The story of Brady Carbocci and his family provides another reminder that you always can count on bowlers to rally behind those in need any time crisis strikes. That has been the case for the bowling community in and around Parkland, Fla., where lifelong bowler Brady Carbocci’s 17-year-old daughter Hannah found herself in the middle of the shooting that took the lives of 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14.
Hannah is a student at Stoneman Douglas High School and a bowler herself who aspires to complete at the college level. She hid under her teacher’s desk when the shooting broke out, texting her 19-year-old sister Kaitlin to call 911 and her parents. Hannah survived, but others in that very classroom did not. Within a week-and-a-half of that nightmare, Hannah and her family already had helped raise in excess of $15,000 dollars for the Broward Education Foundation mostly through bowling ball raffles at a variety of local bowling centers. The money they’re raising will go directly to victims' families.
Brady shared his family’s story on the latest BJI Podcast, discussing Hannah's ordeal and how the darkest moment of his life ultimately underscored the abundant generosity of the greater bowling family to which he belongs in South Florida.
You can listen to the podcast here: