Fundraising Events Being Planned for Scott Mills

by Bob Johnson 0

An array of fund-raising activities are in development for Scott Mills, one of the co-owners of Don Mitchell Pro Shops in Indiana.

According to long-time Indiana bowler Brian Hawkins, Mills is in need of a kidney transplant, and is on daily dialysis treatment. His children have volunteered to be donors, Medicare will cover 80 percent of the cost, but $60,000 needs to be raised for the hospital to consider performing the operation.

“His friends in Indianapolis are planning a golf scramble this summer, and I am working on a bowling event in Bedford, Ind. (about 70 miles south of Indy) to be held on May 2,” Hawkins told Bowlers Journal. “We are hoping to raise funds and spread the word about Scott’s plight.”

Here are links to Mills’ Go Fund Me page and the Facebook event that Hawkins has created for his bowling fundraiser:

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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