Rod Titze won’t be bowled over quite that easily.
Titze, the driving force behind an effort to revive lawn bowling in Mitchell, was denied when he requested $30,000 from the City Council for a storage shed for the sport’s equipment. The council voted unanimously not to carve out some money for the facility.
Titze said the city made a promise to local bowlers nearly 20 years ago and he wants to hold them to it.
If you own a business or belong to a service club in Mitchell, Rod Titze will find you. There’s a good chance he’ll get some of your money, too. He’s already solicited donations from 150 local businesses or clubs, and he’s walked away with a donation from 95 of them. In sales parlance, that’s a 63 percent closing rate. He has several hundred more people to contact, and he’s already raised $20,000 in donations and pledges to re-establish lawn bowling — yes, lawn bowling — in Mitchell. In addition to the money he has raised himself, he earlier this month snagged a $15,000 appropriation from the City Council.
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