Valley bowler seeks assistance
February 28, 2017
Carson Valley resident Chesney Minor is looking for a little help.
Minor is trying to raise $1,600 in the next couple of weeks so she can attend the Junior Bowling World Championships scheduled for Reno starting June 16. The winner of the prestigious event would win $50,000 in scholarship money.
The money is being used for tournament entry fees and personal expenses (meals, transportation, housing).
Minor, co-captain of the Carson High School bowling team, was honored last week as the female varsity Regional Player of the Year during the High Desert Interscholastic Bowling Program Championships at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno. She received a $1,000 scholarship with the award.
Minor started bowling before she was eligible for kindergarten, but then stopped in favor of club soccer. She was playing JV soccer at Douglas High when she suffered her fourth concussion in two years. This was her second season with the Carson high school team.
"Losing the sport I loved for more than seven years was challenging," Minor said in an email. "Finding a new passion and being successful at it proved to be a challenge as well."
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Minor, because of medical issues from multiple concussions, is now being home schooled through Nevada Connections Academy. She achieved a 3.92 grade point average last semester.
Besides her high school bowling, Minor bowls Saturday mornings in a youth league at Carson Lanes.
"I bowl in as many tournaments as possible in the area," Minor said. "Last season, I won $800 in scholarship money."
She was named an all-star in the HDIBP. Carson defeated Reed to win the HDIBP team championship last week.
Minor was invited to bowl in the Greater Reno Sparks Youth Masters Tournament and took second-place.
If you are interested in helping sponsor Minor, call her parents at 781-1670. You can also e-mail Roy Minor, Chesney's dad, at firstname.lastname@example.org.