Meritorious ServiceKerm HelmerCity: BuffaloState: NYInducted: 2012Hall of Fame VideoKerm Helmer dedicated his life to the growth and development of youth and collegiate bowling until his passing in 2002. A physical education teacher for more than 35 years, Helmer initiated the men's and women's bowling programs at Erie Community College in Buffalo, N.Y., and led the Kats to 16 National Junior College Athletic Association men's titles and 21 women's titles. His men's and women's teams each claimed a pair of USBC Intercollegiate Team Championships titles as well. Helmer was active in the bowling industry, serving on the American Bowling Congress and the Young American Bowling Alliance boards. He served as YABA president from 1999-2001.