Earlier this year, BCAW revamped its member awards program, creating the BCAW Award of Excellence.  Designed to honor bowling center owners, proprietors, managers and others who have contributed to bowling in Wisconsin in a significant way over time.  This year’s honorees are great examples of what this award is all about.

henkephoto-2016Dan & Peggy Henke are the owners of Dan’s Village Bowl in Brownsville and the co-owners of Dan’s King Pin Family Fun Center in Mayville.  The Henkes are very active in their local BCAW District 6, including the High School and Middle School Bowling Clubs.  Dan has been serving as the District 6 President for a number of years and previously was on the BCAW Board of Directors.

As a small eight lane center, they run double shifts of leagues every day of the week, including seniors, men, women and youth.  They also host a number of tournaments  including the Local Fireman’s Tourney, youth events and fundraisers.  They are active in civic and community organizations including the Lions Club, Wisconsin Tavern League and the Lomira Chamber of Commerce.
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Revs Bowl, Bar & Grill in Oshkosh has seen a significant transformation over the past two years.  This has been the direct result of the leadership and tireless work of Erik Gialdella.  Recently selected by BPAA as one of their “Top 40 Under 40” in the bowling industry, he has been a passionate promoter of bowling for more than 15 years.  In addition to serving BCAW as our vice president, he is also on the BPAA Education Committee.

He has grown public awareness for our sport through community activities.  Dedicated to the youth segment, he has committed resources to assure that his program has USBC registered volunteers and a youth coordinator who shares his passion for kids and their development.

In addition to growing league business at his center, he is also very active in assisting with tournament operations including the WSBT Over/Under 40 Doubles event Thanksgiving weekend.

We will be presenting the awards to our BCAW Award of Excellence honorees on Monday, December 5, 2016 at our BCAW Annual Meeting, Conference & Trade Show dinner.  For more information and to register for the event, please go to our website.

On behalf of BCAW and our 200 member centers, congratulations and THANK YOU to Peggy, Dan and Erik!  The bowling business in Wisconsin is on a great path thanks to you and your involvement with BCAW.