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Belvoir children attend the Angry Birds bowling party.

Dozens of Belvoir children and Fami ly members flocked to the Bowling Center, Saturday to compete in the Angry Birds bowling tournament. Participants even got to play alongside Col. Michael Greenberg, the Fort Belvoir Garrison Commander. 

The event was designed by Fort Belvoir Elementary and Upper schools to celebrate the end of the school year and featured standard 10-frame games. But, instead of being scored on the number of pins downed, players advanced through the various levels of the popular video game, Angry Birds. The scoring monitors at each lane featured game play in real time, displaying each player’s progress. 

“This is the second time we’ve held this event,” said Jamey Chianetta, Fort Belvoir Upper School principal. “We tried to put together a family-centered event to celebrate the start of summer and Colonel Greenberg was really supportive of the idea. It’s all about fun.” 

“The elementary and upper schools have this event to celebrate the end of the school year; we’ve got a great turnout today, especially considering how nice the weather is outside,” Greenberg said. 

The turnout was impressive, with every lane in the house packed with competitors and spectators. The Bowling Center added to the excitement by activating the Cosmic Bowling light and music system. Laser beams and flashing colors pulsed with the beat of modern tunes for the whole Angry Birds Bowling event. 

For information about special events at the Bowling Center, call 703-805-2991 or visit https:// belvoir.armymwr.com/programs/ bowling-center.