Hill AFB Bowling Center offers fun for all

Patrons enjoy the Hill Air Force Base Bowling Center on Jan. 10, which offers bowling specials almost daily. The center also offers lunch specials throughout the week. To view all the specials for the current month, contact the Bowling Center at 801-777-6565 or visit the website at http://www.75thforcesupport.com/bowling/index.html.
David Greene, Bowling Center employee, inspects the bowling shoes after the users are done with them. The Bowling Center offers dollar games the last two hours of the night on Tuesdays this month and two for one game’s on Tuesdays from 11 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.
Bowling balls of various weights stand ready for patrons use at the center. The center has ramps and other accessories for young children just beginning to bowl and remote-controlled bowls for those who want to bowl and have a disability.
By Senior Airman Melissa Dearstone
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
January 12, 2012

Bowling has been a sport for hundreds of years. Today, more than ninety-five million people in over ninety countries worldwide enjoy this pastime.

The Hill Air Force Base Bowling Center offers twenty lanes of fun for all ages, a newly renovated alley, monthly specials, bowling leagues and competitive rates.

In 2010 the Bowling Center underwent some key renovations.

"The look of the center was updated, we upgraded the lanes with liquid crystal display monitors and added new bowling balls and lights for our Thunder Alley cosmic bowling," said Mike Lucovitz, Bowling Center manager.

The renovations were done so that everyone could enjoy the bowling center.

"Bowling is a recreation enjoyed by all," said Lucovitz. "As soon as you can walk, you can bowl and we offer ramps and light weight bowling balls so all ages can participate."

The Bowling Center even offers a special bowling ball for anyone who may have a disability and are normally unable to bowl.

"Last year, the Air Force Services Agency bought every Air Force Bowling Center a remote-controlled bowling ball," said Lucovitz. "It is primarily for the wounded warriors and disabled so that they can still participate in this sport. It is free of charge to use and the Hill Air Force Base Bowling Center purchased three additional remote-controlled bowling balls so they are always available."

The Bowling Center not only accommodates leisure bowlers, but also bowling leagues.

Lucovitz said that they have approximately 300 league bowlers in the fall and winter. The leagues last anywhere from twenty-eight to thirty-two weeks, five nights a week.

"I enjoy bowling at the Hill Air Force Base Bowling Center because it's a good alley and is always consistent," said Terry Wixon, a twelve year league bowler on "Let'em Have It" team. "You can go to other bowling centers and the oil on the lanes is always different, but at Hill, it is always the same."

Not only does the Bowling Center offer an alley to many leagues, it also offers competitive rates and monthly specials.

"We offer much lower prices than the average bowling centers and specials that you just can't beat," said Lucovitz. "We offer dollar game nights, Quarter Mania, Thunder Alley and family nights, just to name a few of our specials."

Whether one is looking for some entertainment or wants to get competitive and join a league, the base Bowling Center has it all.

The Bowling Center hours are Sunday, 1-9 p.m., Monday, 4-9 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

For more information on leagues, prices and specials, visit the Hill AFB Bowling Center Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hill-AFB-Bowling-Center/126183484111311 or the web site at http://www.75thforcesupport.com/bowling/index.html.

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