Area high school bowlers win Food for Thought Classic

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 9, 2012

By Glenn Hudson
For the Salisbury Post
Three of Salisbury’s best high school bowlers and their coach won the first Food for Thought Bowling Classic Saturday at Woodleaf Lanes.
Leon Lamm, a Pro Bowlers Association instructor from Charlotte, along with Drake Burlingham, 17, a senior at Jesse C. Carson High School, Joshua Morris, 17, a senior at West Rowan High School, and Jay Hargrove, 14, a freshman at Salisbury High School, combined to defeat a field of 13 teams in the adult division.
Burlingham, Hargrove and Morris bowl at least five games a day and compete on the travel team for Woodleaf Lanes’ Scholarship League. The foursome represented Denise’s Pet Spa in Salisbury.
“It was great to have such talented bowlers in the field for the first year of this charity event,” said Amy Goodnight, executive director of Food for Thought, which provides a backpack full of easy-to-prepare meals for food-insecure elementary school children in the Rowan-Salisbury School System for each weekend throughout the school year.
“We had a total of 35 teams compete this year and we feel like we have built a lot of momentum to grow this event in years to come.”
In the family division, Andrew Lund, 46, and siblings Madison Roberts, 14, a freshman at Carson High School, Blane Roberts, 10, and Milly Mae Roberts, 7, both students at Faith Elementary School, won the title while representing St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s youth group.
In the kids’ team division, Jean-Luke Deneen, 10, David Holden, 10, Briggs Hudson, 10, and Ian Walser, 10, all fifth-graders at Overton Elementary School, earned the title.
Food for Thought is a program that is feeding local food-insecure school children on the weekends so they have enough to eat. The program currently serves approximately 135 students at Granite Quarry, Hanford-Dole, Knollwood, Koontz, Overton, Shive and Woodleaf elementary schools. More information can be found at the organization’s website at .