From Our President

steve-cieslewiczHi, my name is Steve Cieslewicz and I have the pleasure of serving as the BCAW President. I am the owner of Whitetail Lanes in Amherst Jct, a thriving eight lane center that has a good league base, but is very strong in the bar/food area.

I am proud to be serving as your president. The BCAW’s main focus is to enhance the profitability of our member centers. Like I always tell people, it would cost me money not to belong to BCAW/BPAA.

As your president, I am committed to serving our members and helping in whatever they need to be successful through our programs. I look forward to meeting you at one of our events throughout the year!

Best wishes,

Serving the Wisconsin Bowling Community Since 1941

The BCAW formed in 1941, and was incorporated in 1946 with the vision to organize and serve Wisconsin bowling centers.

BCAW Vision: It is the vision of BCAW to drive a prosperous industry. It is the mission of BCAW to enhance the profitability of its members.

We strive to be a collaborative resource for your center.

BCAW has much to offer your center in today’s exciting recreation and entertainment market. Together, BCAW and its members can lead the bowling industry to greater heights in Wisconsin.

Discover the many benefits of membership here on our website as well as on the website of our national organization, Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America.

BCAW Award of Excellence

awardofexcellence2Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Click here to find out why we celebrated these honorees.  Nominate someone you feel has contributed to bowling in Wisconsin in a lasting and significant way.  Completed submissions are due to the BCAW office no later than August 31.

Dan & Peggy Henke
Owners, Dan’s Village Bowl, Brownsville
Co-owners, Dan’s King Pin Family Fun Center, Mayville

Erik Gialdella
Owner, Revs Bowl, Bar & Grill, Oshkosh

Ralph Krueger
Owner, Krueger’s Entertainment Center, Menomonee Falls

Have a volunteer you would like to recognize at your center?
We have developed a couple of Certificate of Appreciation templates for your use to download.
Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation Template 1
Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation Template 2


Denise Richter & Diane Mallow
Watertown Bowl North, Watertown

12 Lanes and Fewer Category



Dave LaBar
Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Green Bay

Over 12 Lanes Category


Meet Our Team


Yvonne has over 20 years experience and many successes in the not-for-profit sector to include leading state and national associations in sports.  As a high level scratch bowler, youth coach, program coordinator and later at the board and administrative level, she has a broad background in bowling.

While working with the Young American Bowling Alliance and subsequently, Bowling, Inc. Shared Services, she collaborated with BPAA and their state organizations in support of several industry initiatives, improving services to bowlers and bowling centers throughout the country.

Yvonne serves as the organization’s CEO, working in unison with the BCAW Board of Directors in providing programs and services to member centers, volunteers, and bowlers consistent with the BCAW mission, strategic plan and budget.  She manages the business operations of the association to include the state office and staff.


Sandra joined the staff in the summer of 2015 as our Grand Prix Program administrator and today assists with a number of our other programs.   She comes to us with over 20 years of association experience administering programs and events.  She holds the prestigious Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) credential, as recognized by Meeting Professionals International.

A native of Wisconsin, she enjoys stained glass, photography, remodeling her cabin up north, camping & kayaking.

In addition to our bowling events, Sandra is our go to person for the BCAW Annual Meeting, Conference & Trade Show and our PR/communications efforts.


Viv joined our staff in August 2018 and will provide administrative support to the following tournaments:  MillerLite WI Adult Pins Over Average, Storm Scholarship Doubles, and the Wisconsin Adult-Youth Scholarship.  She will also assist with our High School State Championships and other events throughout the year.

She brings with her over 15 years of administrative experience as well as a background in organizing events and programs.  She worked at the American Bowling Congress in the USA Bowling Division, which supported Team USA and their competitive schedule.  This gave her a lot of experience in working with the athletes, coaches and other bowling organizations and volunteers.

Viv enjoys art shows, interested in woodworking, and is an avid dog lover.

BCAW Board of Directors

Steve Cieslewicz
Whitetail Lanes, Amherst Junction

Vice President
Erik Gialdella
Revs Bowl, Bar & Grill, Oshkosh

Diane Mallow
Watertown Bowl, Inc., Watertown

David Bardon
Bardon Bowling Centers, Elkhart Lake

Immediate Past President
Steve Hanson
Marathon City Sports Center, Marathon City

Mark Bares
Lincoln Lanes, Merrill

Matt Beyer
Keglers Bowling Center, Manawa

Dale Elliott
Dale’s Weston Lanes, Weston

Hank Posnanski, Jr.
Bluemound Bowl, Brookfield

Pete Riopelle
Village Bowl, Menomonee Falls

Dave Scherbarth
Highland Lanes, Milwaukee

Cary Serwe
King Pin Lanes, Campbellsport

Chuck Torosian
River City Lanes, Waterford

Executive Director (ex officio)
Yvonne Bennett, CAE, SHRM-SCP


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