NAIR donates to museum

by Bob Johnson 0

NAIR — the Association of Independent Bowling Lane & Equipment Specialists — has donated $5,650 to the new International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame in Arlington, Texas.

The total represents $2,500 from the organization, plus $3,150 from 12 individual member donations.

The presentation of the donation took place during the Bowling Summit in Arlington, which marked the grand opening of the new Museum/Hall. Shown here are (from the left) outgoing NAIR President Scott Freeman, IBMHF Chairman Pat Ciniello, newly elected NAIR President Gregg Pasdiora, and IBMHF Vice Chairman Keith Hamilton.

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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