Each year USBC recognizes outstanding bowling leaders through three national awards:
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.
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.
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
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.