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All-American Family Bowling Tournament to receive $50,000 in guaranteed scholarships

The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and International Bowling Campus Youth Development project, All-American Family Bowling Tournament, will receive $50,000 in guaranteed scholarships. The premiere annual bowling event, set to start in Chicago next summer, is to showcase the more recreational side of bowling. The event, which we highlighted back in June, will include one adult […]

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Frank DeSocio steps down as President of Strike Ten Entertainment

Earlier this year, we ran a piece announcing Frank DeSocio, owner of Strike Ten Entertainment, as the new Executive Director of the BPAA. It has now been announced (and expected) that he will now step down as President of Strike Ten Entertainment. STE is a Wichita-based network of 2,100+ of the most progressive bowling proprietors […]

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Former President George W. Bush will be the keynote speaker at this year's International Bowl Expo luncheon

Former President George W. Bush to keynote speak and new options added to the 2014 International Bowl Expo

The Bowling Proprietor’s Association of America (BPAA) has added a few new features to this year’s registration package for the International Bowl Expo Xtreme 2014. This year’s event will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida, from June 22-26. These ideas came from bowler feedback and previous Bowl Expo surveys. This […]

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HCC Specialty becomes newest member of the BPAA Smartbuy program

HCC Specialty, the specialty insurance underwriting company, announced it’s new partnership with the Bowling Proprietor’s Association of America (BPAA). HCC Specialty will join the BPAA’s Smartbuy program, which allows members to benefit from the same purchasing power normally reserved for Fortune 500 companies. As part of the SmartBuy program, member centers will have access to HCC […]

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Starbucks Founder and President Howard Behar announced as keynote speaker for 2014 Bowling Summit

Starbucks Coffee Company founding president, Howard Behar, was announced as this year’s “Thought Leader” keynote speaker for the 2014 Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America Bowling Summit. The event will be held on January 18 – 21, 2014 at the Omni San Diego Hotel in San Diego, California. The BPAA Bowling Summit is an annual strategic mid-winter conference […]

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2013 Bowling’s U.S. Open sponsors announced

The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA), the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) and Strike Ten Entertainment (STE) have collaborated on an unprecedented new venture, 2013 Bowling’s U.S. Open. The event, which will be held in Columbus, OH beginning July 20, combines Men’s and Women’s tournaments. Last week, the BPAA […]

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2013 BPAA Bowling Industry Service Awards Nomination Forms

You can now nominate a proprietor for one of the industry’s most respected awards. The 2013 BPAA Bowling Industry Service Awards nominations are now open to participants. The selections are as follows, Victor Lerner Memorial Medal  Presented to proprietor for a lifetime of selfless service to the industry; highest honor in the bowling industry and […]

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BPAA Announces School of Entertainment Center Management to its Bowling University Lineup

The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA), announced plans to add the FEC-focused School of Entertainment Center Management to its Bowling University curriculum. The ECM school will consist of a 6-day, 30+ hour course that will be offered at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas, starting Sept. 30. It will cover a facet of […]

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