Bowling is on The Rise Again!


Bowling back in the 50’s and 60’s seemed to be the thing to do and was at its highest percentage than any other decade including this decade. The main reason for the surge in its popularity in the 50’s and 60’s was due to the automatic pin setter. It continued to boom into the 70’s but in the 80’s there started to be a decline in its popularity mainly due to people not having the time to commit to being in a league or just not having the time to do family activities in general.

Although bowling is not at its peak like it was in the 50’s and 60’s it seems to be finding its way back as a fun family and team activity. There are new bowling alleys with modern amenities which make it more appealing for this new generation to start bowling.

Bowling is not just for the retired or senior citizens or the individuals who are part of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA). Anyone of any age can bowl. Most people, after they have tried bowling, come away loving it and want to bowl again and again and even possibly join a league. Many bowling alleys have bowling leagues every night which allows people the opportunity to join a league that fits with their schedule and let’s them fulfill the commitment of being part of a team. You can form your own team with your family or friends or a mixture of both or you can join a team and have the opportunity to meet new people.

Your team can really feel like a team by getting bowling jerseys or t-shirts with your team name on it. Getting a sublimated jersey or t-shirt does not cost a lot and it really can bring a lot of excitement to your team and even to other teams in the league. Your team would be the envy of other teams when they see you all wearing your custom sublimated bowling apparel.

There are leagues that are serious which are called sanction leagues but there are many leagues that are just meant to have fun. You still have the competition but the fun leagues are exactly that they say, FUN. There are some bowling leagues that even give free bowling balls at the end of the season and there are discounts given for food purchases and discounts for bowling on non bowling league nights. I know for myself and my family when we joined a bowling league it was something that we all looked forward to every week because we knew it was at least one night out of the week we were all going to be able to be together for a few hours of fun. In the busy world we are in right now it is tough for families to find time to be together and enjoy each other’s company.

Having every family member commit to one night or day a week to a family activity is the best gift you can give to your family. The memories it will create will last a lifetime. Deciding on a team name will always be an adventure and then having that team name put on a custom sublimated t-shirt would be the icing on the cake. Getting a sublimated jersey or t-shirt is better than screen printing because you can design it however you want. You can have as many colors as you want and the cost doesn’t change if you want your team name and a logo or how many places you want decoration on the jersey. It is a one set cost which is different than screen printing or heat press which it does matter how many colors and how many places on the jersey that is decorated.

If you have never tried bowling or you have bowled in the past but life got in the way and you haven’t been able to bowl in a while drive to your nearest bowling alley and begin getting those strikes. If you have never bowled you will find it is something you will love to do. If you are a returning bowler you will probably wonder why you stopped going in the first place.

Happy Bowling!

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