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Former manager's death felt by all at center

Cathy Henry was known for the bowling programs she started at Lane Glo North in Port Richey.

By KELLIE DIXON, Times Staff Writer
Published November 13, 2007


Cathy Henry was an accomplished bowler. The hall of fame inductee once bowled back-to-back perfect games.

At Lane Glo North in Port Richey, she was a creative general manager. Programs she built still run today.

And last month, her family and friends said goodbye. Mrs. Henry died on Oct. 17 after a short battle with cancer.

She always was involved in bowling. While bowling with the Florida Bowling Queens, she threw her first of six 300 games in 1990.

Mrs. Henry recorded her back-to-back 300 games on Sept. 13, 1993. She was inducted into the Florida Women's and Suncoast Women's Bowling halls of fame.

At Lane Glo, she worked hard in marketing and established several junior programs.

"She really got Lane Glo North off the ground with her knowledge and background in the industry," said Pete Graffagnino, director of promotions and marketing for Lane Glo Bowling centers. "She was instrumental in getting all the school programs that we still have today."

 

CHAMPIONS: Mark Swiconek and Ryan Murphy competed at the Special Olympics Florida State Aquatics Championships held in Sebastian.

Swiconek, an environmental services technician at Oak Hill Hospital, won a silver medal in the 50-meter freestyle; anchored the gold-medal winning 4 x 50-meter freestyle relay team; and earned a participation ribbon in the 25-meter breast stroke.

Murphy, the son of Linda Murphy who works in Oak Hill Hospital's patient account services, competed in the 50-meter freestyle and the 50-meter backstroke.

He won a fifth-place ribbon in the 50-meter freestyle and a bronze medal in the 50-meter backstroke.

 

CYCLING RIDE: Tampa Bay Freewheelers and the South Florida cycling team will sponsor a cycling tour in honor of Josh Kuck.

Kuck, a member of the USF cycling team, was killed during the Hilly Hundred Bike Ride on Oct. 21. The event will be Saturday at the Pasco-Hernando Community College in Dade City.

The group is raising money for a Josh Kuck Memorial Fund. Preregister for the event online by 7 p.m. Thursday. Visit www.tbfreewheelers.com to register. Or register the day of the ride, which will be 20 or 34 miles, at 7:30 a.m.

 

DISC GOLF: The Players Cup, a championship event with the Professional Disc Golf Association schedule, will be Friday through Sunday at Plantation Inn in Crystal River.

Ken Climo, a 12-time PDGA champion from Clearwater, has registered for the event.

 

PRO POOL: The Ladies Pro Spirit Tour concluded Nov. 4 at Capone's Billiards in Spring Hill. Laura Lindauer took the first-place and the $1,050 purse. Tracie Hines, a Spring Hill resident and Women's Professional Billiards Player, finished 13th and earned $95.

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