IBM/HF NEWS: International Bowling Museum/Hall of Fame satellite in Reno adds new pieces

February 26, 2013

Keith Hamilton
President/Chairman of the Board
International Bowling Museum/Hall of Fame
312-341-1110, ext. 227
Email: keithh@lubypublishing.com
On the web: bowlingmuseum.com


ARLINGTON, Texas - When participants in the 2013 United States Bowling CongressOpen and Women's Championships visit the National Bowling Stadium in Reno,Nev., they will notice many changes.

While some affect the actual bowling area, others can be seen in theInternational Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame's satellite facility on theground floor. They include a Hall of Fame kiosk, large artist rendering of abowling ball and pin, and the return of the famous American Bowling CongressHall of Fame plaques.

"It's amazing that we have been able to add such significant andmeaningful elements to the satellite in such a short period of time from theopening," said IBM/HF President/Chairman of the Board Keith Hamilton."Once again, we need to thank the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors'Authority and Joe Kelley for seeing this project through."

The IBM/HF and RSCVA combined forces to create and open the satellite venuelast April in time for the 2012 USBC Women's Championships. It featuresartifacts collected and preserved by the IBM/HF.

Similar to one at the International Bowling Campus, the new kiosk features anelectronic look into the nearly 500 combined hall of famers from USBC, theProfessional Bowlers Association, Bowling Proprietors' Association of America,World Bowling Writers and Women's Professional Bowlers Association. The touchscreen monitor allows visitors to search for people by name, organization, yearand why they were inducted. There also are facts and photos on each person withvideos and films dating 50 years.

Hard to miss will be the 700-pound, 8-foot tall artist rendering of a bowlingball resting on a pin set in the middle of the room. The bowling ball is madeof ceramic tile and presents a great photo opportunity for all to enjoy.

And after the portraits of the former Women's International Bowling Hall ofFamers were displayed last year, the ABC men's plaques have been creativelydisplayed this year.

Visitors can visit the satellite museum free of charge during normal NationalBowling Stadium hours. The USBC Open Championships begin there March 1 and theUSBC Women's Championships start April 12 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

About the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame
Located at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas, theInternational Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame collects, preserves andresearches bowling's history, provides a suitable home for bowling's majorhalls of fame, and makes the museum's information and collection available tointerested parties globally for education, promotion and entertainment.

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