Dennis Sweeney

Meritorious Service

Dennis Sweeney
City: St. Louis
State: MO
Inducted: 1974

Sweeney founded the Women's International Bowling Congress and was one of the first to campion the cause of women in bowling. In 1907, he received permission to hold a national women's tournament on the ABC Tournament lanes and encouraged women's bowling at every turn. Finally in 1916, a group of representatives met in St. Louis and organized the WIBC.