Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Alex ‘Tattie’ Marshall MBE joined STV The Late Show presenter Ewen Cameron in launching Bowls Scotland’s 2016 Try Bowls campaign yesterday.
Incorporating the fun Trickshot challenge competition which will be used thereafter by clubs to raise funds for the STV Children’s Appeal, Ewen took part with world class player Alex Marshall showing him the ropes.
The official Try Bowls campaign starts on the weekend of April 29 with bowls clubs across Scotland running various events in order to raise awareness of the sport as well as encourage individuals of all ages and abilities to participate in trying bowls.
Some children from local Glasgow Bowling Clubs will also be in attendance on the day to give the Trickshot Challenge a go.
The launch of the 2016 Try Bowls campaign comes off the back of previous successful campaigns to promote the sport in local communities where it has played an integral role for many years. This supports Bowls Scotland’s vision of bowls becoming Scotland’s local sport of choice: successful, modern and accessible to all.
Speaking about the Try Bowls campaign, Alex said: “I am excited to help launch the 2016 Try Bowls campaign and really enjoyed having a go at the ‘Trickshot Challenge.’ It is harder than it looks but I think it is a fun and innovative way to encourage people to try bowls.
“The campaign is really important in not only raising awareness of the sport in local communities but also in changing perceptions and encouraging more people to give it a try.
“Lawn bowls really is a sport for everyone and is one of few sports that people of any age can take part in, whether it be socially or on a competitive level, it is both easy and inexpensive for you to go to your local bowling green with friends, family or even work colleagues and try something new.
“It is great that we can raise money for the STV Children’s Appeal with the ‘Trickshot Challenge’ as this will raise vital money for children in the local communities of Scotland where we want our sport to be the local sport of choice for everyone.”
More than 230 bowls clubs have signed up to the campaign.
Bowls Scotland Development Manager, Colin Hutchinson said: “The launch of the 2016 Try Bowls campaign comes off the back of previous successful campaigns to promote the sport in local communities where it has played an integral role for many years.
With over 230 clubs across Scotland having committed to the campaign, it is clear to see that clubs are looking to welcome new members with open arms and raising money for the STV Children’s Appeal is also something we are all proud to be part of.”
Elizabeth Partyka from the STV Children’s Appeal said: “We are very grateful to Bowls Scotland for supporting STV Children’s Appeal with donations from the Trickshot Challenge. I hope people across Scotland take this fantastic opportunity to try out bowls at their local club and, of course, have a shot at the challenge. Every donation, big or small, will help make a difference in the lives of children and young people affected by poverty in Scotland.”
All clubs who have signed up to take part in the Try Bowls campaign have been tasked with incorporating the Trickshot Challenge into their events in order to raise funds for the STV Children’s Appeal which raises funds and provides support to children in Scotland who need it most.
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