image description
The Gary Superneau Youth Bowling League is working to get kids hooked on the lifetime sport of bowling.
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description
image description

North Adams Youth Bowling League Gets Some Help

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
Print Story | Email Story

About three dozen children and teens ranging in age from 5 to 19 participate in the Saturday morning league. 
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Gary Superneau Youth Bowling League is still going strong and has a new partnership that opens it up to more families.
 
League organizer Brent Lefebvre said because of the new financial partnership with MountainOne, the longtime youth bowling league will be able to teach more children how to bowl.
 
"The youth bowling league has been around for a very long time. I bowled in it when I was a youth and it was around before I came along," Lefebvre said. "This partnership will help us grow the sport of bowling by providing opportunities for children to bowl who normally would not be able to due to financial strain."
 
The league has been around for some time now and was renamed this year in memory of local bowling legend and champion of youth bowling Gary Superneau, who passed in 2016. Superneau and his father had managed and owned the bowling alley for many years. 
 
The group meets up Saturday mornings at Greylock Bowl & Golf where U.S. Bowling Congress registered and certified coaches are available to guide the youngsters.
 
"The mission of our league is to provide a safe and fun environment for the youth of our community to learn the sport of bowling," he said. "Children in the league will learn sportsmanship, teamwork, perseverance, and many other important skills useful in everyday life."
 
Lefebvre said there are 35 kids currently in the league and ages range from 5 to 19. The league is split into a peewee division and a junior/senior division.
 
"This is where they learn the fundamentals of bowling, proper form and technique, and the general rules of bowling," he said. "As the kids move up in age and skill, they move to the junior/senior division."
 
Lefebvre said once in the upper division, they learn more advanced skills.
 
"This is where, with the help of our coaches, they will hone their skills and learn the more advanced techniques of bowling," he said. "Things like how to use a reactive ball, how to read the lanes and where to throw the ball depending on what the oil pattern is doing."
 
Lefebvre said there is a cost to the bowling program and now that the MountainOne financial services firm is offering financial aid to families, the cost of the program can be offset, and more children can learn how to bowl properly. 
 
Bowling is different than other sports and the young bowlers are learning something they will be able to enjoy for the rest of their lives, he said.
 
"It's a lifelong sport. Similar to golf in the fact that it's something you can do at age 5 as well as age 70," he said. "It's not a high-impact sport so the wear and tear on your body is much less than that of football or basketball. Bowling requires hand-eye coordination, timing, balance and a large amount of focus."
 
Signups for the league were earlier this summer but anyone interested in participating can contact the league through its Facebook page here
 
Disclosure: Greylock Bowl & Golf is owned by iBerkshires.com Publisher Osmin Alvarez.

Tags: bowling,   greylock bowl,   youth sports,   

2 Comments
iBerkshires.com welcomes critical, respectful dialogue; please keep comments focused on the issues and not on personalities. Profanity, obscenity, racist language and harassment are not allowed. iBerkshires reserves the right to ban commenters or remove commenting on any article at any time. Concerns may be sent to info@iberkshires.com.

North Adams Happenings:Nov. 20-26

SAVE THE DATE
NOVEMBER 27th - North Adams Annual Tree Lighting
Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in downtown North Adams on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 6:00PM! The rain date will be Friday, December 6, 2019.
https://www.facebook.com/events/942141622814491/

NOVEMBER 27th - Tree Lighting Downtown Bike Around
Decorate your bike with Christmas lights and lead Santa to the tree lighting ceremony. Wear a helmet, warm clothing and be sure to have lights on your bike. Call Amanda Chilson at (413) 663-7588 for more information.

NOVEMBER 28th - THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY HIKE
9:30-12:00pm at TOURISTS.  Come together for a community hike on Thanksgiving Morning at TOURISTS hotel on the Appalachian Trail. Options for everyone! Free. Registration Encouraged (email t.remelius@touristswelcome.com) Please arrive 15 minutes before the hike.   https://www.exploretock.com/tourists/event/80890/thanksgiving-morning-community-hike
Donations encouraged: We’ll be collecting non-perishable food items and toiletries to be donated to the Al Nelson Friendship Center
915 State Road, (413) 346-4933.

NOVEMBER 30th - Small Business Saturday

DECEMBER 7th - December Indoor Farmers Market
Join us for the December indoor market. 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Over a dozen vendors. HIP/SNAP/EBT/CC/Debit/Cash accepted. We double SNAP/EBT up to $15. For more updates on this market follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NorthAdamsFarmersMarket/
Wednesday 11/20
9:00 A.M. (FREE), SOCIAL, Open Hours UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, (413) 664-4612 More information.

10:00 A.M. (FREE), KIDS, Terrific Tots Playgroup The Family Center, 210 State Street, (413) 664-4821 More information. 


11:30 A.M. (FREE), KIDS, Little Wonders Baby Playgroup The Family Center, 210 State Street, (413) 664-4821 More information. 


5:00 P.M. (FREE), CELEBRATION, The Neighborlies Church Street Center, 375 Church Street, (413) 663-7588 More information.

6:00 P.M. (FREE), TALK, Local Color Artist Talk Series: Jane Hudson TOURISTS Welcome, 915 State Road, (413) 346-4933 More information.

8:00 P.M. (FREE), MUSIC/PERFORMANCE, The Bull and the Arrow HiLo North Adams, 55 Union Street More information.

8:00 P.M. (FREE), GAMES, Trivia Night! Ramunto's, 67 Main Street, (413) 398-5152 More information.

Thursday 11/21
9:00 A.M. (FREE), SOCIAL, Open Hours UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, (413) 664-4612 More information.

4:00 P.M. (FREE), TUTORING, After School Program UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, (413) 664-4612 More information.

5:00 P.M. (FREE), TALK, Artist Talk: Genevieve Gaignard MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way More information.

7:00 P.M. (Donations welcome), WORKSHOP, Short Fiction Writing Workshop Common Folk, 73 Main Street More information.

7:00 P.M. ($5/members, $10/non-members), KIDS, Open Gym Night J Star Gymnastics, 69 Union Street More information.

7:30 P.M. (FREE), BINGO, Musical Bingo 41 Roberts Drive More information.

7:30 P.M. (FREE), CONCERT, Sunshine Nights - Live at TOURISTS TOURISTS Welcome, 915 State Road, (413) 346-4933 More information.

8:00 P.M. ($12 adv, $15 at the door), CONCERT, Front Country HiLo North Adams, 55 Union Street More information.
Friday 11/22
10:00 A.M. (FREE), KIDS, Drop-In Playgroup The Family Center, 210 State Street, (413) 664-4821 More information.

12:00 P.M. (FREE), SOCIAL, Open Hours UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, (413) 664-4612 More information.

6:00 P.M. ($1 and up), GAMES, BINGO! North Adams Elks 487 Lodge, 100 Eagle Street, (413) 664-9039 More information.

7:00 P.M. (By Donation), CRAFTING, Knitting Nights with Common Folk Common Folk, 73 Main Street More information.

7:00 P.M. ($12 adv, $15 at the door), CONCERT, Melanie Glenn w/ Party of the Sun HiLo North Adams, 55 Union Street More information.

8:00 P.M. ($10-15), THEATER, MCLA Theatre Presents: Sweet Charity MCLA Venable Theatre, 375 Church Street More information.

9:00 P.M. (FREE), MUSIC, Karaoke Friday! State Street Tavern, 167 State Street, (413) 664-9152 More information.
Saturday 11/23
9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. (FREE), MARKET, Holiday Bazaar American Legion Post 125, 91 American Legion Drive, (413) 398-9114 More information.

10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. ($5-10), MARKET, FESTIVE Holiday Market Greylock WORKS, 508 State Road, (413) 398-9114 More information.

11:00 A.M. (FREE), KIDS, Wonders of Migration North Adams Public Library, 74 Church Street, (413) 662-3133 More Information

2:00 P.M. ($10-15), THEATER, MCLA Theatre Presents: Sweet Charity MCLA Venable Theatre, 375 Church Street More information.

7:00 P.M. ($15 advance, $20 door), CONCERT, Dwight & Nicole HiLo North Adams, 55 Union Street More information.

8:00 P.M. (Prices Vary, see link for details), COMEDY, High Mud Comedy Festival Presents Josh Gondelman MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way More information.

8:00 P.M. ($10-15), THEATER, MCLA Theatre Presents: Sweet Charity MCLA Venable Theatre, 375 Church Street More information.
Sunday 11/24
2:00 P.M. ($10-15), THEATER, MCLA Theatre Presents: Sweet Charity MCLA Venable Theatre, 375 Church Street More information.

3:00 P.M. (FREE, Registration required), CONCERT, Boston Symphony Orchestra - BSO Community Chamber Concert Church Street Center, 375 Church Street, (617) 266-1200 or (888) 266-1200 More information.

3:00 P.M. (FREE), MEET UP, Crafternoon MCLA Freel Library, Blackinton Street, (413) 662-5321 More information.

6:00 P.M. (Pay What You Can), WORKSHOP, Vinyl Cutting Workshop Common Folk, 73 Main Street More information.
Monday 11/25
6:00 P.M. (FREE), GAMES, Trivia Night Bright Ideas Brewing, 111 MASS MoCA Way More Information
View Full Story

More North Adams Stories