Surf’s Up BOM Bowling Bash has fun for all next Friday in Alexandria

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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 next Friday, June 24, in Alexandria, in the only out-of-town activity during next week’s three-day Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration.

The LSHOF’s big party starts Thursday evening, June 23, 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.

Then the scene shifts to Alexandria and Four Seasons Bowling Center for the Surf’s Up Celebrity Bowling Bash presented by BOM. Everyone is encouraged to wear beach vacation clothing and come ready for tons of fun, along with plenty of food and an open bar.

To enter or get more information visit and click on the Induction Week button, or call 318-238-4255.

The bowling party 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 with friends and sports stars, 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 June 24 will be the Class of 2022 LSHOF inductees, led by New Orleans Saints Pro Bowler Jahri Evans, LSU and Buffalo Bills’ Pro Bowler Kyle Williams, three-time NCAA champion gymnast Susan Jackson of LSU, two-time Tiger softball All-America pitcher Britni Sneed Newman, and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer Steve Duhon, who played football at LSU.

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 Surf’s Up Bowling Bash presented by BOM is an event fit for the avid bowlers or those who just like to have fun.