Kelly Kulick can roll, man E-mail
Written by Chalupa   
Wednesday, 27 January 2010 19:27

I can't say I've ever heard of women making many waves in the ocean of professional bowling.  I know there was a "women's version" similar to the WNBA, but I haven't heard much about it in a while.  The article actually mentions it shutting down a few years ago.  Luckily, there's still room in the PBA (Professional Bowling Association) for Kelly.  She's the first woman to ever win a Lumber Liquidators Professional Bowlers Association tournament.  She's also the first woman to ever earn a two year exemption on the PBA tour.  This means she doesn't have to qualify to enter any PBA tournament for two years.  She can just show up and compete.

This is pretty huge in a world where men are usually considered far superior than women in most sports.  This also isn't a sport that can get awkward with men and women competing against each other like grecco-roman wrestling or football.  Hopefully this can be a bit of a stimulus to the sport.  I remember bowling being on TV constantly as a kid, but today it's not a sport that receives the big sponsors and endorsements.  Maybe Kelly can help turn this around a bit like Danica Patrick has done for professional racing.

http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/company-news/kelly-kulick-strikes-against-pro-bowlings-image-crisis/19330971/

Comments (2)
  • James Hoosier  - Liam
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    This was truely a great feat for sure.
    it never would have happened if women bowlers had not gone to court along time ago bitching that it was not fare for them to not be able to participate in what was then called ABC
    (The American Bowling Congress) which was a men only club. I as a male bowler could not and still would not be unable to participate in a tournament that was created for women.

  • Chalupa
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    Wow, I was not aware about how women got involved in professional bowling. That makes it seem a little unfair.

    Do you have any thoughts on why the women's PBA shut down? Should women competing in the PBA be fair now because they don't have their own bowling association to compete in?

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