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LETTER: Bowling helps young people build skills

To the editor:

I'm from Alexandria Area High School and I would like to inform you of a very important topic that unfortunately, isn't talked about in the state of Minnesota. There are a lot of options for young adults in our community in 2017. Today, I want to tell readers about one activity that unfortunately, does not get a lot of attention. According to Statista, the statistics portal, the number of participants in bowling in the U.S. from 2006 to 2016 has remained steady. In 2016, the number of participants (aged 6 years and older) in bowling amounted to approximately 45.93 million.

The reason I'm writing this letter is because I want it to be recognized and acknowledged that this is a sport that can contribute to pride in our community and school. Bowling is a safe and meaningful activity for young people. It provides an opportunity for young adults to build their skills in the areas of teamwork and sportsmanship. Participants can share opinions with each other and build a foundation toward social life and other activities following the event. Bowling is an activity for all shapes and sizes and both men and women, along with boys and girls.

Organized bowling activities and team bowling events are currently taking place in our area on a weekly and nightly basis. If you have time, I encourage you to spend a few minutes and watch the exciting events. Take time to appreciate the young people who are contributing in a positive way to our school and community.

Jairo Lopez

Alexandria, MN