BPAA HELPS TO REV UP FUNDING FOR INTERNATIONAL BOWLING MUSEUM AND HALL OF FAME WITH DONATION OF PRICELESS “STRIKE BIKE” FROM ORANGE COUNTY CHOPPERS
Custom Designed, One-of-a-Kind Bike to Be Auctioned at International Bowl Expo with 100 Percent of Proceeds to Benefit Hall of Fame
ARLINGTON, May 14, 2010 – The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA), the bowling industry’s premier trade organization, announced today that it is donating the “Strike Bike” to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. The one-of-a-kind bowling-themed bike debuted on The Learning Channel’s August 7, 2008, realty show “American Chopper” and was custom designed by the legendary Teutul family. The bike will be open for public auction at the upcoming International Bowl Expo’s “Salute to Bowling” cocktail event with 100 percent of the proceeds to be donated to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame
“Just like the thrill of rolling a perfect strike, the adrenaline rush of riding a chopper down the open highway is pure Americana. With the ‘Strike Bike,’ the BPAA and Strike Ten Entertainment teamed with Orange County Choppers to create a one-of-a-kind vehicle that bridges two of our nation’s passions. We’re so pleased and honored to be able to donate this priceless bike to contribute to such a worthy cause,” said Steve Johnson, executive director of the BPAA. “As the leading voice in the bowling industry, we’re dedicated to doing our part to support the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. Also, we’re excited to add to the already great festivities at this year’s International Bowl Expo and give one lucky bowling enthusiast a chance to ride home from Vegas in style on the ‘Strike Bike.’”
Bids for the “Strike Bike” can be placed at the “Salute to Bowling” fundraising event, which will be held from 5:45 to 7:15 pm on Wednesday, June 30th at the Las Vegas Hilton. Due to early interest from international parties, the Salute organizers will install phone-in lines for bidders not able to attend the event in-person. Potential bidders must be pre-qualified.
The technical data for the “Strike Bike” is as follows:
· Build Date: May 30, 2008
· Mileage: 11.8 miles
· Engine type: S&S Super Stock
· Transmission: 6-speed Baker Drivetrain
“We’re so deeply appreciative to the BPAA for its generosity and support of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. It’s only fitting that a bowling enthusiast will be provided with an opportunity to own a piece of bowling history while supporting our efforts to preserve and honor the legacy of the sport,” said Pat Ciniello, chairman of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame.
Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, the 77-year-old Bowling Proprietors' Association of America is a trade association representing the business interests of bowling center owners worldwide. BPAA’s mission is to enhance the profitability of its member bowling centers.
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