Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Bowling history made by Kim Terrell-Kearney and Trisha Reid

This is an historic event because this is the first time a US Open bowling event {for that matter any major bowling event male or female} was contended by two African Americans women and that the semifinals had minority women in the majority.
In my youth league I had the pleasure to bowl with George Branham III(at the now defunct Northlanes bowling center) who became the first African American man to win a major PBA bowling event (he won the biggest event of the time the Firestone Tournament of Champions)



Terrell-Kearney wins US Women's Open

A tribute to George Branham III





Kim Terrell-Kearney Historic bowling match.

1 comment:

Villager said...

I seem to recall a statistic about there being more African American bowlers (per capita) than any other city in the country.

The only bowling alley I remember is the large one that was on Woodward ... across the street from a pub in which we held our program committee meetings for BDPA Detroit chapter back in the day. I forget the name of the pub...

Anyhow, thanx for educating me on this sporting achievement...

peace, Villager