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Junior Gold youth bowlers on TV shows meaning of #AFutureForTheSport

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 11:00 pm
The 2015 U12 Junior Gold champions are Spencer Robarge, left, and Amanda Naujokas. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
As I’ve written many times before, it’s hard for a bowler of my generation to comprehend the Junior Gold Championships. Back in the 1970s, we had City Tournament, State Tournament and maybe one state competition sponsored by one of the major soft drink companies. There was no SMART program, no scholarship tournaments, and certainly no Junior Gold. When I went down to see Junior Gold in person for the first time last month, I literally was awestruck by the spectacle of thousands of...