Wales, FL - January 10, 2010: Kegel joins the fight against breast cancer with
a pink lane machine to be auctioned off at Bowl Expo, bowling's largest industry
In 2006, Virginia Wright founded the Beverly J. Wright Memorial
Tournament in honor of a dear friend and long-time active bowler in the community.
Each year, the tournament is held at Cypress Lanes in Winter Haven, FL, and Wright
has been able to donate thousands of dollars to Susan G. Komen Bowl for the Cure
to fund breast cancer research. Thanks to the effort and enthusiasm of Wright,
Kegel has decided to take their support for her tournament one step further.
is currently building a two pink lane machines that will be used at the Women's
US Open in Euless, TX. Wright will be joining the employees of Kegel on January
12, 2011 at 2:00 pm at their facility in Lake Wales for a signing of one of these
machines. In addition, Kegel will be building two more pink machines for the USBC
Women's Championship in Syracuse, NY and the USBC Open Championship in Reno, NV.
Virginia has fought hard to raise money for her cause and her reaches are now
stretching across the country.
In June 2011, the signed pink lane machine
will be showcased at Kegel's booth at Bowl Expo, held in Grapevine, TX. The fate
of the other machines is undetermined, but it is likely they will be used to continue
to raise money and awareness for breast cancer in 2012. The donated machine will
be auctioned off at an event called the Salute to Champions and the funds raised
will be split between breast cancer research and the Bowling Hall of Fame. It
is estimated that this machine could raise $15,000 for each.
Kegel President, says, "The Bevery J. Wright Tournament is an amazing event
run for a great cause. I'm honored to be a part of it and offer support in any
way I can." The donation to fund breast cancer research will be made in the
name of Kegel and the Beverly J. Wright Memorial Tournament.
Founded in 1981, Kegel has spent three decades researching the sport
of bowling while offering products, services, and systems to enhance the sport.
The company is based in Lake Wales, Fla. where it operates its manufacturing,
quality control, software development, chemical production and packaging, technical
support, Kegel Connection Pro Shops, Foundation300 and its world renowned Kegel
Training Center. Kegel remains the only ISO 9001 certified manufacturer in the
bowling industry. For more information, please visit www.kegel.net.