By Carmen Banta, E-Team Co-Lead
The YP Network met and surpassed all expectations for the seventh annual Chill-N-Bowl, selling out for the second consecutive year! We had a total of 26 teams, 104 bowlers, 26 crockpots and countless crazy costumes! We raised more than $1,500 for our own organization and over $2,000 for our Charity Partner – Special Olympics North Dakota – Bismarck.
Creative team names and themes were the talk of the evening, as this has become a large component of the event. Bowlers wore everything from a monkey suit to suits and ties.
Jim Mellon, owner of Midway Lanes, and his wife Rhonda judged two categories – Best Team Name and Best Team Spirit.
Team ‘Ebowla’ took home the award for Best Team Name.
Best Team Spirit was awarded to the ‘Fruit Bowlers,’ who, oddly enough, also went home with an honorary award for lowest chili score.
Chili scores were calculated through a combined average score based on participants’ rankings. Participants were divided into three groups, each judging only eight or nine chilies, ranking each on a scale from one to five.