MICHIGAN WOMEN’S 600 Club members were joined by Shiawassee Shrine Club officers for the kick-off of the 46th annual Michigan Women’s 600 Club Tournament at Capitol Bowl in Owosso on Saturday, Oct. 7. The tournament’s approximately 650 entrants will spend seven weekends competing, with proceeds from the tournament benefitting the shriners’ Children’s Transportation Fund.
Shown during the kick-off event are 600 Club members Billie Hurley, Caroline Kowalczyk, Missy Boone, Liz Snell, and Robin Bowles; along with Capitol Bowl owners Tom and Theresa Trecha. The Shiawassee Shrine members can be seen wearing their customary red jackets. The group includes Treasurer Bill Lulham; James Peck, past president; President Ron Jacobs; Secretary Edward Koon; Vice President Jim Bowles; and Chaplain Don Gorte.
Over the history of the Michigan Women’s 600 Tournament, approximately $200,000 has been donated to the Shiawassee Shrine Club. Shriners International funds 22 hospitals and three burn centers in North America.
The tournament is open to National 600 Club members, and admission is $45 per person. Any qualifying bowler who is interested in competing can contact Tournament Director Missy Boone at (989) 627-9640, or via email at email@example.com.
Also during the tournament kick-off was a special ceremony held for Liz Snell, who has kept score for the Michigan Women’s 600 Tournament every year since its inception.
(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)