First place winners from Nth Degree (from left to right) Bob Stone, Gary Skenes, Jim Evans & Keenan Jung.
The Southeast chapter of the EDPA sponsored the 11th annual “Get Out Of The Gutter…For A Good Cause” charity bowling competition and social event on August 24 at Bowlmor Lanes in Dunwoody, Ga. This year’s event was attended by well over 225 EDPA members and was generously supported by key corporate sponsors raising much needed financial support for the families supported by the Randy Smith Memorial Golf Classic. This group of bowlers was the largest group ever for this key southeast chapter event.
The event featured 50 teams of four bowlers all competing for the coveted first place trophy. The field was narrowed to the 12 highest scoring teams competing in the semi-final round. The top five team scorers then bowled in the championship round which was won by Nth Degree with a four-bowler pin count of 713. The second place team was from MC2 bowling a solid 647 (pictured at left, L-R, Thomas Stone, Scott Winn, Scott Mohr and Keven Cole). The six teams from Exhibitus continued their enthusiastic support of the event wearing matching shirts and cheering throughout the evening to win the Team Spirit award for the fifth year in a row (pictured below). Corporate sponsors and supporters of this year’s event included e4 Design, Cort, Nth Degree, Brumark Flooring, Blue Sky Exhibits, Team Worldwide, ET Global, MC2, Tectonics, Exhibitus, The Inside Track, Octanorm, AFR, Optima Graphics, Colorchrome Atlanta, Zenvoid Design and Button It Up.
Sandra Braun, president of the EDPA SE chapter, summed up the evening saying, “We are so thankful to have the enthusiastic support from so many sponsors and bowlers from our SE EDPA chapter. The turnout was the best ever in our 11 year history of the tournament. We are honored to again donate all the proceeds of this event to the RSMGC.” The objective of the RSMGC is to help families in the exhibition industry who have suffered severe tragedies or are facing insurmountable medical expenses. The RSMGC is committed to providing financial and emotional support to all past and present recipients and their families. Thanks to everyone who helped make this another great bowling event. For more information about the EDPA please visit our chapter website: http://www.edpa.com/chapter/chapters_southeast.php#officer