Each year USBC recognizes outstanding bowling leaders through three national awards (to fill out the application electronically, please download and save):
USBC HELEN BAKER AWARD
The USBC Helen Baker Award for Outstanding Association Service is named in honor of the fifth president of the Women's International Bowling Congress. It annually recognizes an outstanding bowling leader who has made invaluable contributions to the local and state associations as an innovator, creator and mentor of adult programs.
2017 – Ruth Heath-Trott, Montpelier, Ohio
2016 – Rhonda Swaim, Harvest, Ala.
2015 – Joe Spain Jr., Roswell, Ga.
2014 – Nancy
Walczyk, Boston, N.Y.
– Madeline Dotta, Washington,
2012 – Sue Hunter, Alamo, Texas
2011 – Ellen Goss,
– Harry Stewart, Coon Rapids,
2009 – Jean Tondola-Smith, Massillon, Ohio
2008 – Charlotte Smith, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
2007 – Sheri Cook, Farmington, N.M.
2006 – Matt Lang, St. Paul, Minn.
USBC JOYCE DEITCH UNITY AWARD
The USBC Joyce Deitch Unity Award is named in honor of the seventh president of
the Women's International Bowling Congress. It recognizes organizations and
individuals who have made important contributions to the overall sport of
bowling by being motivators, visionaries, leaders and/or innovators.
2017 – No award
2016 – Jamie Brooks, Fort Worth, Texas
2015 – Dick Atkinson, Harker Heights, Texas
2014 – Bill
Chrisman, Pleasant View, Utah
– Michael Nyitray, Parkland, Fla.
2012 – Donna Conners, Houston
2011 – David Patrick,
– Tina Martin, Novato, Calif.
– Tom Clark, Muskego, Wis.
– Don Lowry, Kokomo, Ind.
– Dan Ottman, Detroit
USBC PROPRIETOR OF THE YEAR
The USBC Proprietor of the Year Award annually recognizes a bowling center
proprietor for his/her outstanding support of USBC local, state and/or national
2017 – Mike Nelson, Houston
2016 – Jon Tang and Tom Burke, Beaverton, Ore.
2015 – Sue Pinski, Perryburg, Ohio
2014 – Randy
Shank, Sterling Heights, Mich.
– Vicki Bowman, Gladstone, Mo.
2012 – No award
2011 – James Doty,
– Jamie Brooks, Wylie, Texas
– Charles Linstler, Laguna Beach, Calif.
2008 – Roger Wiemer, Springfield, Mo.
– Danny Butcher, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2006 – Jim Gordin, Modesto, Calif.