SRQ Magazine Article: Colour Our World (October 3, 2016)

Bowls USA 2016 US Open For Lawn Bowling

This November, the Sarasota Bayfront will be festooned with the colored shirts of athletes from around the world as Sarasota hosts the Bowls USA 2016 and 2017 US Open Lawn Bowling Championships.

The Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club is the oldest tenant on the Bayfront established in 1927. The event is a collaboration between the City of Sarasota, Visit Sarasota, both City and County Parks and Recreation Departments. Other groups like Sister Cities, Historical Society, Caledonian Club and the Garden Club have all added their support to welcome participating athletes from 14 countries.

Lawn bowling has been a tradition in Sarasota for 90 years and recently was hailed as one of the areas fastest growing sports.

According to Daniel Jittu, Chairman of the US Open, the games will showcase the sport to Sarasotans while showcasing Sarasota to the world. US Open tickets and the Health and Lifestyle Expo coinciding with the event will be free to the public. For more information visit: