Spending 24 hours in a bowling alley may not be everyone's idea of a great time, but a Detroit bowling team rolled 380 games to earn a place in the record books and $3,000 for a children's hospital.
The 24-hour feat, which began at 7 p.m. Sunday and ended at 7 p.m. Monday at Bonanza Lanes in Warren, brought two perfect scores of 300, and, at one point, 17 strikes in a row. The bowlers averaged 211 during the 380 games in which 80,326 pins met the floor.For their endurance, the six-member team will get a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records and the Childrens' Hospital of Michigan in Detroit will get the $3,000.
"We almost bowled a whole season in one night," said George Fineran, 35, an assembly line worker for General Motors. "The ball got so heavy, it got to be a chore to throw it."
The marathon effort bested the former 24-hour record of 75,223 pins.