Pennsylvania bowler selected as Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow

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ARLINGTON, Texas – Anthony Sidari of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, a senior at Hazleton Area High School, has been selected to receive the 2015 Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Award.

The annual award, named in honor of the former Young American Bowling Alliance Executive Director, recognizes star qualities, including distinguished bowling performance, academic achievement and civic involvement in a male United States Bowling Congress Youth member who competes in bowling and currently is in high school or college. The award winner, selected by the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee, receives a $6,000 scholarship.

“I am tremendously thankful for this wonderful award,” Sidari said. “To be nationally honored for my hard work and dedication to the sport of bowling is the most heartwarming feeling I can get. Being awarded with the Chuck Hall Scholarship motivates me to work even harder to benefit those around me and continue to help my community through the sport of bowling.”

Sidari is a member the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Key Club and Class of 2015 Executive Council, and he has a 100.3 weighted grade-point average (100-point scale). He is a four-year member, and two-time captain, of the varsity bowling team and a two-year member of both the varsity golf and tennis teams.

He said when he was younger, going bowling was “one of the things I looked forward to the most.”

“I was about 10 years old when I realized that if I keep up with the sport, it can be something I can see a lot of success with down the road,” Sidari said. “Little did I know, when I first picked up a bowling ball, the amazing journey the sport of bowling would take me on.”

In addition to his community service through Key Club, he has volunteered at Hazleton Area General Hospital the last two summers, working in the pharmacy, cardiology, neurology and radiology departments. He holds a USBC Bronze coaching certification, and for the last three years has taught younger kids how to bowl.

Sidari will receive an expenses-paid trip to the 2015 USBC Convention in Omaha, Nebraska, on April 27-30, where he will be presented the Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Award. BOWL.com will live stream the USBC Convention, including the award presentation.

Go to BOWL.com/ScholarshipsAwards to learn more about scholarship opportunities for youth bowlers.

CHUCK HALL STAR OF TOMORROW AWARD WINNERS
Year, winner, hometown

1980 Chris Whitty, Simonton, Texas
1981 Drew Barthle, Tampa, Fla.
1982 Ricky Corona, Oakland, Calif.
1983 Dan Nadeau, Las Vegas
1984 Robert Beck, Houston
1985 Justin Hromek, Andover, Kan.
1986 Pat Healey, Wichita, Kan.
1987 Mark Fisser, Buena Park, Calif.
1988 Bradley Joinetz, San Antonio, Texas
1989 Lonnie Waliczek, Wichita, Kan.
1990 Jason McCarty, Fultondale, Ala.
1991 Chris Williams, Anchorage, Alaska
1992 Robert Smith, Moorpark, Calif.
1993 Vince Biondo, Hoffman Estates, Ill.
1994 Michael Mullin, New City, N.Y.
1995 John Miller, Wichita, Kan.
1996 David Eisenberg, Kendall Park, N.J.
1997 Todd Filter, Cedarburg, Wis.
1998 James (Eddie) Kirtley, Bowling Green, Ky.
1999 Andrew Cain, Glendale, Ariz.
2000 Scott Norton, Cypress, Calif.
2001 Sean Rash, Anchorage, Alaska
2002 Nathan Bohr, Austin, Texas
2003 Marc D’Errico, Rochester, N.Y.
2004 Patrick Haggerty, Weimar, Calif.
2005 Brandon Temple, Tempe, Ariz.
2006 Eric Helmrich, Saint Leonard, Md.
2007 Jonathan Buckert, Rochester, N.Y.
2008 Kyle Kahlden, Houston
2009 Chris Bardol, Brockport, N.Y.
2010 Andrew Koff, Miami, Fla.
2011 Brent Bowers, Mulvane, Kan.
2012 Kyle Anderson, Lockport, Ill.
2013 Joey Kopera, Orland Park, Ill.
2014 Derick Holmes, Wichita, Kan.
2015 Anthony Sidari, Hazleton, Pa.