Eight-time PBA Tour titlist Sean Rash of Montgomery, Ill., will meet and bowl with 11-year-old Solomon Wohrer of Lancaster, Ohio, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Olympia Lanes in Hammond, Ind., prior to the start of the PBA/PBA50 South Shore Doubles, fulfilling Wohrer’s request through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Wohrer, who suffers from Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer that affects mostly young people, will bowl with Rash at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Thursday morning, he will again meet Rash, have a bowling ball drilled on the PBA truck while touring the PBA’s equipment transport, and meet other PBA players.
Wohrer and his family will then be guests of the PBA and Olympia Lanes to attend the rest of the tournament.
Rash has long been known to step up on behalf of children with special needs. At the 2011 World Series of Bowling, he invited Dan McCarty, an eight-year-old boy suffering from congenital disease called Osteogenesis Imperfecta that causes severe bone deformities and shortened life expectancy, to bowl with him on the TV pair in the South Point Arena in Las Vegas.
McCarty threw the ceremonial first ball to start the 2011 PBA World Championship show, a show Rash qualified for and invited McCarty to attend. He slapped the boy five after several shots during the telecast.
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