BPAA names 2009 Proprietors of the Year

    04/29/09

    BPAA News

    Fourteen to be honored during International Bowl Expo 2009 in Las Vegas

    2008BPAALogo.jpgThe Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) announces its 2009 recipients of the distinguished Proprietor of the Year awards, which will be presented during BPAA's Annual Membership Meeting, Monday morning, June 22 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The meeting is held in conjunction with the International Bowl Expo June 21-25 in Las Vegas.

    This will be the fifth year this prestigious award is being 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. These awards are intended to raise the importance, prestige and visibility of proprietors' accomplishments on the state and local levels.

    The 2009 Proprietors of the Year, listed by state, are:

    Alabama
    Tom Barberini, Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham, AL

    Carolinas/Georgia
    Frankie McDaniel, Buffaloe Lanes North, Raleigh, NC

    Florida
    Sandy Finkelstein, Shore Lanes, Merritt Island, FL

    Illinois
    Marsha Royalty, Four Seasons Sports Center, Sycamore, IL

    Indiana
    Cathy Cooper, Cooper's Sport Bowl, Anderson, IN

    Kansas
    Carol Mackey, Park Hill Lanes, Anthony, KS

    Michigan
    Robert Smoltz, Ford Lanes, Deaborn Heights, MI

    Missouri
    Gerry Simmons, Nemo Lanes, Hermitage, MO

    Nebraska
    Dan Hruza, Longhorn Lanes, Burwell, NE

    Ohio
    Erv Hoinke, Western Bowl, Cincinnati, OH

    Pennsylvania
    Jack Minelli, Idle Hour Lanes, Scranton, PA

    Texas
    Mike Logan, Grand Station Entertainment, College Station, TX

    Washington State
    Chuck & Shelly Linn, Daffodil Bowl, Puyallup, WA

    Wisconsin
    Ralph Krueger, Krueger's Entertainment Center, Menomonee Falls, WI