Cats’ are Best Bowlers

By Jenny Johnson

Strikes and gutter balls ran down the lanes at Oak Tree Lanes in
Diamond Bar on Thursday night. The only sound overriding the loud
music was the laughter coming from the seven lanes reserved for Cal
Poly.

Cal Poly students and staff came together for a night of fun
bowling and good times at the Second Annual Bowling Recreational
Tournament.

“These off-campus events help students and staff to hang loose
and get together in a different atmosphere,” said Janae Reed,
assistant program manager for the Fitness Center.

“The event went really well last year and was a great success,”
said Sean Del Rossi, the program manager for the Bronco Fitness
Center.

Del Rossi said they like to have outside events like this for
students, faculty and staff to come out and integrate together.

This year’s event had a crowd of about 35 people, which is
smaller than last year’s 14 teams, but participants still enjoyed
their evening.

“I think it is great to be with friends and being competitive at
the same time,” said Tim Cumbo, a second-year hospitality
management student and member of T.A.G. “Off campus events are
great because after you finish a test you can relax with your
friends at a fun activity.”

The bowling tournament is part of the regular programming
available to students from the Bronco Fitness Center, which has
housed events such as basketball tournaments and bike runs, but
bowling was the main event this quarter.

For many students and staff it was their second time back.

“I love to bowl, I came last year and I feel that it is an
instrumental part of the campus for students and staff to meet,”
said Richard Barron, also known as Capt. Moonlight, ASI staff
member and member of “The Alley Cats.”

“It helps make more friends,” said Barron.

The tournament consisted of four person teams that signed up to
play for $30.

With team names like “The Alley Cats,” “The “A” Team,” “T.A.G.,”
“Nothing To Spare,” and “The Business,” students and staff were
getting down to business.

The night ended with smiles and fellowship but one team wore the
crown of winner; the “Alley Cats” won by 44 points more than the
second place team.

The “Alley Cats” received trophies, T-Shirts and recognition
from their peers as the best bowling team for the night.

“We hope to do this again next year, but bigger and better,”
said Reed.

Jenny Johnson can be reached at arts@thepolypost.com or by phone
at (909) 869-3744.

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