The Bowling Foundation votes to dissolve board


    BPAA News

    New Directors will seek to redefine The Foundation's Mission and Vision.

    BowlingFoundationLogo.jpgThe Bowling Foundation (TBF) board of directors voted to dissolve the current structure effective December 31, 2009. TBF's executive director Troy Greisen stepped down immediately following the vote.

    Program coordinator Jennifer Lee will remain as a paid staff member. The board cited a difficult economy and the need to become a more effective and efficient organization as a reason for its action.

    A new board consisting of BPAA Executive Director Steve Johnson, USBC Executive Director Stu Upson, Bowlers To Veterans Link Administrator Elizabeth Montanya, International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame Executive Director Bill Supper and a person to be appointed who will represent the interests of TBF partner Susan G. Komen Bowl For The Cure, will seek to redefine the foundation's mission and vision.

    The decision was reached after hours of discussion that focused on how best The Bowling Foundation can serve the bowling industry in light of the current economy. The board conceded its current volunteer structure with a paid executive director was not the most efficient model and agreed on the need to establish a new organization best suited to help established foundation partners such as Bowlers To Veterans Link and Susan G. Komen Bowl For The Cure.

    The foundation will continue its fund-raising efforts with any funds received and all monies already raised by TBF to be given as a grant to further the sport, particularly in the area of youth bowling. The decision will not affect the Flowers For The Living Award presented annually at Bowl Expo.