NEW BERLIN – Kelly Kulick may be the least recognizable breakthrough athletes in America today. She has already done what golfing phenom Michelle Wie is still attempting to do: Compete as a women on equal footing with men.
Kulick was at Lake Street Lanes this past Saturday afternoon to meet members of the community and conduct a workshop for young bowlers. Kulick tours the country as a representative of Ebonite, and was the first woman bowler to qualify for a men’s tour event, while also placing well enough the past year to earn an exemption to the PBA for the 2006-2007 season.
Kulick, who travels extensively throughout the year, also served as the guest speaker for the Tri-County Bowling Association Hall of Fame banquet Saturday night in Sidney. “The road can be quite tiring,” she said. “I enjoy meeting new people, especially in small towns like this (New Berlin). I like to make that personal connection and to give back to the kids.”