On Saturday, Brentwood’s Harvest Park Bowl will be one of thousands of bowling centers across the nation to take a shot at breaking last year’s total. Last year, 1,252 centers combined to set the mark. According to Harvest Park Bowl Manager Sherry Mackenzie, this year’s goal is to not merely eclipse the record, but shatter it. She hopes the effort will hit the jackpot: a magic million.
For its part, Harvest Park hopes to at least equal its 2010 output of 1,820 bowlers.
This is the third year that bowling alleys nationwide will attempt to set record-breaking totals. All participants will receive a certificate recognizing their contribution.
“We’re excited to join thousands of centers, from coast-to-coast across the United States, in celebrating National Bowling Week,” Mackenzie said. “We invite bowlers of all levels and talents to stop by and join in our record-breaking event as we try to help make history.”
Between noon and 6 p.m. on Saturday, games will cost $1, as will shoes. Snack bar specials, raffles, music and participation dances will augment the festivities.
While the specials will run only in that six-hour time slot, Harvest Park will count every game that’s bowled that day, from 9 a.m., when the doors open, through the closing at 1:30 a.m. the following morning – including league games and Rock ’n Bowl.
“We want to get people interested in bowling,” said Mackenzie. “More than anything, what we want is to have families come down and have fun.”
While its participation in the event hasn’t even begun, Harvest Park is off to a good start toward achieving its goals – all lanes have been reserved for the noon hour.
Saturday also brings to an official end The World Record Event and National Bowling Week, which began July 30. While Harvest Park’s participation in the record-breaking attempt is limited to Saturday, by the time the week is over, more than 4,000 bowling centers will have participated in the week’s activities.
“We’re a part of the Bowling Proprietors Association of America,” Mackenzie said. “This is one of their sponsored events and we like to participate as much as we can. We also want to get people interested in leagues and the birthday parties that we have.”
For additional information, visit www.harvestparkbowl.com or call 925-516-1221.