Kulick White House-bound

by Bob Johnson 0

The storybook season of Kelly Kulick continues to generate stories that would make great "happy endings" — although there appears to be no end in sight.

First, Kulick won the inaugural PBA Women's World Championship, a title that brought a berth in the PBA Tournament of Champions.

Next, Kulick made bowling and sports history by winning the Tournament of Champions — as is chronicled in the March issue of Bowlers Journal International.

Now, Kulick has been invited to the White House in Washington, D.C.

She has accepted an invitation for a reception to be hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The event, scheduled for Monday at 4 p.m. Eastern, is in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Details of the reception activities and others invited to the event were not disclosed, but more than 350 women — including those serving in the U.S. Congress — are expected to be in attendance.

“It’s a tremendous privilege and honor to be invited to the White House and to meet the President and First Lady,” said Kulick. “I see this as not only as something that honors my accomplishment, but provides recognition for the sport of bowling as well.”

Who knows? Perhaps the President will ask Kulick for something he really needs.

No, not her support on health care reform.

A bowling lesson.

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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