2023 JACL Summer Bowling League Recap

September 17, 2023

There were 18 teams (72 bowlers) who had 12 weeks of fun bowling this summer. A dinner was held on August 13 to award prize money and give highlights from the bowling season. The dinner was catered by Ohana BBQ and desserts were provided by volunteers. Mike Hashimoto was the emcee and made it a fun evening. JACL bowling gift bags and Patty Hashimoto’s Pat on the Back neck coolers were raffle prize giveaways.

There was a fight for the first-place team, but Turkey Hunters prevailed. Team members were:

  • Turkey Hunters: Phil Quan, Steven Quan, Kaitlin Quan and Zach Abel.

There was also a fight for the last-place team and it ended in a tie. Both teams received gift bags with fun items and good luck wishes to do better next year.

  • Good Sometimes: Liz Matsumoto, Kenji Matsumoto, Erica Sugiyama Hill. Nanako Sugiyama
  • (We’re In) Big Trouble: Brian McCoy, Wesley Ong, Meiling Cheung, Tim Hogue

One of the teams put together this year had so much fun that they already signed up to be a team again next year!

Karie Matsuishi presented a thank you card and appreciation from the bowlers to league secretary, Joyce Shiota. Karie wrote the following poem in the card:

Another bowling season is over and done.
Once again we all had fun!
The 50/50 raffle was a big success.
We’re sure the Fuses liked it best!
Thank you for all the hard work you do.
Thanks to Patty and Sherry too.
It’s been a great evening with good food and friends.
Looking forward to next summer when we do this again!

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