Milton Raymer

Meritorious Service

Milton Raymer
City: Chicago
State: IL
Inducted: 1972

Raymer, founder of the American Junior Bowling Congress, spent almost endless days traveling to all corners of the country espousing junior bowling, teaching youngsters to bowl and training adults for teaching bowling and organizing leagues. In 1946, the AJBC was founded in Chicago with Raymer as its executive secretary. He held the post for 15 years. From a membership of 8,767 in 1946, he led the growth to 410,000 boys and girls of high school age and under. The program, became the Young American Bowling Alliance, which peaked at 600,000 members before it became a part of the USBC.