LaPensee Bowling Tournament to benefit Center

Lapensee bowling 2016 champions
The members of the Tom Sanger Pools Team took top team honors at the 2016 LaPensee Bowling Tournament benefiting The Center of Anna Maria Island. - File Photo | Sun

Dust off your bowling shoes and come out to the AMF Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road in Bradenton, to support The Center of Anna Maria Island at the LaPensee Bowling Tournament.

The tournament returns for the first time since 2016 and takes place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. This year’s event will include three games for participants, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and door prizes. Some of the items for the door prizes and auction include themed baskets, along with a $50 gift certificate and Yeti cooler donated for the event by Crowder Brothers Ace Hardware. Donated items are still being accepted for the door prizes and silent auction at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

This year’s awards ceremony will be held at the bowling alley immediately following the tournament. Prizes will be awarded for the men’s and women’s highest and lowest score and the highest score for ages 12 and under. An award also will be given for the best team costume.

As in years past, The Anna Maria Island Sun is once again a sponsor of the event.

Though LaPensee Plumbing, Pools & Air is the title sponsor, lane sponsorships are open for businesses for $150 and will come with the business logo displayed on the lane and at registration. Lane sponsorships at $200 also include playing for up to five bowlers, shoe rentals, and a choice of pizza or chicken wings to munch on during the three-game tournament. Individual bowlers also are welcome at $30 each, which includes three games, shoe rental, and a choice of pizza or wings. Children’s lanes with bumpers to help discourage gutter balls for the little ones also will be available for play.

Participants are encouraged to register early to make sure they have a space reserved. Bowlers can register by calling the Center at 941-778-1908 or going online to For more information, or to sponsor a team or lane, call the Center or email [email protected]