Robins Lanes leaves nothing to spare in family fun Published Oct. 10, 2014 By Holly Logan-Arrington Robins Public Affairs ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- If you're looking for fun, Robins Lanes is right up your alley. The bowling center, located just off of Robins Parkway, on Ninth Street, offers a wide variety of programs designed to help you improve your game and have fun at the same time. "Robins Bowling Center is a strong traditional center in which we offer open bowling, automatic bumper bowling for children and handicapped individuals, bowling birthday parties and league bowling for adults and youth," said Dan Bueno, Robins Lanes manager. "In addition, we offer group bowling for unit functions, wingman days and commanders' calls to name a few." Hook Up 2 Bowling, offered quarterly for all ages, teaches the fundamentals of bowling in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. "It's for beginners, former bowlers or even the occasional bowlers," Bueno said. "The beauty of this program is not only will you gain instructions about bowling, but you will receive your own bowling ball, bag and towel at the end of the four-day class." Bueno said Youth Bowling, which has grown through the years, is offered to ages 5 to 20. "Youth bowling provides fun and friendly competition, fair play, teamwork and leadership development," he said. "It also gets your child involved with a cool sport that anyone can play. Bueno said Robins Lanes has a number of excellent certified coaches who not only can help your child get involved in a lifetime sport, but can also help build their future as well. United States Bowling Congress offers more than $6 million in annual scholarships and is awarded to youth bowlers each season based on academic, leadership and on-lane performances. "Last season four Robins youth bowlers received scholarship funds being held in a SMART Account (Scholarship Management and Account Reporting) until they are ready to pursue further education," said Bueno. Robins Lanes strives to improve its customers' experience, Bueno said. "Our ultimate goal is to create a state-of-the-art family fun entertainment center for all our authorized personnel, their families and guests to enjoy," he said. In 2012, the bowling center completed its renovation of the On the Spot Café and is now in the process of getting the facility a minor facelift. "Gone are the carpeted walls that have been throughout the bowling center for over 15 years," Bueno said. "Now, we'll have a fresh, clean look with a new mural along the lane walls. I believe modernization of any facility is a key to success in any business." And as with most businesses, customer satisfaction is the key to a business' vitality. "With any Morale Welfare Recreation facility, we solely depend on the support of the base populace for our existence," Bueno said. "As times have changed, if it's not utilized, it could merely go away. At the Robins Bowling Center, we have been fortunate to have dedicated and loyal customers who support us so we can continue to provide the quality programs for all of our patrons to enjoy and for that we thank you." Robins Lanes is available to all active duty, retirees and their family members, Department of Defense civilians and their family members, DOD contractors and technical representatives, and guests accompanied by authorized individuals. For more information, call 926-2112.