DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- Corey Kistner is a staple in the central Illinois bowling community and now, he's taking his talents to the east coast.

Kistner was one of eight players in the country selected to compete in the Bowlero Elite Series event in New Jersey.

He has a passion for the game of bowling and dedicates much of his time to help grow youth bowling in Decatur.

His heart for giving back to the bowling community is one of several reasons he was chosen to compete in a national competition.