In the beginning.... there was an annual T-ball game sponsored by Catawba County Mental Health's Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS). Then, in 1994, the Hickory Crawdads came to town...and teamed with Catawba County Mental Health and Conover School's Blueprints of a Dream to develop four teams of players and buddies (players' helpers) who enjoyed a seven-week season culminating with the final game at L.P. Frans stadium (home of the Hickory Crawdads).
In 1996, a Winter bowling league formed. The bowling league has grown in popularity over the years. And in and around the year 2000, a Summer bowling group emerged. So, you could say that we bowl almost year round. The only time we are not bowling is during our 10-week Teeball season in the Spring.
Now, it is the year 2014. Looking back over the last 20 years, we can see that friendships have formed and families have grown up in the league. Young players that played the games in the first few seasons are now coaching the next generation.