Peyton Manning to Keynote Bowl Expo Next Summer

by Bob Johnson 0

Manning1Denver Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning, has been selected to give the keynote address at International Bowl Expo next summer in Las Vegas.

While Manning is best known for his achievements on the football field — including single-season records for passing yards and touchdown passes — he also has built an impressive resumé for his humanitarian efforts.

In addition to forming the PeyBack Foundation in 1999, he serves as a member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet and The Pat Summit Foundation Advisory Board. Manning’s altruistic background has earned him the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award and the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2005 and Bart Starr Award earlier this year.

“We couldn't be more thrilled to have Peyton on board as the keynote speaker at this year's IBE,” said Tom Martino, President of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, which stages the Expo. “As one of the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks and leading MVPs to ever grace the ranks of the NFL, Peyton represents all of the ideals we value within our own industry, and continue to push the members of our association to embody everyday, as we help them to find the success they strive for.”

International Bowl Expo 2016 is scheduled to take place June 26-30 at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas.

“Bringing the International Bowl Expo to fruition is a labor of love for all involved,” said Nancy Schenk, Chair of event. “It takes a tremendous amount of work, but once all’s said and done, we know that this gathering of likeminded business professionals is a collectively beneficial event that’s sure to instill the necessary strategies to help attendees make the right moves to enhance their growth and share the experience of bowling with more people throughout the country.”

For more information on IBE 2016, visit the event’s main website at

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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