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IBMHOF News

12/06/11

All in for Bowling's Xtravaganza event

Bowling groups and sponsors solidly behind IBMHF effort

2012IBMHOFXtravaganzaBanner_small.jpg Qualifying is underway in bowling centers across the nation for the newest national bowling event, the Xtravaganza, presented by the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame and supported by all of the major industry groups, and many sponsors.The goal is to provide an annual major fund raising event for the IBMHF, create business for bowling centers and provide a fantastic Vegas vacation filled with fun and competition for bowlers everywhere.

IBMHOF News

12/02/11

Salute to Bowling to be held as part of 2012 Bowling Summit in California

Annual fund-raising event returns to auction/cocktail format

2012BowlingSummitLogo_small.jpg 201IBMHOFLogo_small.jpgSalute to Bowling, traditionally one of the sport's biggest annual fund-raising events, will be held at a new location and time but with a return to its previous format in 2012. The 23rd Salute will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 during the 2012 BPAA Bowling Summit at the Meritage Resort in Napa Valley, Calif. Salute to Bowling helps fund operations at the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame in Arlington, Texas.

IBMHOF News

10/24/11

International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame introducing Bowling's Hall of Fame Xtravaganza

New annual national event gives America's bowlers a chance for a Vegas vacation and $25,000 in prizes

2012IBMHOFXtravaganzaBanner_small.jpgThe International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame (IBMHOF) is proud to introduce an all new annual national event to the industry – Bowling's Hall of Fame Xtravaganza. After a season from October - March when thousands of league and casual bowlers will roll in qualifying rounds in America's bowling centers, 500 finalists will each win a four day three night trip to the incredible Red Rock Resort and Red Rock Lanes bowling center in Las Vegas.

Column

10/05/11

50 Years of Women's Pro Bowling Exhibit completes IBMHOF

By Mark Miller for BNN

2011IBMHOFWomensProExhibit_small.jpgAs they walked through the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame during its grand opening in Arlington, Texas, in early 2010, Jim Goodwin, John Sommer, and a few others immediately noticed that something important was missing. It didn't take long to figure it out. There was nothing there to honor the long legacy of professional women bowlers. On June 29, 2011 as part of The Night at the Campus event during International Bowl Expo, 50 Years of Women's Pro Bowling was unveiled to the world.


IBMHOF

09/02/11

International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame raised more than $61,000 during Bowl Expo

201IBMHOFLogo_small.jpgThe week-long events held during International Bowl Expo in Grapevine and Arlington, Texas, raised more than $61,000 for the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. Daily silent auctions at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine started the week while two benefits that were part of the June 29 Night at the Campus in Arlington helped cap things off in grand style. "The amount we raised was great considering we did not have our big Salute to Bowling event this year," said IBM/HF President and Chairman of the Board Keith Hamilton.

Industry News

08/02/11

Hamilton elected chairman of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame

201IBMHOFLogo_small.jpgKeith Hamilton, President of Luby Publishing, Inc, has been elected Chairman and President of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, replacing Pat Ciniello who served as chairman since 2007. Ciniello remains on the board. Hamilton was Vice President under Ciniello and played a key role in the creation of the new museum and hall of fame. John Walker, President of QubicaAMF, has been named the vice chairman of the museum. The other members of the executive committee remain unchanged.

IBMHOF News

02/05/11

North Texans find coming to Bowling Museum/Hall of Fame with a group very educational

20110204IBMHFwithsnowandice_small.jpgWhile the first year of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame (IBM/HF) attracted individuals, friends and families from around the world, a good number of North Texans visited the facility in groups. Through the efforts of Group Tour Coordinator/Gift Shop Manager Anna Murphy and International Bowling Campus Director of Corporate Events and Sales Derrick Rippatoe, an increasing number of school, youth, religious and senior groups have made their way to the IBM/HF.

Column

10/24/10

Women's pro exhibit coming to International Bowling Museum/Hall of Fame in 2011 By Mark Miller

Republished courtesy of Examiner.com (Oct. 23, 2010)

IBMHOFWomensExhibit_small.jpgThe long and colorful history of women's professional bowling will come to life next year with the unveiling of a new exhibit at the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame in Arlington, Texas. Called "50 Years of Women's Professional Bowling," the exhibit is expected to open in June during International Bowl Expo and United States Bowling Congress Convention. It will feature the players of the Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour and Professional Women's Bowling Association.

IBMHOF News

10/23/10

Kelli Briscoe joins International Bowling Museum/Hall of Fame as curator

IBMHOFLogo2_small.jpgKelli Briscoe, an avid historian with extensive museum and journalistic skills, is the new curator of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame (IBM/HF). Briscoe, who in May earned a Master of Arts degree in ancient/medieval history from Southern Methodist University, started in her new position Oct. 18. Among Briscoe's goals are to centralize the IBM/HF's artifacts, create temporary exhibits and help promote the facility to families and youth both in and out of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Industry News

10/16/10

Women’s Pro Bowling to be honored at International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame

“50 years of Women’s Professional Bowling” exhibit to open in 2011 during Bowl Expo and USBC Convention

IBMHOFLogo2_small.jpgThe new International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame (IBM/HOF) has announced that it will be adding a new exhibit to the museum which pays tribute to the history of women’s professional bowling. The exhibit will be unveiled during the International Bowl Expo and USBC Convention, which will be held, in Grapevine, Texas during the last week in June 2011. The IBM/HF occupies 18,000 square feet of the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas.

Industry News

10/07/10

Capital campaign nets more than $1.4 million for International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame

IBMHOFLogo2_small.jpgInternationalBowlingCampus3_small.jpgThe campaign to raise money from the bowling industry for the new International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame ended Aug. 31 with more than $1.4 million donated overall. More than 80 donations of at least $5,000 were received including 16 at the $25,000 or above levels. The IBMHOF is located on the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, TX.

BPAA News

08/18/10

Salute to Bowling raises more than $130,000 for International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame

2010BPAALogo_small.jpgOne of bowling's biggest annual fund-raising events was once again a huge success, thanks to the generosity of the people attending and bidding at the 2010 Salute to Bowling. The Salute, held June 30 at the Las Vegas Hilton during International Bowl Expo, raised more than $130,000 to help fund the operations of the new International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame (IBM/HF) at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas. It was the most money raised since moving the event to Bowl Expo in 2002.

Industry News

05/26/10

Bill Supper anounces retirement from International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame

Cites Grand Opening in Arlington, Texas as one of his career's 'greatest moment'

BillSupperIBMHoF_small.jpgBill Supper has announced his retirement as executive director of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame (IBM/HF), effective June 15, 2010. Supper is a 30-year veteran of the bowling business, having worked for the BPAA) the IBPSIA and as executive director of the Hall for a total of five years. Supper, who joined the Museum this past September, stated, "It was such an honor to be selected by the IBMHOF board of directors to assist in the final build-out and grand opening of this state-of-the art tribute to the sport of bowling."

Campus Spotlight

12/22/09

Museum's Hall of Fame section will honor bowling's greatest through new technology

2009MuseumHallofFameSection_small.jpgThe people included in the Hall of Fame section of the new International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame will be part of something quite special. What took up a large amount of space in the IBM/HF's former home in St. Louis will be contained in one state-of-the-art exhibit. Instead of large portraits or plaques and a small amount of information about each person, 21st-century technology will incorporate Hall of Famers in one interactive exhibit with an abundance of facts and tidbits.

USBC News

12/11/09

Amy Polley named International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame curator

IBMHOF surpasses $1 Million goal

IBMHOFLogo_small.jpgAmy Polley has been named curator of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame by IBMHOF Executive Director Bill Supper. Polley will be responsible for managing the collection, programs and exhibits at the new museum located in the International Bowling Campus in Arlington. IBMHOF Chairman Pat Ciniello has announced that the not-for-profit organization has eclipsed its capital fundraising goal of $1 million from the bowling community. The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame opens to the public Jan. 25,

Campus Spotlight

12/09/09

Museum's 'Bowling Reaches Out' section honors special groups, people

2009BowlingReachesOutSection_small.jpgSome of bowling's most special organizations and competitors will be among the highlights of the final part of the modern era section at the new International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. Called Bowling Reaches Out, the section includes four areas: Bowling Charities, Everyone Can Bowl, Hometown Heroics and Route 66 mini-lanes. "You don't have to be a pro or physically fit. Anyone who wants the challenge can bowl", said Ross Edwards, design director for Dallas' Museum Arts and the lead designer for the IBM/HF.


Campus Spotlight

12/01/09

Excitement of today's bowling highlights Museum's modern era section

2009MuseumBowlopolis_small.jpg While many people think of a museum as only a place to depict history, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame will prove to be much more with its section on the modern era. The section starts with a quick display called "Growing Up a Professional" that will give an overview of the progression of a bowler from youth to pro. Entering the youth area, the most eye-catching feature will be the Bowlopolis-themed kiosk.

Campus Spotlight

11/24/09

Museum Theater will transition visitors from historic to modern times

2009MuseumTheatre_small.jpgIn the middle of the new International Bowling Museum and Hall Fame is a visually-appealing section that will serve as an important transition in telling bowling's story. The Theater will help take patrons from the historical section they've just seen to the modern era they are about to visit. On a large projection screen and on walls on either side, the theater features narration, music, lighting, pictures, film, graphics and artifacts, plus two regulation 1930s lanes, to give people a true sense of both eras.

Campus Spotlight

11/18/09

Museum's history section shows bowling from beginnings into 1900s

20091117HoFHistorySection_small.jpgAfter seeing the new International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame's Grand Entrance, visitors will enter a section that not only tells the story of bowling's origins, but also its role in American culture. The history section now under construction at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas, begins with the sport's ancient beginnings and carries through most of the 1900s. "People just going to the museum will learn something they haven't learned before," said Ross Edwards, lead designer for the IBM/HF.

Campus Spotlight

11/10/09

International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame Grand Entrance to set the tone for visitors

2009IBMHFGrandEntrance_small.jpgFrom long-time bowlers to those just learning about the sport, visitors to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame will feel the thrill of the new shrine in Arlington, Texas, from the moment they step into the Grand Entrance. Designed to give visitors an eye-catching preview of what they will see once inside, the Grand Entrance will feature a combination of historic and modern bowling people and events.

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