July 17, 2012 04:51
I never had the chance to meet Luci Bonneau, but I wish I had. Luci lost her courageous battle with breast cancer in 1999 and now, for the 13th time, Luci’s memory and battle live on at Palace Lanes in Houston.
For the first time, bowling fans from around the world will be introduced to "The Luci”.
Xtra Frame, online Bowling Channel, is proud to present LIVE coverage of the Luci Bonneau Memorial Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles benefitting the Stehlin Foundation for Breast Cancer Research at Palace Lanes in Houston, Texas July 20-22. On the line is an $8,000 first prize and a Regional PBA title for members.
Watch ALL qualifying and match play LIVE on www.xtraframe.tv Saturday and Sunday. Follow the scores, share photos, talk about the action on PBA Facebook and Twitter and in person with all of your bowling friends and fellow fans.
The action at Palace Lanes gets underway with a LIVE FREE Xtra Frame preview Friday July 20 starting at 7 p.m. ET. Join Xtra Frame’s Mike J. Laneside, “The Bowling Guy” Jason Thomas and The Powerhouse Jackie Bowling for LIVE coverage of the sold-out Luci Bonneau Memorial Pro Am benefitting the Stehlin Foundation for Breast Cancer Research on PBA.com.
Visit the PBA Facebook Fan Page, or follow the PBA on Twitter @PBATour #TheLUCI this week for a link to the FREE LIVE preview show on PBA.com. The festivities will include tips by PBA pros, player interviews and a preview of the Luci Bonneau Memorial Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles.
The Luci Bonneau Memorial attracts some of the country’s most talented bowlers with an all-star tournament staff including tournament founder Donna Connors with Jim Welch of Sunset Station Strike Zone.
Among the 84 doubles teams scheduled to participate in the Luci will be defending champions and winners of 4 of the last 5 “Lucis”, Shannon Pluhowsky and Tommy Jones. Also scheduled to compete: Lynda and Chris Barnes, Liz Johnson with PBA Player of the Year and 2012 ESPY winner Sean Rash, Colombians Clara Guerrero and Andres Gomez, Carol Norman and Wes Malott, 2012 U.S. Women’s Open winner Kelly Kulick and Mike Scroggins.
Watch the Luci ProAm LIVE on the Xtra Frame FREE preview on PBA.com, then subscribe to your online Bowling Channel for LIVE coverage of the Luci Bonneau Memorial Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles Saturday and Sunday.
The Luci Bonneau Memorial Striking Against Breast Cancer Mixed Doubles will be webcast LIVE in its entirety on PBA.com’s online Bowling Channel, Xtra Frame, including Saturday’s qualifying rounds and Sunday’s match play competition. Saturday’s schedule includes eight-game qualifying rounds for Squads A and B at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. ET, with the top 12 doubles teams advancing to round-robin match play Sunday at 10 a.m. ET.
If you can’t be there in person, you can help by spreading the word, watching the coverage on Xtra Frame or by donating, send a check to:
LB Striking Against Breast Cancer
% of Memorial City Bank
820 Gessner Road
Houston, Texas 77024
Bowling world, it is my pleasure to introduce you to “The Luci”.
For a schedule of upcoming Live Xtra Frame coverage in July and August, click here.
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