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Holiday Bowling Parties are what's happening this year! Did you know at any of our seven centers, you can host a holiday party! We will customize the party to fit your needs and budget. Family parties, work parties, whatever your needs are we can help you! Please contact one of our centers for details!
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Learning how to bowl is half the fun at Community Bowling Centers In Detroit, MI

So you’ve decided to give this bowling thing more than just a casual try but don’t know what to do next. Glad you asked!!!

While bowling truly offers something for everybody, you will receive the most out of the experience by properly learning how the sport is played. The best way to do that is to take part in one of the many learn-to-bowl opportunities offered at Community Bowling Centers In Detroit, MI. 

Whether you are age 3 or 103, a learn-to-bowl clinic can be a fun way to find out more about bowling and the best ways to get better. The same goes no matter what your skill level. 

Learn-to-bowl classes can range from private individual lessons to teaching in pairs to large groups. Most are conducted by trained coaches who specialize in the newest techniques of teaching people how to best enjoy the game. 

Students normally are first taught about basic fundamentals including:

– Safe and courteous competition
     ~ Proper warm-up exercises
– Lane etiquette
– Choosing the right equipment
     ~ Bowling balls
     ~ Bowling shoes
– Proper stance
     ~ Where to line up
– Proper grip
     ~ How to hold the ball
– Proper approach
     ~ How to walk to the foul line
– How and when to deliver the shot
– Targeting
     ~ Where to aim
– The arm swing
– Proper release
– Keeping score

Subsequent classes might talk about intermediate skills such as:

– Joining a bowling league
– Adjusting to lane conditions
– How to make spares

There are even advanced classes that discuss things like:

– Mental game
– Competing in tournaments 

The key is finding the right type of class for your skill and comfort level. Call Community Bowling Centers and we’ll be happy to let you know all of the options no matter how you play the game. So don’t delay, call today!!

Boy, 10, Treated Daily for Cystic Fibrosis, Bowls Perfect Game

A 10-year old California boy who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as an infant is defying all the odds.

Sam Grayston, 10, of Laguna Hills, Calif., bowled a 300 last Friday at the Forest Lanes Bowling Center in Lake Forest, Calif.

“The pressure started to build and I threw the ball a little weird,” Sam said. “I was really nervous, but it kept going right to left and then all the pins fell.”

Sam’s mother, Laurie Grayston, said that Sam had part of his intestine removed and was fed through a feeding tube until he was nine months old. She was also told that Sam would never be able to sit up on his own.

“I didn’t want to believe it,” said Laurie. “We didn’t believe he was going to be held back. We thought he was going to be normal.”

Now Sam has to undergo daily treatment for his cystic fibrosis. This includes a few arduous breathing treatments every morning and night, including a treatment that requires him to wear a vest that shakes him vigorously to clear mucus from his lungs. He also has to take medicine each time he eats and has to drink constantly to avoid dehydration.

Despite what therapists and doctors predicted, Sam started to walk and has spectacular hand-eye coordination.

His father, Joe, a Los Angeles County fire captain and former professional baseball player for the Texas Rangers, taught his son how to play baseball and golf.

“He is great with almost any sport that uses a ball and a bat,” Joe said. “He is such a great athlete and he has a quiet confidence about him.”

“He has the most amazing swing as a lefty, in golf and baseball,” Laurie said. “He was on the 10 and 11 year old baseball All-Star team as a nine year old.”

According to his mother, Sam just wanted to try bowling for fun and now he can’t get enough of it. He wants all of his birthday parties to be at the bowling alley. The Graystons also set him up in a Youth Bowling League and started setting him up with private lessons.

“He just took off from there,” Laurie said. “I drop him off around 10 and he will play until 6 p.m. He is just focused on it; he is focused on any sport he does.”

However, Sam’s passion for bowling conflicted with his ability to play baseball and he had to make a decision.

Sam decided to take some time off from baseball so he could participate in his weekend bowling league. But, initially, this decision was met with some resistance from his parents.

“I had been his baseball coach for a few years and when he told me he was going to stop playing baseball and bowl instead I was like ‘Um, what?’” Joe said laughingly.

But, Sam’s parents said that they want him to follow his dream and do whatever he wants.

When Sam saw the last pin fall in the 10th frame he was elated.

“Happiness, lots of happiness. Most of my friends were there and everyone was watching,”  Sam said.

Sam said that his favorite sport is bowling and his next big goal will to bowl a 700 series over a course of three games.

“Sam is an inspiration,” his mother said.  ”He never complains and he is always in a good mood. He is just an all around amazing boy.”

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Is Your Family Looking For Fun things To Do This Summer?

Beat the summer heat with Kids Bowl Free At Community Bowling Centers in Detroit

As the summer of 2012 nears the mid-point, it's already proven different from the past as the heat and humidity normally reserved for Sun Belt states has reached virtually everywhere in the country.

With parents seeking ways to get their children off their video games and out of the house, what better way to help them keep moving and beat the hot weather than to introduce them to bowling.

Families in Detroit can bowl two free games every day for the rest of the summer, is participating in the national Kids Bowl Free summer bowling program. Bowling is a great way for your family to have a safe, secure and fun place to spend some time together.

Don’t forget about the Kids Bowl Free Family Pass which allows up to four adult family members to bowl up to two games each day with their children. The family pass is a great deal and using it just a time or two makes it an awesome investment for your family this summer.

Whether bowling with mom and dad, friends or relatives, youth can have a great time learning the basics. Competitive players can even use the free bowling games to practice their skills as they prepare for fall youth leagues and tournaments.

Remember to register your family today by visiting to get started. Then just print your coupons and redeem them at Community Bowling Centers

If you are looking for things to do this summer when the kids start screaming “I’m Bored” bring them bowling!

About Us

Community Bowling Centers are one of the finest chains of independently owned bowling centers in the country.  We own and operate eight modern bowling centers located throughout the Detroit Metro area.

Our mission is to provide a top quality bowling experience so that our bowling guests and their families will return again and again. We provide top notch bowling centers, quality activities, and events along with exceptional service and personal attention to our guests.

Did you know that kids vote bowling birthday parties #1? At Community Bowling Centers we have great Kids Birthday Party Packages available or we'll customize a birthday party package for your child.

We also offer great bowling leagues and host local, state and national bowling tournaments too!

At Community Bowling Centers we have also helped groups, charities and many others raise over $100,000 with bowling fundraisers. Fund raisers can be a real hassle, but we make it easy to raise lots of money FAST!

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