International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association award recipients for 2015 have been announced.
IBPSIA’s awards banquet will be held prior to the association’s 25th Anniversary Bowling Tournament on the evening of June 25, during International Bowl Expo week in Las Vegas.
The honorees are:
• Bill Bunetta Lighthouse Award — Tom Laskow
• Pro Shop Excellence Award — Chuck Gardner Jr.
• Friends of IBPSIA Award — Keith Hamilton and Luby Publishing Inc.
“With sincere appreciation, we thank each award winner for providing superior service to IBPSIA,” said IBPSIA President, Russ Wilson. “We believe that the awards banquet, followed by our 25th Anniversary Tournament, will provide a great deal of fun and entertainment during the busy week of Bowl Expo.”
The Bill Bunetta Lighthouse Award can be given to a person or business that has made significant contributions to the pro shop industry. The Pro Shop Excellence Award is given to a pro shop that has a certified technician on staff, plays a key role in the retention/development of bowlers, and is a member of the association. The Friends of IBPSIA Award is given to an individual or company that has made significant contributions to benefit the association and its members.
The 25th Anniversary Bowling Tournament, which is sponsored by the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, is exclusive to pro shop owners and employees; there is no entry fee.
Mark Moon, IBPSIA’s Secretary/Treasurer and Awards Committee Chairperson, made the announcement regarding this year’s awards recipients.