Sen. Clinton...something so that our party and the people can
make the right decision. So I have a proposal. Today I am challenging
Sen. Obama to a bowl-off -- a bowling night -- right here in Pennsylvania.
Winner-take-all. I'll even spot him two frames. It's time for
his campaign to get out of the gutter, and allow all of the pins to be
counted. And I'm prepared to play the game all the way, to the tenth
frame. And when this game is over, the American people will know
when that phone rings at 3 a.m. they'll have a president who's ready to
bowl on day one. So let's strike a deal and go bowling for delegates.
We don't have a moment to spare, because it's already April Fool's Day.
PRESS RELEASE from Strike Ten Entertainment via PRNewswire-USNewswire
Pennsylvanians Hit the
Lanes to Bowl for Their Candidate
Bowling Proprietors Association of Pennsylvania Hosts Statewide Voting 'Bowl- Off' Across 130 Centers
Obama and Clinton Invited to Cast Their Bowling Vote - and Receive Lessons from Pennsylvania's Finest Bowlers
PHILADELPHIA, April 4, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
-- Inspired by Senator Hillary Clinton's April Fool's Day bowling challenge
Barack Obama, the Pennsylvania Bowling Proprietors' Association (PABPA), in tandem with Strike Ten Entertainment -- the marketing arm of the national
Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), today announced a state-wide "Bowl Your Vote" challenge that will be executed across more than 130 bowling centers. On April 11, 12, and 13, and timed to the Democratic Presidential primary, state residents who bowl at PABPA centers will be able to vote for their candidate by donating their pin scores.
The PABPA also invited Senators Clinton and Obama to cast their own bowling votes and offered to provide bowling lessons to both candidates. Senator Obama, in particular, may need the help -- Clinton's initial challenge was levied after Obama bowled a dismal score of 37 -- out of 300 -- at a center in Altoona, PA.
"Bowling is a proud part of our state's culture and heritage, and we're inviting the great people of Pennsylvania to take to the lanes to 'bowl their vote,'" said Jack Minelli, President of the PABPA. "We're also extending offers to Senators Clinton and Obama to score some 'delegate pins' and receive lessons from some of Pennsylvania's finest home grown bowlers."
Before April 16, Pennsylvania bowlers will have an opportunity to enter their pin tallies to support the candidate of their choice in a customized vote tracker Web link (http://www.gobowling.com/PAvotes). A list of participating centers, as well as additional information, can be located at http://www.gobowling.com.
"'The Bowl Your Vote Challenge' is a fun and original way to help predict the winner of the upcoming Democratic primary," said James Sturm, Chairman of Strike Ten Entertainment. "You may be surprised -- our final pin tallies could be more accurate than some of the media predictions and Gallup poll results."
About Strike Ten Entertainment
Strike Ten Entertainment is the marketing arm of the bowling industry and part of the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America. Strike Ten Entertainment's mission is to increase the number of paid bowling games in bowling centers each year.
Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, the 75-year-old
Bowling Proprietors' Association of America represents the business interests
of bowling center owners worldwide.