Barry Sanders to Appear at Bowl Expo

by Bob Johnson 0

The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America will take place on Monday, June 23 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla.

The tentative agenda, officer and board of director candidate biographies, as well as proposed bylaw amendments have been mailed to all members and also are available online for review in the MyBPAA section at

Just announced this week is a special Bowl Expo appearance by football legend Barry Sanders. Known for his electric running style and ability to make razor-sharp cuts on a dime, Sanders is considered one of the greatest running backs in history.

He will join BPAA-Pepsi bowling centers on June 25 for a VIP invite-only breakfast at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, followed by a Q&A session during the Bowl Expo general session.

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.