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Bowling Industry comes together for ground-breaking 2012 International Bowl Expo

Catherine DeSocio appointed first female president of Bowling Proprietors' Association of America; Expo features keynote address by famed astronaut Mark Kelly; Induction of Jeff Bojé into the BPAA Hall of Fame

2012IBELogo_small.jpgDuring the week of June 25, bowling industry leaders from around the world rolled into Reno, Nevada for the 2012 International Bowl Expo and Trade Show. With a theme of "United We Bowl," this year's Bowl Expo showcased how increased solidarity across the industry has contributed to years of consecutive growth and heightened consumer participation. Catherine DeSocio was appointed as the first female president of the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA).



Parker Bohn III and Jason Belmonte will speak to BWAA members at Bowl Expo


201112PBAJasonBelmonte_small.jpgParker Bohn III (l.) will speak to the members of the Bowling Writers Association of America at the Brunswick Luncheon on Monday June 25, and Jason Belmonte (r.) of Australia will tell members about his world travels at the Storm Breakfast Tuesday June 26 during this year's BWAA Convention as part of Bowl Expo. Along with other company officials, both pros will answer questions from BWAA members in attendance.



Sensational young singer to perform at BWAA's Annual Columbia 300 Dinner

19-year-old Mitch Franco has been a professional singer most of his life

2012BWAAColumbia300DinnerMitchFranco_small.jpg When members of the Bowling Writers Association of America, Hall of Famers, and industry VIP guests come to the BWAA's Annual Columbia 300 Dinner, they will be serenaded by one of America's best young singers, Mitch Franco (pictured). The dinner will be held Sunday, June 24, 6:30 pm in the Eldorado Hotel Conference Center in Reno. In his performance, guests will hear a few originals mixed with classics from crooners and artists like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, and Bobby Darin.

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Bowling fans get to live "Life In The Fast Lane" at Don Henley concert during Bowl Expo

Bowl Expo attendees who purchase Club Xpo Tickets will be able to exchange for prime seats at public concert

2012IBEDonHenley_small.jpg Very soon it will be "One of These Nights" when bowling fans rock to the music of Eagles vocalist and instrumentalist Don Henley (pictured), a lead vocalist and instrumentalist with iconic band, The Eagles, at a live concert Thursday, June 28 at the Reno Events Center. According to the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), the voice of the bowling industry, the concert will cap the week-long International Bowl Expo, the largest trade show in the bowling industry which runs June 24-29 in Reno, Nev.

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Bowling Industry to be 'tagged' at International Bowl Expo International

International Laser Tag Association to be participating organization at premier bowling industry event

2012ILTALogo_small.jpgThe International Laser Tag Association (ILTA) has announced it will be a participating organization during the 2012 International Bowl Expo (IBE), the premier trade show of the bowling industry, June 24-28, 2012, in Reno, Nevada. The association will present a Learning Lab education seminar introducing the laser tag industry and provide the latest technology, trends and industry information.

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International Bowl Expo Thought Leaders announced

American hero's Scott O'Grady and Kevin Sweeney to bring messages of teamwork, survival and inspiration

2012IBEScottOGrady_small.jpg2012IBEKevinSweeney_small.jpgTwo American flying heroes have been added to the speakers' list at the 2012 International Bowl Expo (June 24-28, 2012 in Reno, Nevada. The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) has announced former Air Force Capt. Scott O'Grady and Lt. Col. Kevin J. Sweeney USAF (Ret.) will give Thought Leader presentations during the bowling industry's annual convention and trade show.

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Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly to keynote International Bowl Expo 2012

Decorated hero flew four missions to outer space; commanded space shuttle Endeavour on final mission

2012IBEMarkKelly_small.jpgThe BPAA has announced Captain Mark Kelly (USN, Ret.) and commander of the Space Shuttle Endeavour's final mission will be the featured speaker at International Bowl Expo when it meets June 24-28, 2012 in Reno, Nevada. Capt. Kelly will deliver his remarks Wednesday morning, June 27 during the bowling industry's annual convention and trade show. He is only one of two individuals who have visited the International Space Station on four different occasions.

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