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Dragons Strike Up Fun with Drumheller Youth Bowling Club

The Drumheller Dragons were the guests of honor at the annual YBC-Dragons bowling tournament at Sandstone Lanes on Monday night. The Dragons teamed up with the YBC kids for a bowling showdown that saw roughly three Dragons players and two YBC kids on each team. The evening started out with the Dragons and the YBC kids eating pizza and pop together and ended with Dragons captain Connor Duncan pulling the winning name for a prize basket full of Dragons paraphernalia that was donated by the Dragons to the YBC as part of their fundraising.

The tournament was organized by YBC Coordinator Karen Tanke, who couldn’t have been happier with the way the event turned out. “The YBC kids had an absolute blast. They love the Dragons and look forward to mingling with these local celebrities every year,” said Tanke, who sang praises about how sportingly the Dragons interacted with the YBC kids who now have nothing but complete adoration for the players. “It’s great to see [the Dragons] taking time out of their busy schedules to hang out with these kids, sign autographs and give them their undivided attention. It makes their day.”

Dragons head coach Brian Curran is proud of his players for how they’ve embedded themselves into the community this year. “It’s always good to get our players out into the community,” said Curran. “I know as an ex-player myself that these kind of things mean a lot to the youth and it’s a great way for us to build solid relationships with the public.”

Not all the fun was had by the YBC kids, however, as the Dragons themselves also had a good time at the bowling tournament. “I can speak for all the Dragons when I say we had a lot of fun,” said 20-year-old Dragon Jacob Schofield. “It’s really cool being able to put smiles on the kids’ faces and knowing how much of an impact we can make on the youth in Drumheller.”

The YBC-Dragons bowling tournament is an annual event that happens every fall at Sandstone Lanes.