Wiseman Gives Back

by Bob Johnson 0

As Danny Wiseman winds down his professional bowling career — he describes himself as “semi-retired” — he says he’s looking for ways to give back.

“I wanted to do something to give back to the community, and give back to the kids,” he told Brian Hradsky of Press Box Online. And that’s how the Danny Wiseman Junior Scholarship Tournament came to be.

The event is set for Oct. 14 at AMF Country Club Lanes (http://amf.com/countryclublanes) in Wiseman’s hometown of Baltimore, and Wiseman is hoping to fill the 140 available spots with youth bowlers from up and down the East Coast. Similar to a PBA tournament, the “cashing” ratio is impressive: One bowler for each five entries will receive a scholarship to help fund their college education.

You can read more about the event here (http://www.pressboxonline.com/story.cfm?id=9159), and an entry form may be downloaded here (http://www.cmusbcyouth.org/docs/2012%20Danny%20Wiseman%20Junior%20Scholarship%20Tournament.pdf).

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.