The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) officially launched Jan. 1, 2005 as the organization to serve amateur adult and youth bowlers in the United States. It resulted from the merger of the American Bowling Congress (ABC), Women's International Bowling Congress (WIBC), Young American Bowling Alliance (YABA) and USA Bowling. The USBC is a non-profit organization servicing over 1.4 million members around the world and provides resources, services, standardized rules, regulations and benefits to make bowling fair and fun for everyone. USBC also is the National Governing Body (NGB) for bowling as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).