgers of Palos Lanes, Palos Hills, who bowled a 719 series, and Jonathon Skalon of Rolling Lanes, Countryside with a 706 series - each receives a $1,500 scholarship as the 2017 Champions!
CLICK HERE FOR BOTH BOY'S & GIRL'S FINAL RESULTS
CLICK HERE for GIRL'S Final Results and Scholarship Prize List for the 2016 Summer High School Blast Tournament
CLICK HERE for BOY'S Final Results and Scholarship Prize List for the 2016 Summer High School Blast Tournament
Congratulations to Boy's Champion Ryan Koesema of Joliet T&C Lanes who bowled a 300 game to cap off his day.
Bowlers currently in high school and members of the ISBPA Grand Prix Program are eligible to bowl in our Grand Prix Summer Blast Tournament. The 2016 Blast will be held Saturday June 18 at Wheaton Bowl in Wheaton, IL (one squad only, start time 12 p.m.). Visit the Youth Tournament Calendar and Results page for additional details and links to past results.
Click here for the official 2016 Grand Prix HS Summer Blast entry form, tournament format
Click here for tournament rules
The WHO - WHAT - WHEN - WHY & HOW of the
ISBPA Grand Prix Scholarship Fund
This brief introduction to the Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Associations Grand Prix Scholarship Program is intended to apprise you of some of the details of this exciting youth scholarship program which is available to all ISBPA member establishments.
Every youth in the state of Illinois can earn ISBPA Grand Prix Scholarship Dollars by bowling in an ISBPA member establishment. This scholarship program rewards participation unlike most that tend to reward size, speed or skill. Since every youth bowler in Illinois is eligible to enroll and participate in this Grand Prix Scholarship Program.... it's truly a program where EVERYONE IS A WINNER. The YOUTH. the PARENTS. and the PROPRIETORS!
This scholarship program is an exclusive activity conducted in ISBPA member bowling centers and is open to all youth bowlers that have not graduated from high school. Pre-school youths are considered eligible to participate. Enrolled youth bowlers accumulate point's in their local bowling center, local and state programs such as league bowling and other related bowling activities. Each year the points are converted into Grand Prix Scholarship Dollars and are credited under the youth bowler's name until they graduate from high school. The more bowling activities a youth participated in each year, the more points (Scholarship Dollars) will be earned and credited to the individual youth's account.
In order to get started in the program, a youth bowler must apply for registration in the program at a participating ISBPA member center. The annual registration fee is $5.00 per youth. To remain eligible, the youth bowler must remain in a local youth bowling program each year until they graduate from high school. When a youth bowler graduates from high school and enrolls in some kind of advanced education beyond the high school level such as a college, university, trade school, or a recognized institution of specialized training, the accumulated scholarship dollars are paid to the educational institution on behalf of the youth bowler. Enrollment must be within 24 months after graduation from high school.
Year in and year out bowling has the largest number of participants of any organized sport. Most athletic scholarships are awarded on the basis of performance, size and special skills. The Grand Prix Scholarship Program concept is based on participation. Bowling is a sport that is lifetime in nature and can be played year-round by boys, girls, men and women of all ages and physical attributes. In addition, the Grand Prix Scholarship Program is designed to keep youth bowlers in a bowling program throughout high school and beyond. It is a program that will provide community awareness and elevate the image of bowling among educators, parents and the general public.
In order to develop and maintain this as the largest scholarship fund in any sport, it will take the combined effort of every ISBPA proprietor on the local and state level. Statewide fund raising programs will be developed and conducted to fund the program. Corporate sponsors will be solicited to enhance the fund raising efforts. 100% of all funds raised will be returned to all registered youth bowlers in the form of Scholarship Dollars.
EVERYONE IS A WINNER!
We hope that this brief outline of the ISBPA Grand Prix Scholarship Program is enough to whet your appetite and get you excited about the opportunities that it will provide in the development and retention of youth bowling.
RELEASE OF SCHOLARSHIP FORM - (Click Here)
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PARTICIPATING GRAND PRIX CENTERS (listed by city)
Addison - Stardust Bowl
Alton - Alton Bowl Haven
Arlington Heights - Arlington Lanes
Aurora - Parkside Lanes
Aurora - St. Paul's Bowling Lanes
Belleville - Bel-Air Bowl
Bethalto - Airport Plaza Bowl
Bloomington - Pheasant Lanes
Blue Island - Burr Oak Bowl
Carterville - S.I. Bowl
Channahon - Channahon Lanes
Chicago - Bluebird Lanes
Chicago - Habetler Bowl
Chicago - Lawn Lanes
Chicago - Waveland Bowl
Collinsville- Camelot Bowl
Countryside - Rolling Lanes
DeKalb - Mardi Gras Lanes
Decatur - Pla-Mor Lanes
Decatur - Spare Time Lanes
Dixon - Plum Hollow Family Center
Edwardsville - Edison's Entertainment Center
Effingham - Pagel's Silver Dollar Lanes
Elgin - Bowlway Lanes
Elk Grove Village - Elk Grove Bowl
Energy - Herrin Bowl
Fairview Heights - St. Clair Bowl
Harrisburg - Ross Cottom Lanes
Hillside - Hillside Bowl
Hoffman Estates - Poplar Creek Bowl
Jerseyville - Tri-County Bowl
Joliet - Joliet Town & Country Lanes
Ladd - Larsen's Ladd Lanes
Lincoln - Logan Lanes
Lisle - Lisle Lanes
Lockport - Strike N' Spare II
Lyons - AMF Forest Lanes
Mendota - Mendota Elks Lanes
Morton Grove - Classic Bowl
Mt. Morris - Town & Country Lanes
Mt. Vernon - Nu Bowl
New Lenox - Laraway Lanes
Oak Forest - Oak Forest Bowl
Oak Lawn - Arena Lanes
Orland Park - Orland Bowl
Ottawa - Pinheadz Entertainment Center
Pana - Pana Bowl
Peoria - Landmark Lanes
Peru - Illinois Valley (I.V.) Super Bowl
Plainfield - Plainfield Lanes
Plano - Hometown Lanes
Rochelle - T-Byrd Lanes
Salem - Salem Bowl
Scott AFB - Stars & Strikes Bowling Lanes
Springfield - King Pin Lanes
Streator - Bowl Mor Lanes
Sycamore - Four Seasons Sports Center
Taylorville - Olde Bowl
Tinley Park - Centennial Lanes
Washington - Plaza Lanes
Westmont - Suburbanite Bowl
Wheaton - Fox Bowl
Wheaton - Wheaton Bowl
Wilmington - Riverfront Lanes
Wood Dale - Wood Dale Bowl
Yorkville - Yorkville Bowl