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This piece is presented by GreatLife Golf & Fitness.
It was GreatLIFE’s emphasis on family that made Sport Bowl co-owner Jeremy Sonnenfeld excited to start offering discounts to members.
“We want your family to get out and all come together and bowl to create lasting memories,” Sonnenfeld said. “The family aspect of what GreatLIFE does is really similar to the ‘family’ that we have here at Sport Bowl.”
At Sport Bowl, 1901 W. Burnside St., and Empire Bowl at 3800 S. Westport Ave., GreatLIFE members can bowl free from Sunday through Friday and can play up to two free games a day.
Adam Slynn, the general manager at Empire Bowl, said the perks of getting to bowl almost anytime during the week is “a great deal for what they pay for on a monthly basis.”
“What you get (with a GreatLIFE membership) is phenomenal.”
A third location for bowling is GreatLIFE’s Suburban Lanes at 2621 S. Spring Ave. GreatLIFE members bowl for free anytime lanes are available and can take free individual or group lessons.
The recently remodeled bowling center has a 1950s theme, including a snack shop, golf simulators and large screens to watch sporting events or TV shows.
“I’ve been here since 1982, and it’s been the busiest summer we’ve ever had,” said co-manager Bob Elrod.
Now rebranded as a family entertainment center, Suburban has seen nonstop activity with families bringing their kids in to bowl as a group activity or to teach first-timers, Elrod said. He’s also seeing people who haven’t bowled for years get back into the sport.
“They come out and they just keep coming back,” he said.
The space also was created as a place for businesses to host team-building events or corporate parties. Groups can receive package deals for golf and bowling, along with food and drink specials.
“What we’ve done is really turn this place around,” said Donn Hill, president of GreatLIFE.
As opportunities keep expanding for GreatLIFE members, Hill said perks such as bowling for free keep providing great family activities that offer something for everyone.
GreatLIFE members can bowl for free at three centers — and it’s bringing more people into the sport.