Silver Bowl Youth Go To Pepsi State Tourney
Six young bowlers will represent the Silver Bowl bowling alley in the Pepsi State Bowling Tournament next month. The tournament is scheduled for May 5-7 at Drkula’s 32 Bowl in Inver Grove Heights. The six bowlers came out of the 22 participants in junior leagues at the Silver Bay bowling alley this year.
Competing in the state tournament this year is Keenan Fischer, the reigning state champion in the under 8 age category. Also competing are Ellis Goutermont, Emsley Fischer, Brielle Fischer, Gabriel Russell, and Donnie Melander.
Each of these young people finished first or second in their class at district level tournaments held last month.
“This was a record year for participants in our youth leagues,” said Silver Bowl owner Logan Fischer. “We went from nine kids last year to 22 this year.”
He added that Silver Bowl is the only public bowling alley between Thunder Bay and Duluth and from Lake Superior to Virginia.
Logan and his wife Joleen acquired the bowling alley nine years ago. They immediately refurbished the inside, replacing machines and seating and adding a party room. The facility features eight, well maintained lanes.
Silver Bowl is open from 4 pm to close Wednesday through Saturday and operates October through the end of April. The business closes for the summer months to perform maintenance on the machines and property and allow the Fischers to enjoy family time.
Logan reports that they have 62 men and women rolling in adult leagues this year.
“We want to keep community bowling going,” Logan said. “And we try to attract new people to the sport.”
Logan and Joleen also operate All In One Fitness and Tanning in Silver Bay and a real estate rental business offering long term housing rentals for local folks on the shore. In addition, Logan is starting up a financial advisory business based in Silver Bay. A dedicated entrepreneur, he looks forward to helping residents of Lake and Cook county manage their financial resources for future growth and security.
Interested bowlers, and non-bowlers interested in learning more, may call Silver Bowl at (218) 226-4479 or go to its Facebook page.