One of the highest honors that any athlete, or anyone for that matter, receives is an invitation to the White House.
There was such a thing for the winner of the 2015 PBA World Championship Gary Faulkner Jr. said. when he had the opportunity to visit the White House on Friday, March 4, and bowl the White House Blades located in the Executive Office Building next to the White House in Washington DC
Faulkner accepted the invitation thanks to US representative Steve Cohen of Memphis who made it possible. Although Faulkner did not get the chance to bowl with President Barack Obama, he enjoyed nearly two hours of bowling with his mother Wanda, his sister Alex (pictured left) with fans. White House staff and Rep. Cohen. He was then taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of the White House.
Faulkner was the second African American to win the PBA Tour title when he defeated EJ Tackett, 216-178, in the tournament game at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno in December.
Faulkner is the second archer in recent years to have been invited to the White House. Kelly Kulick, the only woman to win the PBA Tour title when she won the 2010 Champions Championship, was invited in March 2010 when she attended the International Women’s Day celebrations hosted by the President and Mrs. ph Obama.
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