Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Grand Lodge of Minnesota Bowling Team

The 2010 Dave Lee Gutter Ball was held on January 22 in Brooklyn Park Minnesota. The Grand Lodge put together a six person team to compete in this annual Bowling Tourment to benefit the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital.

We bowled four complete games and Trophies were awarded to the top teams...don't worry, we were awarded a prize, and we were not exactly in the top winning bracket. More later.

This is the Grand Master of Minnesota Masons Thomas G. McCarthy being interviewed by Host Dave Lee. It was pretty cool to hear our Grand Master on the radio.

Junior Grand Deacon Dave Olson and Senior Grand Steward Jim Christensen
Senior Grand Warden Tom Hendrickson, Grand Master Tom McCarthy, Deputy Grand Master John Cook

Deputy Grand Master John Cook just saw his score
John Cook, Steve Johnson, Grand Master Tom McCarthy, Doug Campbell, Jim Christensen, ME

Can you pick out the two people who own their own bowling ball in this photo?

It was a good day had by all..................................

Just in case you're wondering how we did. We took second to last place and won a case of Schlitz beer. We all had good frames and was more bad. I am happy to report that I never bowled below 100 and had a personal all time high of 188.

I'm very proud to say that we were able to help such a noble cause such as the University Amplatz Childerns Hospital. Did you know that they are one of the three largest kidney transplant programs in the world that specialize in infants and children? Did you know that they have two floors devoted to treating children for cancer?

I was able to meet and talk with the President Kathie Taranto and I was impressed! Kathie said that it was the goal of the hospital to be recognized as one of the top children's hospitals in the nation. She is sharp and very personable.

That's an effort I'm going to support. But then again why not? That's "Minnesota Excellence."