UAB Bowlers Give Back While Teaching Bowling Skills

April 7, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Members of the UAB Bowling team took time out of their busy schedules Friday afternoon to teach local Hoover school district students the fundamentals of the game of bowling. Blazers student-athletes visited Bluff Park Elementary School on Friday to spend time with students and teach bowling form and lessons to local youth.

Head coach Michelle Crews and her Blazers brought in portable lanes, pins and bowling balls to demonstrate the fundamentals of the game of bowling to the students as part of their "extended day" period. The student-athletes were happy to share their time teaching the youngsters about the game of bowling, from scoring to how to properly hold a bowling ball. The end result was a lot of fun.

 "It was great to see how much fun they were having learning about the game of bowling," said Marissa Ferreira. "We were excited to take a break from our studies to teach them a valuable skill and we had a blast seeing the kids enjoy our game."

The Blazers have been active in local schools this academic year as part of the initiative from the UAB Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Opportunities to serve the community are a large part of the UAB Life Skills program. When UAB student-athletes are not busy hitting the books or perfecting their craft, they enjoy the opportunity to give back in the Birmingham community.

"We are always looking for ways to give back to the Birmingham community and to grow our sport," said Crews.

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