Hall of Fame’s BOM Bowling Bash has fun for all Friday in Alexandria.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video might be worth 10,000.

Case in point – click on the video above to get a look at the food, fun and frolic that everyone involved will enjoy at lunchtime Friday in Alexandria, in the only out-of-town activity during this week’s three-day Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration.

The LSHOF’s big party starts Thursday evening with the La Capitol Federal Credit Union Welcome Reception, free to all from 5-7 at the LSHOF Museum on the Front Street traffic circle in downtown Natchitoches.

This Friday, the scene shifts to Alexandria and Four Seasons Bowling Center for the Class of 2021 BOM Bowling Bash. To enter or get more information visit LaSportsHall.com and click on the Induction Week button, or call 318-238-4255.

The bowling will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch catered by Walk On’s Sports Bistreaux for everyone in the house – bowlers and spectators. That’s right – you don’t have to bowl to enjoy the party. Admission is $50 for adults and $25 for youth to mingle, eat, and watch the action.

Bowlers can enter as individuals ($100) or as a team ($400). Teams can be four people paired with a celebrity, or five friends playing without a celebrity.

The headliners on the lanes Friday will be the Class of 2021 LSHOF inductees, led by New Orleans Saints receiver Marcus Colston, LSU football great Glenn Dorsey, Southern and MLB All-Star Rickie Weeks, 36-time NCAA champion track and field coach Pat Henry, and one of the greatest collegiate softball pitchers of all-time, Baton Rouge’s Courtney Blades Rogers.

Among the other celebrities will be previously inducted Hall of Famers and Louisiana sports stars, including many who may ultimately be inducted in future years.

The five-person teams warm up and play a 10-frame game, with the top team winning prizes. The top five individual bowlers and top five celebrities will have playoffs. The bowling party will wrap up about 2 o’clock, in plenty of time for everyone to make it back to Natchitoches for that evening’s free Rockin’ River Fest starting at 6 on the downtown riverbank stage.

One of the most festive events of the Induction Celebration, the BOM Bowling Bash is an event fit for the avid bowlers or those who just like to have fun.


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