Bowling Coach Remembered After Freak Accident

April 2nd was the first Saturday in 20 years that Alfred White wasn't coaching bowling in Mira Mesa.

White died in a freak accident Thursday when he was run over by a U-Haul truck.

For the last two decades White spent his Saturday mornings sharing his passion for bowling with kids, teaching them life lessons along the way.

His friends and members of the youth bowling program honored Coach Al Saturday, sharing their favorite stories, and releasing balloons outside Mira Mesa Lanes.

The 80-year-old died in a bizarre accident while he was working as a U-Haul attendant.

"Al's lifelong dream was to make sure people understood that their child could come here and recreate and play and hang out with their families, roll the ball with their friends and earn scholarship dollars as early as the age of two." General manager Christy Balla told NBC 7.

In honor of White, Mira Mesa Lanes is donating all raffle proceeds from the week to youth bowling, a program White strongly supported.

"Al is irreplaceable,” Balla said. “I don't know what we're going to do, but the program will remain in place. Al's philosophies and beliefs, and how we'll treat families. Nothing will change. Nothing will change."

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