Mormando's more than 50 years of dedication to the sport began when he borrowed $10,000 from his parents to purchase his first bowling center in 1948. Mormando earned election to the ABC Hall of Fame for his more than 20 years of service to the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. Mormando was a major player in landing financial support from the bowling's commercial interests into the construction of the IBM/HF. During the formation stages of the St. Louis-based Museum and Hall of Fame, served on the site-selection, design and construction committees. He later served as IBM/HF President and Trustee, and he was instrumental in creating the Hall of Fames most important annual fund-raising event, the Salute to Champions. The IBM/HF expressed its gratitude to Mormando by selecting him as its Salute to Champions honoree in 1994.