The National Bowling Association INC.
1939 - First Annual Tournament held in Cleveland, Ohio
1941 - Incorporated under state laws of Ohio
1944 - Name changed to National Bowling Association, Inc.
1945 - Joe Blue Award for Outstanding Achievement - deemed by Cleveland Alliance in memory of the deceased "organizer"
1950 - Racial restrictions removed from constitutions of American Bowling Congress and Women's International Bowling Congress
More Historical Highlights:
1978 - J. Elmer Reed, Cleveland, Ohio, first black to he inducted into American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame
1980 - Mr. Aubrey Harrison bowled the first 300 game in TNBA in Los Angeles. Joan I. McDuffie of Chicago, Illinois was elected the first female President of TNBA.
2000 - Cornell M. Jackson of Lanham, Maryland and Alesia A. Bryant of St. Louis, Missouri, first two females elected President and Vice President, respectively, along with Margaret S. Lee of Brooklyn, New York as Executive Secretary-Treasurer became the first all female Executive Cabinet of TNBA.
Membership in the National Bowling Association gives the bowler a sense of belonging to a dedicated, purposeful and progressive group and of helping to achieve unity, strength and solidarity through organization.
Why not add your name to our membership rolls to help us grow bigger, stronger and even more effective in promoting opportunity for and protecting the interests of our bowlers?
YOU NEED TNBA and TNBA NEEDS YOU!!!!!:
THE NATIONAL BOWLING ASSOCIATION, INC.