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Written by Ron de Roxtra - BPAA   
Thursday, 18 April 2013
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BPAA ANNOUNCES 2013 PROPRIETOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS

 

Proprietors from 23 States To Be Recognized By Their Peers For

Outstanding Contributions To The Bowling Industry

 

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), the bowling industry's premier trade association, announced their list of the winners of the 2013 Proprietor of the Year award.

   

"This year's group of honorees is deserving of this special recognition," said Cathy DeSocio, president of BPAA. "The men and women on this list actively promote bowling and the bowling industry at a grassroots level. They are involved in their communities both on and off the lanes. This group of proprietors are successful businesspeople who have earned the respect of their customers, their community and their peers. Congratulations to each and every one of them."

   

This will be the ninth year this prestigious award is presented to a proprietor in each state who has been nominated by their respective BPAA-affiliated state associations for outstanding contributions to the industry and the sport of bowling. The awards are intended to raise the importance, prestige and visibility of proprietors' accomplishments on the state and local levels. The 2013 honorees will be recognized at BPAA's annual meeting Monday, June 24, at the Paris Hotel Casino, Las Vegas, during International Bowl Expo:


Ann Hash

Rivergate Bowling Lanes

Alabama/Mississippi

 

Jim Self

Oasis Bowl

Carolina/Georgia

 

Jeff Bojé

Brandon Crossroads Bowl

Florida

 

Phil Torgerson

Super Bowl

Iowa

 

Vernon Oertel

Sunset Bowling Center

Idaho

 

Dave Kerschner

Crazy Pinz Northland

Fort Wayne, IN

 

Tom Doud

Channahon Lanes

Illinois

 

Mark Voight

Community Bowling Centers

Michigan

 

Doug DeMarce

Pam De Marce

Wow Zone

Minnesota

 

Tino DiFranco

Tropicana Lanes

Missouri

 

Randy Dodge

Dodger Bowl

Nebraska

 

Victor Meyerhoff

Pesidio Bowling Center

Northern California

 

Joe Poelking

Poelking Lanes, South

Ohio

 

Tom Burke

Jon Tang

Sunset Lanes

Oregon

 

Darlene Montgomery

222 Dutch Lanes Inc.

Pennsylvania

 

John Haveles

Linbrook Lanes

Southern California

 

David Kellerman

Melanie Kellerman

Dot Ammons

Mel's Lone Star Lanes

Texas

 

Ed Andrews

Twin Pin Bowl

Virginia (Military)

 

Gary Larson

Acme Bowling & Billiards

Washington

 

Pete Riopelle

Village Bowl

Wisconsin


International Bowl Expo is the premier bowling industry event attracting bowling center owners, proprietors, managers and industry partners from around the world. In 2013 the event will be held at Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino June 23 - 27. The trade show will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center Wednesday and Thursday, June 26-27.

 

 

About Bowling Proprietors' Association of America

Founded in 1932, the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) is headquartered in Arlington, Texas at the International Bowling Campus. The BPAA provides it's more than 4,000 member centers with group purchasing programs, business and educational seminars, legislative representation and proactively promotes the association and bowling industry. The mission of the BPAA is to enhance the profitability of all of its members and raise the profile of bowling, America's top-ranked participatory sport. For additional information please visit www.bpaa.com or call 1-800-343-1329.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 April 2013 )
 
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