BPAA Co-Endorses Integration with USBC

    01/29/08

    BPAA News

    The Board of Directors of the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), at its Board meeting on January 24, 2008 at the Bowling Summit, unanimously endorsed the proposal for purchase of a building and land in Arlington, Texas for an integration of facilities with the United States Bowling Congress (USBC).

    USBC's Board of Directors had met days earlier at the Summit and voted to pursue these negotiations. The building and land is adjacent to BPAA's current offices which would become a part of the proposed International Bowling Campus. BPAA President Joe Schumacker commented, "The timing and common location of the USBC Board and the BPAA Board allowed for unprecedented coordination of efforts to improve the ability of the organizations to work together. Sharing facilities with USBC should allow for increased communication and economies of scale that will benefit the entire bowling industry." Schumacker further stated, "While the integration of operating functions of the USBC and the BPAA entities, wherever their diverse missions allow, will save a significant amount of money, the primary purpose of integration is to establish a unified effort to protect and then grow Competitive Bowling."