BPAA to Honor Proprietors of the Year

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

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) announces 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.  To register or for more information, visit www.bowlexpo.com or call 1-800-343-1329.
    Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, the 75-year-old Bowling Proprietors' Association of America represents the business interests of bowling center owners worldwide.
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