70th Annual Wisconsin Lions Bowling Tournament
Hosted by the Merrill Lions. February 20 to April 11
Lincoln Lanes, 1208 N. Center Ave., Merrill
A Note to all Wisconsin Lions Bowlers
With everything that’s happening right now it’s hard to think about our annual activities like the Lions State Bowling Tournament. The Merrill Lions have pledged to continue with hosting the tournament this year. With that said we will make every effort possible to provide a safe environment for those participating and working the event. We will provide hand sanitizer and have disposable face masks available along with a sanitized facility.
The dates for the tournament are over seven weekends, starting February 20-21 and running through the weekend of April 10-11, excluding Easter weekend.
We have been lucky to have great support from our community businesses. Our Ad booklet has over 30+ ads from businesses plus numerous raffle basket donations. A number have discounts for those that wish to patronize the business while they are here. We have been blessed to have a local business donate a large amount of its inventory to us to use as prizes. That being said, we will not be limited in our raffles by the number of items we have but by the amount of enthusiasm you show use each week to do more raffles.
We will have bowling ball raffles with added prize baskets. We will have 50-50 raffles, some with added prize baskets. We have a large amount of donations that will be given away in raffles. We have a donation of powder coated laser cut “Lion Logo with WE SERVE”. One of these will be raffled off each weekend. We will be having RED pins included in some racks. A strike or possibly some other result will win you a mystery prize. We are still working on our tournament long raffle but it looks to have a number of prizes including cash prizes.
We are starting to get close to filling up some weekends already. We have a FACEBOOK page wwwfacebook.com/merrilllions where we have created and event for the bowling tournament along with regular entries. We will be updating the number of teams coming each weekend and how many open spots there still are so check it out.
So, get your teams together and come join us.
Lion Jeff Kraft & PDG Denny Knott/co-chairs
Announcement on 2021 Lions State Bowling Tournament
The Merrill Lions Club is moving forward with hosting the 2021 Lions State Bowling Tournament. With the dangers of Covid-19 ever present we will attempt to run a tournament that is as safe as possible. With social distancing being a problem with an event such as this, we will provide participants with personal hand sanitizer at registration for use during their time here. We will also have disposable face masks available for those who want to use them. You can use your own mask if you prefer to. We encourage the wearing of masks by all those present.
We will have no more than four participants per lane and keep clubs together on lanes as best we can. The staff at Les & Jim’s Lincoln Lanes will be disinfecting the bowling area along with the rest of the facility prior to the start of bowling. We will have hand sanitizer available at all times during the event in numerous locations in the facility. At registration and when needed we will provide single use pens. All staff handling raffle prizes, tickets, etc. will continuously use hand sanitizer and wear masks.
We hope that our efforts allow Lions from around the state to feel comfortable with participating but we understand if you decide to skip this year’s event. Stay safe no matter what you decide to do.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us.
Lion Jeff Kraft (715) 536-6656 or PDG Denny Knott (715) 218-1525
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