Be The Center’s next bowling champion

Be The Center’s next bowling champion
The 2018 tourney drew a near-sellout crowd. - File photo | Sun

BRADENTON – It’s not too late to join the fun at the LaPensee Bowling Tournament benefiting The Center of Anna Maria Island.

Player slots and lane sponsorships are still available for the annual event on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. at Bowlero Bradenton, 4208 Cortez Rd. W.

Be The Center’s next bowling champion
Trophies on display at last year’s tournament. – File photo | Sun

Signature lane sponsorships are available at $500 each including three games for five players, shoe rentals, pizza or wings, a pitcher of beer at the lane, business logo displayed on the lane and at check-in and a gift bag including a Yeti and Center fishing shirt with the business logo on it.

Lane sponsorship is available for teams of five players at $200 and for sponsors without a team, lane sponsorship is $150. If you want to play but don’t have a whole team, the cost is $30 per person and includes three games, shoe rental and pizza or wings. Kids’ lanes also will be available for young players.

At the end of the tournament, awards will be given out for the best team, best and worst male and female bowlers, and kid bowlers. An award also will be given to the best costume, so make sure that your team comes dressed to win.

In addition to the bowling fun, there will be a silent auction and raffle. All proceeds go to benefit The Center’s community and youth programs.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call The Center at 941-778-1908 or email

The Sun is the media sponsor for the tournament.