2016 – Meritorious Service
Hugh Gorman was an original member of the Lake-Geauga Bowling Association, helping to establish it with ABC in 1952. He became a director in 1963, serving on each committee at one time or another until his election as Association Manager in1976. He took over the position on a temporary basis until a suitable could be found. As is turned out, the suitable candidate was him. He served in that capacity until retiring on August 1, 2013.
Hugh’s love of the sport manifested itself as he started the Lake-Geauga Youth Program, going into each house and assigning coaches. He start-ed a banquet and awards program for the kids at the end of each season.
He was also an accomplished bowler, carrying a high average for many years and succeeded to roll a 300 game in 1982, when it was still a highly prestigious feat. Hugh still carried a 177 average at the young age of 85.
Hugh was the driving force for the Lake-Geauga Association as they hosted the Ohio State BA Championship tournament in 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999 and 2005. He completed in the Championship Tournament for over 30 years.
Hugh was the force behind the establishment of the Annual Meeting and Banquet held each August to hand out supplies to the league secretaries and go over any rule changes.
Hugh bowled in 40 ABC/USBC National Tournaments and received his plaque for that in 2013.
Hugh was elected into the Lake-Geauga Hall of Fame in 1985 for his years of service and dedication to the general welfare of bowling.
Tonight we place the name of Hugh Gorman in the record book as one of Ohio’s Meritorious Service inductees.