BPAA to honor Proprietors of the Year


    BPAA Awards

    Proprietors nominated by State Associations to be recognized at Bowl Expo 2008

    The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) has announced the 20 recipients of the distinguished Proprietor of the Year awards, which will be presented during BPAA’s Annual Membership Meeting at International Bowl Expo 2008 in Orlando, Florida on Monday, June 23rd.

    Unveiled in 2005, this prestigious award is presented to a proprietor in each state who has been nominated for outstanding contributions to the industry and sport of bowling. Affiliated BPAA state bowling proprietor/center associations each submitted one nomination from their state(s). These awards are intended to raise the importance, prestige and visibility of proprietors’ accomplishments on the state and local levels.
    The 2008 Proprietors of the Year, listed by state, are as follows

    • Arkansas, Pat Allen, Conway Family Bowl, Conway, AR
    • California (Northern), Dennis Fanucchi, Granada Bowl, Livermore, CA
    • Carolinas/Georgia, Howard Davis, Strikers Family Sports Center, Rock Hill, SC
    • Colorado, Tom Haynes, Ice Lanes, Sterling, CO
    • Florida, Bob Dykes, Oakfield Lanes, Brandon, FL
    • Illinois, Alan Nordman, Town & Country Lanes, Mt. Morris, IL
    • Indiana, Jerry Hindel, Hindel Bowl, Indianapolis, IN
    • Iowa, Bev Van Blair, Cardinal Lanes, Newton, IA
    • Kansas, Kenny Lynch, Holiday Lanes, Pittsburg, KS
    • Michigan, Gerald Imhoff, Bowlero Lanes, Royal Oak, MI
    • Minnesota, Charlie Meyer, Garden Center Lanes, Alexandria, MN
    • Missouri, Vicki Bowman, Gladstone Bowl, Gladstone, MO
    • New York, Tom Brongo, Brongo Bowl, Honeoye Falls, NY
    • Ohio, Frank Ruggerie, Colerain Bowl, Cincinnati, OH
    • Oregon, Mark Mattecheck, North Bend Lanes, North Bend, OR
    • Pennsylvania, The Bower Family (Gary Bower), ABC West Lanes, Mechanicsburg, PA
    • Texas, Mark Williams, Crossroads Bowling Center, Beaumont, TX
    • Washington State, Andy Carl & Mike Gubsch, West Seattle Bowl, Seattle, WA
    • Wisconsin, Dean Day, Day’s Bowl-A-Dome, Wausau, WI

    International Bowl Expo 2008 will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort Hotel in Orlando, Fla. from June 22-27, 2008. To register or for more information, visit www.bowlexpo.com or call 1-800-343-1329.