Joseph Poelking of Springboro, Ohio, were selected by the United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors to receive USBC National Recognition Awards.
Poelking is the owner of three centers in the Dayton, Ohio, area – Poelking Lanes South, Poelking Woodman Lanes and Poelking Lanes. His centers are home to 33 adult leagues and 11 youth leagues that support more than 1,800 USBC members.
“I am very honored to receive this award,” Poelking said. “I know this comes from those people that I work with and for, and I’m proud to serve those in the bowling industry and my community. In looking at the list of past recipients, I found I know many of them, and I feel humbled and truly honored to join this elite group of bowling proprietors.”
Named the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) Proprietor of the Year for the state of Ohio in 2013, he has served on the BPAA board, did two separate terms as president of the BPA of Greater Dayton, and currently serves on the Strike Ten Entertainment board. He has been the state president and executive board chairman of the Bowling Centers Association of Ohio (BCAO).
He was inducted into the Ohio Bowling Council Hall of Fame for meritorious service in 2017 and received the BCAO Hall of Fame Meritorious Service Medal in 2012. His centers have hosted many local and state events and will host the Intercollegiate Team and Singles Championships in April.
The National Recognition Awards will be presented during the 2019 USBC Convention and Annual Meeting, set for April 29-May 2 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.