Attention PRCUA Bowlers! The PRCUA 83rd National Bowling Tournament scheduled for April 17-19, 2020 has been postponed. The possibility of rescheduling for October, 2020 is being considered.
The 83rd National PRCUA Bowling Tournament will be held on April 17th, 18th and 19th at Thunderbowl Lanes. It is being hosted by PRCUA Society #162 Sacred Heart of Jesus.
4200 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI 48101
Once again, this year we are excited to announce the bowling facility has enough lanes to accommodate our entire group.
Squad times are as follows:
- Doubles/Singles – Friday, April 17 @ 11:00 AM
- Team Event – Saturday, April 18 @ 11:30 AM (Opening ceremony will be at 11:00 AM)
- Doubles/Singles – Sunday, April 19 @ 9:00 AM
To secure your entry (and preferred squad day for doubles/singles event), send in your completed entry form promptly along with the appropriate entry fees by the deadline. Please be sure to fill in all information on your entry form. This year we will start using tournament averages (please see the “Average” section of the Tournament’s Rules and Regulations for more details).
**The deadline for submitting your entry is FRIDAY, MARCH 20th**
At the bowling facility there will be a tournament office with complimentary coffee every morning. This is where you will check-in, pick additional tournament information and store bowling balls securely overnight.
In addition to bowling plans, our friends at PRCUA Society #162, have been busy planning for fun and exciting fraternal events.
RAFFLES: offered by Society 162
- 50/50 raffle each game, each day
- Bowling ball raffle
- Jackpots for both men and women, details provided at bowling facility
La Quinta Inn
12888 Reeck Rd., Southgate, MI 48195
Rate: $67 (2 people) / $75 (4 people) plus tax
Code: PRCUA Bowling
Comfort Inn and Suites
18950 Northline Rd., Southgate, MI 48195
Rate $109.00 plus tax
Code: PRCU Bowling
Room Rates/Hotel Info:
– Must be booked before 4/03/20 and is subject to availability
– Both hotels include complimentary breakfast
Thursday & Friday, April 16&17
Society 162 Lounge
1430 Oak Street
Wyandotte, MI 48192
Generously offering two nights of complimentary draft beer and wine along with light snacks from 7:00pm – 9:00pm! Lounge opens at 6pm.
CELEBRATION OF HOLY MASS
Details on Mass offerings will be provided at Society 162 Lounge.
AWARDS CEREMONY – Saturday, April 18 at Society 162 Lounge
- COMPLIMENTARY Dinner and cash bar
- Doors open at 6:00pm, Dinner served at 6:30-6:54pm
- Awards at approximately 9:00pm
- Music and dancing by The New Brass Express from 7:30pm-11:00pm
For those who may not know, this year, Patrick Kosowski will rejoin the fellowship of competition. Please take time to wish him well and thank him for his efforts. His legacy of leadership has ensured our PRCUA community will continue to thrive for many years to come.
As for myself, it is an honor to serve you. I have grown up with PRCUA and participate in many of the fraternal events and activities. It is with great enthusiasm that I assume this new role as PRCUA National Bowling Tournament Director. Please don’t forget to send in your entry forms and make your reservations. I pray we all have safe travels and may God watch over us as we share another year of laughter, memories and high scores!
PRCUA National Bowling Tournament Director
January 2020 – Ryder Cup XI is in the books! Congratulations to Society #718 for this year’s win!
The 86th PRCUA National Basketball Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 in Muskegon, MI, hosted by St. Michael’s Society #78. The committee, chaired by Andrew Dodge, has finalized the events as follows:
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Muskegon Norton Shores
1520 E. Mt. Garfield Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49444
King or Double Queen: $109*
Reservations: (231) 799-0100
*Room rates per night, plus tax, include complimentary breakfast. Make sure to mention PRCUA Basketball for discounted rate. All reservations need to be made by February 6, 2020.
Muskegon Catholic Central High School
1145 W. Laketon Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441
Complimentary lunch available for all players at PRCUA 78 Lounge, 1890 Henry St., Muskegon, MI 49441
Women’s (3 on 3)
Men’s Over 50 (3 on 3, Must be over age 50)
Friday, March 6 at 6:00 p.m.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Muskegon Norton Shores
1520 E. Mt. Garfield Rd.
Muskegon, MI 49444
Complimentary food & drinks
Saturday, March 7. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
PRCUA 78 Lounge
1890 Henry St., Muskegon, MI 49441
Polish dinner, live music, 50/50 raffle. Awards Presentation after Dinner.
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church – 451 S. Getty St., Muskegon, MI 49442
Mass: Saturday 4:00 p.m. & Sunday 9:00 a.m.
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church – 1716 6th St., Muskegon, MI 49441
Mass: Sunday 9:00 a.m.
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church – 2929 Mc Cracken St, Norton Shores, MI 49441
Mass: Saturday 5:00 p.m. & Sunday 11:00 a.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church – 150 E Summit Ave, Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
Mass: Saturday 4:00 p.m. & Sunday 11:00 a.m.
The Entry Form and Adult Waiver/Release of Liability (available below), which must be completed by every player participating in the tournament, has to be returned to the Home Office, together with the $50.00 entry fee per team. All players must be PRCUA members in good standing. Each player may only sign one roster. Players must agree to abide by the PRCUA rules and regulations of good sportsmanship and fair play on and off the court. Make your check payable to PRCUA Basketball or use the Online Payment option at www.prcua.org/payonline. All entries must be submitted by Friday, February 21, 2020. Late entries will not be accepted.
New PRCUA players are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun. If there are any questions, please contact the PRCUA Fraternal Department at (800) 772-8632, ext. 2636 or Drew Dodge at (231) 329-0902.
The 3rd PRCUA National Volleyball Tournament will be held on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9, 2019 in Center Line, MI hosted by PRCUA Opole Dance School. Jennifer Vernon and Elizabeth Thacker, Chairwomen, have finalized the tournament event schedule as follows:
Hampton Inn & Suites Detroit/Warren
32035 Van Dyke Avenue
Warren, Michigan, 49093
Double Queen Room: $119 plus tax
Reservations: (586) 826-3800
Mention PRCUA SPORTS
Homewood Suites by Hilton Warren Detroit
31993 Van Dyke Avenue
Warren, MI 48093
King Studio Suite – $129 plus tax
Reservations: (586) 979-7600
Mention PRCUA SPORTS
Center Line High School Wolfe Middle School
26300 Arsenal St. 8640 McKinley
Center Line, MI 48015 Center Line, MI 48015
Co-Ed (6 vs 6) – Friday, November 8, 2019. Games start 5:30 PM
Men’s Open (6 vs 6) – Saturday, November 9, 2019
Women’s Open (6 vs 6) – Saturday, November 9, 2019
Homewood Suites by Hilton Warren Detroit (address above)
Friday, November 8, 2019. 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Malone’s Tavern, 32350 Van Dyke Ave Warren, MI 48093
Saturday, November 9, 2019. 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Drink tickets will be provided.
Entry form (available below) must be completed and returned to the Home Office, together with a $50.00 entry fee per team. All players must be PRCUA members in good standing. Each player may only sign one roster and must submit a Waiver of Liability form for 2019. Players must agree to abide by the PRCUA rules and regulations of good sportsmanship and fair play on and off the playing fields. MHSAA Volleyball Rules apply, no Libero. Make your check payable to PRCUA Volleyball and mail to PRCUA Fraternal Department, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642 or fill out the below entry form and email to email@example.com and pay online at www.prcua.org/payonline. All entries must be submitted by Friday, October 25, 2019. Applications for new members must be received no later than Friday, November 1, 2019. For additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-782-2636 www.prcua.org/sports or PRCUA Facebook page.
Join the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America and celebrate
Polish Heritage Night at the United Center during
the Chicago Blackhawks vs. Carolina Hurricanes game
on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM
300 Level tickets are only $55 apiece
and with the purchase of a ticket through the PRCUA,
you will receive
an exclusive Blackhawks winter hat!
For tickets and more information, please contact us at
773-782-2636 or email@example.com.
The 65th PRCUA National Softball Tournament will be held Friday & Saturday, August 16-17, 2019 at Halmich Park, 3001 13 Mile Rd., Warren, MI.
Out of town players and guests’ accommodations will be at the Holiday Inn Express Detroit/Warren, 11500 E. Eleven Mile Rd., Warren, MI. Room rates per night plus tax are: King -or- Double Standard – $124. Make your room reservation as soon as possible by calling (586) 754-9700 before August 1, 2019 and mention “PRCUA”.
Jennifer Vernon and Deann Kujawski, Chairwomen from St. Rita’s Society, have finalized the tournament event schedule as follows:
Friday, August 16
• 6:00 p.m. – Co-Ed Games – Halmich Park, 3001 13 Mile Rd., Warren, MI
• 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Welcome Gathering – Holiday Inn Express Detroit/Warren, 11500 E. Eleven Mile Rd., Warren, MI. Complimentary draft beer and pizza.
Saturday, August 17
• 9:00 a.m. – Men’s/Women’s Games – Halmich Park, 3001 13 Mile Rd., Warren, MI
• 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch – served at the fields
• 7:00 p.m. – midnight – Awards Banquet – Father Kramer Knights of Columbus, 7400 Bernice St., Center Line, MI. Dinner at no charge, complimentary draft beer and wine, and, back by popular demand: Patty’s Pretzels.
Catholic Mass times – St. Anne Catholic Church, 32000 Mound Rd., Warren, MI, Saturday 5:00 p.m., Sunday 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Below is the entry form that must be completed and returned to the Home Office, together with a $50.00 entry fee per team. All players must be PRCUA members in good standing. Each player may only sign one roster and must submit a Waiver of Liability form for 2019. Players must agree to abide by the PRCUA rules and regulations of good sportsmanship and fair play on and off the playing fields. Make your check payable to PRCUA Softball and mail to PRCUA Fraternal Department, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642 or pay online at www.prcua.org/payonline. All entries must be submitted by August 2, 2019. For additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-782-2636.
Check the Naród Polski or PRCUA Facebook page for updates.
Tournament Teams & Bracket
For PRCUA Members Only – NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!!
We will be golfing at Giant Oak Golf Club, 1024 Valette Drive, Temperance, MI, on Saturday, July 20, 2019. VikkiJean Mixon (chairwoman), Tom Jesionowski (coordinator) and St. Thaddeus’ PRCUA Society #1617 are excited to host this event. Shotgun start is at 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
THIS IS A FOUR PERSON SCRAMBLE TOURNAMENT
A scramble is a great team event. On every hole, each team member may hit a tee shot. The team determines the best shot and then all team members hit from that location. This procedure is repeated until the ball is holed out. A team score is recorded and the team moves to the next hole.
The categories are: Ladies’ (four women), Men’s (four men), Mixed (2 men, 2 women), and Seniors (62 and over); senior foursomes can be all male, female, or mixed. The entry form (available for download below) must be completed and returned to the Home Office by mail or e-mail along with the $50.00 entry fee per golfer by July 5, 2019 (See entry form for further instructions).
Winners in each category will be announced at the banquet immediately following the tournament at the PRCUA Toledo Club Hall, 5255 N Detroit Ave, Toledo, OH. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. Cash bar.
Courtyard by Marriott Toledo North, 5875 Hagman Rd, Toledo, OH. King or Double Queen Room – $99/night. Make your reservations at 419-392-9637 by July 5, 2019 to get the PRCUA special rate by mentioning the PRCUA! Individuals are responsible for making reservations, payment of rooms and taxes & incidentals.
Welcome gathering: Friday, July 19, 2019 in PRCUA Toledo Club Lounge, 5255 N Detroit Ave, Toledo, OH. Free draft beer and finger food from 6:00 p.m. to close.
More To Be Announced At The Tournament
CLOSEST TO THE PIN: This usually occurs on a par 3 hole. Players try to hit their ball closest to the hole in a single shot from the teeing ground. The ball must come to rest on the green in one stroke. The player whose ball is closest to the hole wins. Men and women may compete separately or play against each other, taking advantage of different tee grounds placement to level the playing field.
LONGEST DRIVE: The winner is the player who hits his or her ball the farthest in a single stroke while keeping the ball in the fairway. Men and women may compete separately or play against each other by taking advantage of the placement of different tee grounds to level the playing field.
HOLE IN ONE: In golf, a hole in one is when a ball hit from a tee shot finishes in the cup. This awards the player a score of one for the hole. Holes in one most commonly occur on par 3 holes, the shortest distance holes on a standard size golf course. Longer hitters have also accomplished this feat on longer holes, though nearly all par 4 and par 5 holes are too long for golfers to reach in a single shot. Men and women may compete separately, or play against each other, taking advantage of the placement of different tee grounds to level the playing field.
For any questions, contact the Fraternal Department at 773-782-2636 or email@example.com.
The 82nd Annual PRCUA National Bowling Tournament, held in Westland, MI on the weekend of April 26th, was a BIG success! Jerry Nasiatka and his team from St. Stan’s PRCUA Society #718 prepared a fun and exciting event for everyone!
A total of 255 bowlers participated in this 3-day tournament. We were proud to recognize Ernie Pindzia as the recipient of the 2018 Joe Osmanski Bowler of the Year Award. We also recognized Stan Filipowski from PRCUA Society #718 for achieving an 800+ Scratch Series at last year’s PRCUA Bowling Tournament. Congratulations go to the GUTTER GIRLS and JERRY AND HIS DISCIPLES on winning the Team Event in women’s and men’s divisions respectively. On Sunday, Kevin Fritz bowled a perfect game 300 on the last game of the tournament.
Full and detailed results of the Singles, Doubles, and team Events can be downloaded below. Thank you everyone for participating and see you all next year.
2019 PRCUA National Bowling Tournament – MEN’S RESULTS
2019 PRCUA National Bowling Tournament – WOMEN’S RESULTS