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Bowling for Higher Education

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - For kids in the summer it's all about having fun. A lucky few got to have fun bowling, for free.
 
"Over 18 hundred kids have signed up for this particular program with the www.kidsbowlfree.com. And what that does, it just enhances, it says that kids do want to be apart of this sport." Said Ronnie Brooks of the Cenla Bowling Association.

The Kids Bowl Free program allows kids to bowl two free games every day this summer at the Four Seasons Bowling Alley in Alexandria.
 
"We want to get as many kids involved, we want to get the kids to love the game. Even if you don't perfect it to be as good as you can or be the best that you can be." Said Brooks.


Not only is the program a way to get kids interested in the sport, but also to let kids and parents know that bowling can actually better their future. 

 
"My son right now has close to 4 almost 5 thousand dollars in scholarship money, and he is just a sophomore in high school. And that's just from bowling." Said Brooks.

The United States Bowling Congress is giving out scholarships to kids who join a league in the Youth Amateur Bowling Association. Every kid that joins will receive money for an post secondary education.
 
"You know there are kids out there who don't get a chance or who are physically incapable to play sports like football and basketball, not everybody is made for it. So this is an over all a good sport to take a part in and get scholarship money for it." Said Nicholas Brooks, a youth bowler.

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