Five Lucky Bowlers to Win a Chance to Bowl with "The Bus" on Aug. 14

by PBA Editor August 8, 2009 19:00

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (Aug. 7, 2009) – Thanks to the Max and Erma’s restaurant chain, five lucky bowlers will have an opportunity to bowl with former Pittsburgh Steelers star Jerome Bettis in the Aug. 14 MGM Grand Detroit PBA Pro-Am at Thunderbowl Lanes.


The Professional Bowlers Association, Max and Erma’s, Goodwill Industries and the MGM Grand have teamed up in creating the Max and Erma’s Bowl with the Bus Sweepstakes as part of the PBA World Series of Bowling, which got underway Aug. 3 in suburban Detroit. The “Bowl with the Bus” sweepstakes, open to adults ages 21 and older, will run from Friday at 6:00 p.m. through Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. Eastern. To enter go to a participating Southeastern Michigan Max & Erma’s location.  For a list of participating locations go to:


Bettis, a Detroit native and avid bowler, starred at Notre Dame before launching a highly-successful National Football League career with the Los Angeles Rams where he was named 1993 NFL Rookie of the Year. Bettis subsequently left the St. Louis Rams and finished his career with the Steelers, retiring in 2006 after helping Pittsburgh win Super Bowl XL which was held in Detroit. The 5-foot-11, 255-pound running back earned his nickname, “The Bus,” by running over the opposition.


Bettis will return to the bowling lanes on Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. to bowl with five fans in the MGM Grand Pro-Am. The five bowlers, selected randomly in the sweepstakes drawing, will include a grand prize winner who also will receive a two-night stay at MGM Grand Detroit. Five second-prize winners in the Max and Erma’s Sweepstakes will receive two tickets each for one of the PBA World Series of Bowling ESPN telecasts on Sept. 6 at Thunderbowl Lanes.


The MGM Grand Detroit PBA Pro-Am is open to bowling fans of all ages and skill levels. Squads will bowl at 3 and 6 p.m. on Aug. 14, and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Aug. 23 at Thunderbowl Lanes. The adult winner will receive $1,000; the top youth pro-am bowler will receive a $1,000 scholarship. One lucky Pro-Am bowler will be selected for a chance to convert a 7-10 split for a $50,000 prize.


For pro-am information and reservations, call (313) 928-4688 or go to


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