Local businesses took a tour through the decades last week as they gathered for the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce’s annual bowling tournament, which was sponsored by Jenkins Construction.
The theme of the event was “Favorite Decade,” and while some teams came in their business attire, others dove fully into the challenge and arrived dressed to the nines in apparel from yesteryear.
The competition may be centered around each team’s ability to knock down some pins, but the Chamber always adds a fun twist, offering trophies for the best dressed and worst team score, along with first and second place and best team score. It’s anyone’s game, and as the hours began to tick by, the competition got more and more intense.
Acting as a bracket tournament, the teams were eliminated round by round. At the end of each round, one spot was open for a losing team to bid their way back into the competition. A liquor locker was also given away via a raffle and the proceeds went to the Chamber’s foundation, which uses the funds for local scholarships.
The 11 competing teams were Bank of Central Florida, Florida Strawberry Growers Association, Hampton Inn by Hilton Plant City, Hillsborough Community College, Jarrett-Scott Ford, Jenkins Construction Co., Plant City Family YMCA, Plant City Main Street, Roofing Supply Group, South Florida Baptist Hospital and Solution Source.
The winner was South Florida Baptist Hospital, which has been victorious for the past several years thanks to its dedicated bowling employees. Coming in second place was Jenkins Construction Company. The costume contest was won by Florida Strawberry Growers Association. Worst team score went to the Plant City Family YMCA and best team score went to South Florida Baptist Hospital.