Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon Strikes Tonight


It’s an activity your family, friends or co-workers can enjoy and you’ll be helping a youth organization at the same time. It’s the annual Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon.

The Bowl-a-Thon is tonight at 6 p.m. CT at Bowlaway Lanes in Knox and teams are needed to help gather funds for Junior Achievement. Bridget Markin, a Junior Achievement representative, says this fundraiser is a worthwhile program for Starke County students.

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Andrew Williams Bowls Perfect Game At Bowlaway Lanes

The name of Andrew Williams will soon adorn the 300 Club plaque; the 12th name, to celebrate his 12-strike streak.

A new name will be added to the 300 Club at Bowlaway Lanes this week, after Andrew Williams bowled a perfect game amidst a crowd of cheers. Williams’ streak of 12 perfect frames makes him the 12th member of the prestigious club.

Williams said he was particularly surprised at the outcome of his game because he was at a disadvantage; not only was he not planning on bowling that day, but he was suffering from a knee injury as well.

“I was asked Tuesday night if I could bowl with the team Wednesday, but I had a hurt knee, so I figured I’d sit it out,” Williams said. “Then I got a call from Estill Shepard around 1 o’clock asking if I could fill in since one of their guys called off, I figured I might as well since we got off work early, so I was feeling pretty good.”

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Mike Aulby Participates in Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon

Mike Aulby throws a ball during the Bowl-a-Thon

Pro Bowler and PBA Hall of Fame Member, Mike Aulby, was in Knox last night to help support the Junior Achievement organization in a Bowl-a-Thon event at Bowlaway Lanes.

There were several teams that participated in the event, including the WKVI Men’s and Women’s teams. Each team won a game, but the Women’s team won in series points by 23 pins. Several door prizes were given out and a game of chance was won by Tom Berg. The WKVI Men’s team brought in the most in pledges with $380.

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Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon Gathers $4,500

WKVI Men's Team: Lenny Dessauer, Kim Hall, Pat Dunn, Tom Berg and Jerry Foust

The Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon at Bowlaway Lanes in Knox brought in approximately $4,500 Wednesday for the organization, thanks to pledges gathered by the five-member teams bowling from Starke and Pulaski Counties.

WKVI Women's Team: Valda Wielgos, Glenna Hahn, Bobbie Hoover, Norma Heise and Anita Goodan

All bowlers had a great time with some winning door prizes and other chances to win prizes during Wednesday’s fundraiser. Niki Clemons, Bridget Markin, and all involved with Junior Achievement did a great job planning the event. The WKVI Men’s and Women’s teams participated in the two game event with each team winning a game.

WKVI’s Tom Berg Bowls 224 Game

Tom Berg is now the owner of the WKVI high game patch

WKVI’s “Airwaves Rollers” took 2 out of three this week during Tuesday night action at Bowlaway Lanes. With Starke Circuit Court Judge Kim Hall subbing, Lenny Dessauer absent, and Pat Dunn in a two week slump, Tom Berg came to the rescue.  Taking the “Rollers” high game patch away from Dunn with a 224 game, Berg paced the victors in game two. The WKVI Morning Man attributed his sterling performance to a wrist brace given to him by Dessauer and a pep talk from his mother Judy Collins of Indianapolis.

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