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January 2022

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USBC HALL OF FAMER SKELTON PASSES AWAY

United States Bowling Congress Hall of Famer Max Skelton of Ada, Okla., died on Nov. 20. He was 89. Skelton ascended quickly through the bowling ranks locally and nationally, and he gained additional notoriety for his efforts on the international front and in promoting bowling for inclusion in the Olympics. He also was known for building […]

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December 2021

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CINERGY GROUP WORKS TO FIGHT HUNGER IN TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA

Cinergy Group Entertainment once again conducted its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. The Dallas-based company operates seven luxury cinema and entertainment centers in Texas and Oklahoma. Focusing on those states, Cinergy had donated more than five tons of food to community food banks through 2020. It offers guests at any Cinergy location a choice of a […]

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NOMINATION DEADLINE FOR INDUSTRY SERVICE AWARDS IS DEC. 31

The nomination deadline for BPAA’s annual bowling industry service awards is fast approaching. Forms and supporting materials must be submitted no later than Dec. 31. The Victor Lerner Memorial Medal is the association’s most prestigious award and represents induction into the BPAA Hall of Fame. The five most recent recipients were Neil Hupfauer, Cathy DeSocio, […]

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GO BOWLING EXTENDS AGREEMENT WITH MACY’S PARADE

GoBowling.com has reached an agreement with Macys Inc. to extend its sponsorship of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade through 2023. Several promotional deals are included in the agreement. The centerpiece of the parade sponsorship will continue to be the recognizable GoBowling “balloonicles,” including 16-foot-tall bowling pins, a pair of motorized size 151½ bowling shoes, and […]

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HALL OF FAMER AND PRO SHOP OPERATOR SEMIZ PASSES AWAY

Anthony “Teata” Semiz of Hopatcong, N.J., passed away on Nov. 23. He was 87. Semiz earned his spot in the USBC Hall of Fame in 1991 in the Superior Performance category, and the talented right-hander was inducted into the Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame in 1998 in the Veterans/Senior category. He captured the first […]

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STREMMEL SELECTED TO LEAD BCA OF WISCONSIN

After an extensive national search, the Bowling Centers Association of Wisconsin has hired Neil Stremmel as its next executive director, effective Jan. 3. In June, current BCAW Executive Director Yvonne Bennett informed the BCAW Board of Directors of her intent to resign the position, effective the first of the year. “Neil is a consummate professional […]

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SEVERAL HONORED AT MISSOURI STATE BPA MEETING

The Missouri State BPA conducted its Annual Meeting, featuring keynote speaker Bob Pacanovsky, at Camden at the Lake Resort. Honored at the association’s awards dinner were: * Mechanic of the Year — Travis Nieder, Lunar Bowl. * Manager of the Year — Leslie Wallis, Imperial Bowl. * Customer Service of the Year — Joy Hogan, […]

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