7 epic moments in bowling history

| Steve Bieler

When you come out to play with Team NPF, you can enjoy walking, running, cycling and bingo. You can also create your own events with Team NPF DIY. DIY is exactly what’s happening on May 24, 2017, when Team NPF goes where no Team NPF has gone before: a bowling alley.

To commemorate this occasion, we present these unforgettable moments in bowling history:

3200 B.C. 
The Egyptians invent bowling. They immediately apply for recognition from the International Olympic Committee.

400 A.D.
Bowlers in what would one day be Germany invent a leisure-time activity that involves bowling a rock not at a pin but at a club (in German, a kegel). This gets boring quickly, but bowlers are forever after known as keglers.

First mention of bowling in English. King Edward III bans bowling because he can’t get anyone to practice archery anymore. The king knows he can’t win wars against the French by rolling balls at them.

Bowling moves indoors. For the next 500 years, kids can expect to find after-school jobs resetting the pins.

Henry VIII bans bowling for the “lower classes.” Keglers, particularly pinsetters, complain bitterly. In 1541, Henry gives in and allows them to bowl again (but only on Christmas).

The automatic pinsetter speeds up the game. The popularity of bowling explodes, but pinsetters have to find other ways to pay for college.

May 24, 2017
Team NPF goes to Strike 10 Bowling, 801 Silks Run #1505, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

You’re invited to help Team NPF strike out psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in this family-friendly community event. Join us for an evening of food, drink, music, bowling, prizes and, of course, commemorative shirts for all participants. Here’s your chance to participate in the illustrious history of bowling and Team NPF. See you in Hallandale Beach!

Driving discovery, creating community

For more than 50 years, we’ve been driving efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected. But there’s still plenty to do! Learn how you can help our advocacy team shape the laws and policies that affect people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis – in your state and across the country. Help us raise funds to support research by joining Team NPF, where you can walk, run, cycle, play bingo or create your own fundraising event. If you or someone you love needs free, personalized support for living a healthier life with psoriatic disease, contact our Patient Navigation Center. And keep the National Psoriasis Foundation going strong by making a donation today. Together, we will find a cure.

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