BPAA Names ‘Official Awards Partner’

by Bob Johnson 0

The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America and Award Company of America have reached an agreement to make ACA the “Official Awards Partner” for BPAA centers.

ACA provides a full line of awards and special products, including specialty items, to public and private organizations throughout the world. ACA also works with local and state associations of the United States Bowling Congress to provide awards.

“Award Company of America is honored to announce our official partnership with BPAA and USBC to support the entire bowling community in fulfilling its awards requirements,” said Chris Adamczyk, President of ACA.

BPAA centers can view and order special bowling awards through ACA’s catalog, located at BPAAawards.com.

“Award Company of America can provide BPAA centers the resources to reward their bowlers for success on the lanes,” BPAA Executive Director Frank DeSocio said. “ACA is known to deliver quality products and excellent customer service, and we are excited to offer ACA’s outstanding products to our centers.”

ACA will be a platinum event sponsor and an annual awards luncheon sponsor at International Bowl Expo in Las Vegas, June 22-26, BPAA added.

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.

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