The Professional Bowlers Association may be coming to Grants Pass
The Professional Bowlers Association may be holding a national pro bowling event in Grants Pass if several local bowling enthusiasts get their way.
Jeff Voigt, a local bowler, and Kevin Croucher, the owner of Caveman Bowl, addressed the Grants Pass City Council during their Monday workshop about the possibilities of the event coming to Grants Pass late next June. Voight said the event would cost $15,000 to bring the PBA to town and they are seeking a partnership with the city at a cost of $5,000.
Voigt said the event will benefit the community because approximately 300 to 400 professional and amateur bowlers would come to the community as well as fans who would spend money and strengthen the local economy. The event would also inspire local children and promote bowling in the community.
Croucher, who plays on the PBA Senior Tour, says that he is friends with many famous bowlers and they have already said they were interested in holding an event in the area.
Councilor Dan DeYoung mentioned the suggested event date would be held between Boatnik and Back to the 50ís and would be a boon to local tourism.
All councilors were supportive of the idea and the partnership will be added to a future agenda.