S-GI teen to appear on local televised bowling challenge
Alex, who will be appearing on the premier Saturday said, about being on TV, “I am both excited and nervous. I hope I do well and make Springville proud of me. I wish my competition luck.”
The bowler recently helped raise money for the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Springville, by raising pledges for a bowl-a-thon hosted by Tim and Bonnie’s Cascade Lanes and Pizza.
Alex’s parents, Gene and Becky Wendley of East Concord, said that they support their son in all of his bowling endeavors. “Gene and I are very excited to see our son on TV,” Becky Wendley said. “We are very proud of Alex.”
Among the bowler’s supporters is Kevin Farner of Springville Lanes, who has known Alex since he was young. Farner still coaches Alex in the game.
“I have been bowling since I was 5 years old and I have bowled on Saturday morning leagues at Springville Lanes with Kevin Farner as my coach,” Alex said. “I think bowling is fun. Kevin Farner, owner of Springville Lanes, has inspired me to bowl for the varsity bowling team.”
When Alex was 5 years old, he was already a junior league member at Springville Lanes and has participated on the S-GI varsity bowling team for the past three years.
“I have bowled for S-GI varsity bowling since the seventh grade,” Alex said. Farner is also his S-GI bowling coach.
The WNY Junior Bowling Challenge will allow bowlers ages 4 –17 to participate. This televised event is sponsored by the Bowling Proprietors Association of WNY, which includes lanes in the Springville area.
“I am hoping to have a good day at the lanes. I also hope I can find my mark,” Alex said.