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I started in 2015 buying bowling balls for one of the local coaches to give to youth bowlers.  Most recently he told me he had a Junior girl averaging 242 in matches and tournaments and that her ball had cracked in the bridge and in a crescent out from one of the finger holes.  She had talked to the house pro shop and was told that ball was no longer made.  The coach also told me she had just bowled an 805 in competition and was scared her ball would self destruct.  I found her a Guru Black in 15 pounds and gave it to her last week.  Friday he came up while I was bowling and told me she placed 4th in State Finals.

I thanked him for being so good with the youth bowlers.  I wish they had that kind of support when I was young.  You know, back in the Dark Ages.

Old bowlers never die, they just fade away.

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At my home center, we donate balls to the youth bowling cause.   In the past 2-3 years, I have probably donated more than a dozen myself!!  (between my balls and Colby's)   I'm not one of those...."sell them on ebay" types......I prefer to donate to bowlers in need.

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Ever since I switched to 14lbs a couple of months back, I have probably 5 15lbs balls just sitting in a closet.  I still don't know what to do with them.  I'd like to donate them to some of the bowlers in the Saturday morning league I coach.  The fact they all have the VISE system is good, but they'll have to plug and redrill or at least get a thumb slug, so they won't be totally free but cheaper than something new.
High sanctioned game: 300
High sanctioned series: 785
High league average: 213
Currently using: Brunswick Forest Green Quantum, DV8 Freakshow
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