About Ray Laursen Memorial Scholarship Fund

Support the Ray Laursen Memorial Scholarship Fund

Ray Laursen, Sr., a gentle giant of bowling, left an indelible mark on the Staten Island community with unwavering dedication and generosity.

As the owner of Country Pro Shop & Awards Center, Ray wasn't just a craftsman who drilled bowling balls; he was a mentor to thousands of aspiring keglers, of all ages.  His shop isn't merely a business; it is a hub of camaraderie where friendships flourished and dreams are born.

​Ray's coaching extended beyond the pro shop, instilling in young bowlers not just the skills of the game, but also the values of sportsmanship and perseverance.

His impact was felt on and off the lanes, as he always placed the needs of others above his own, displayed through his infectious spirit and positivity, being of the first to say, "what can we do?"

Even in the face of illness, his smile never wavered, and his laughter echoed through the lanes, a beacon of light for all who knew him.  Ray's presence was a calming influence, a steady hand guiding countless bowlers through the ups and downs of life.

The Ray Laursen Memorial Scholarship Fund will celebrate the legacy he leaves behind, ensuring that his spirit lives on in the next generation of keglers.

Your donation will directly benefit the fund to provide educational opportunities for young bowlers on Staten Island.