Friday, February 5, 2010

Tales From The Inbox - February 5, 2010




Fresh Air Fund
: In 2009, The Fresh Air Fund's Volunteer Host Family program, called Friendly Town, gave close to 5,000 New York City boys and girls, ages six to 18, free summer experiences in the country and the suburbs. Volunteer host families shared their friendship and homes up to two weeks or more in 13 Northeastern states from Virginia to Maine and Canada.

The Fresh Air Fund relies on donations to provide memorable summers to NYC children. The Fresh Air Fund needs hosts for the summer of 2010. More than 65% of all Fresh Air children are re-invited to stay with their host family, year after year.

Thanks to host families who open up their homes for a few weeks each summer, children growing up in New York City’s toughest neighborhoods have experienced the joys of Fresh Air experiences.

Click here to learn more about becoming a host or call (800) 367-0003!

Director Of Fandemonium
: After a season-long search to fill the “dream job” for an NFL fan, Monster.com® together with the National Football League (NFL) will announce the next “Director of the NFL Department of Fandemonium” live on the CBS Super Bowl XLIV Pregame Show from Sun Life Stadium on February 7 at 3:30 p.m. ET. The final two candidates have separated themselves from an initial group of more than 200,000 applicants and voting for them will continue at nfl.monster.com until midnight on February 5.

Bowling
: For the first time in the 5,000-year history of the sport, the bowling industry will be united under one roof with the grand opening of the International Bowling Campus (IBC) in Arlington, Texas, an unprecedented event in sports history. The IBC, located at 621 Six Flags Drive, is in close proximity to the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium, the Rangers Ballpark and the Six Flags Over Texas theme park. The 100,000-plus square foot IBC complex will house more than 200 employees.

The campus will serve as home to the new and expanded International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. The state-of-the-art museum will feature interactive displays and exhibits along with rare, one-of-a-kind items from the various eras dating back to 3,200 B.C. The IBC will also house the International Training and Research Center (ITRC) and an expansive pro shop making it the premier pro shop of the bowling industry. Additionally, the IBC will act as the central operating facility for the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) and the United States Bowling Congress (USBC).

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2 comments:

Mike said...

Since you mentioned bowling today, I'm a little surprised you haven't mentioned Kelly Kulick's win in the Tournament of Champions a couple of weeks ago. The PWBA closed its doors back in 2003, and the PBA decided to let the women join the men's tour in 2004. This is the first time a woman has won a men's event... and it was a big one!

I haven't bowled in a long time, and it was just a stroke of luck that I happened to see it on TV. It wasn't that the men bowled badly -- they didn't; she just bowled really well. She won the title with a 265. (For you non-bowlers, basically that means she missed only one shot the entire game.) That's pretty strong stuff from anybody, let alone a first-time winner making history.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Thanks for pointing that out! Good catch.

I haven't bowled in a while but keep meaning to. I'm not that good at all.