20th Annual Pin Crushing Bowling Tournament

ACHIEVE hosted the 20th Annual Pin Crushing Bowling Tournament on Saturday, March 21st at Midway Lanes in Vestal. More than 300 bowlers and spectators came out to support the event which raised more than $14,250 for ACHIEVE programs and services!

Mary Jo Thorn, Chief Executive Officer, proudly unveiled the tournaments new name prior to the start of bowling - the Bob Warner Pin Crushing Classic!

Since the tournaments inception in 1995 Bob has been an instrumental piece to the success of the event, including bringing the tournament to fruition back when he was an Assemblyman, and coining the “Pin Crushing” name that we still use today. He is Chair of the planning committee, and is actively involved in all aspects of the tournament – he works hard to secure corporate sponsors and prizes for the basket raffles, helps to advertise the event and recruits teams to play, very generously donates the gas grill for the grand prize year after year, makes sure that there is pizza for all of the bowlers to enjoy, is at each and every tournament acting as the coveted emcee, and so much more. It's safe to say that this tournament would not exist today without Bob. We sincerely thank him for all he has done and continues to do for the organization, and couldn't think of a better way to honor his 20 years of service than to rename the tournament in his honor!

We would also like to say thank you to Assemblyman Clifford Crouch and Assemblyman Chris Friend for Co-Chairing the event this year, and to Laurie Gialanella from Assemblyman Crouch's Office and Debbie Howard from Assemblyman Friend's Office for volunteering their time and talents to the event.

Last but not least, we would like to say thank you to all of the bowlers, volunteers, corporate sponsors and supporters! Without you, this event would not be possible!

And of couse, we would like to congratulate Trevor Erb who won the Grand Prize of having Assemblyman Clifford Crouch and Assemblyman Chris Friend barbeque for him and 30 of his friends on his new Gas Grill generously donated by Warner's Gas Service!

View photos from the event here



Thank You to our Tournament Sponsors!

Event Sponsors –
M&T Bank

Alley Sponsor –
Midway Lanes
Prize Sponsor –
Warner’s Gas Service
Award Sponsor –
House of Trophies

Team Sponsors –
Vestal Police Benevolent Association

Lunch Sponsor –
Nirchi’s Pizza

Banner Sponsors –
Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home
Miller Auto Team
Mirabito Energy Products
Newman Development Group
Peranich & Shelp Construction
Simmons-Rockwell Ford
Tioga State Bank

Lane Sponsors –
Ahwaga Paint and Floor Covering
Arctic Bear Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
Barney & Dickenson
Binghamton-Ithaca Express
Brian K. Mather Agency
Broome Bituminous Products
Brown & Brown Empire State
Burke Pest Control
Burr Truck & Trailer Sales
D'Arcangelo & Co.
Datum Alloys
Dr. Thomas H. Golebiewski, Chiropractor
Dry Creek Biomaxx
Exit Realty
F&F Construction
Feduke Ford
Feehan Group
The French Family
Garland Gallery
Ms. Laurie Gialanella
Hank's Clothing For Men & Women
Healthwear Rental
J & R Upholstery Shoppe
Matthews Auto Group
Mcfarland Johnson
Murray's Auto Service Center
Northeast Technologies
Northeastern Striping Corporation
Owego Harford Rail
Pamela Walling, Party Lite Consultant
Petcosky & Son Plumbing and Heating
Regional Clinical Research
Rogers Service Group
Scott Smith and Son
Ms. Kathy Sheehan
Sherriff and Mrs. Gary and Debbie Howard
Shrink Packaging Systems Corporation
Southern Tier Medi-Van
Superior Plus Energy Services
Taylor Garbage Service
The Computer Man
Tim Duffek Contracting
Tioga Hardwoods
Tioga State Investment Services
White Rose Day Spa