2009 – Meritorious Service
Garrett A. Swartz began his long career in the bowling community by being elected to the Mansfield Bowling Association board as a Director in 1969. The following Year 1970, he was hired to the position of Secretary and served that position until 1997 when he resigned because of the overwhelming work load created with his acceptance of the Ohio State Bowling Association position as Executive Director. Today he has started over being elected to the Mansfield USBC BA as a director.
He was active with the Mansfield Junior ABC serving as its president for four years and coached a junior boys league for six years.
During the twenty-seven years Garrett was the Local Manager of the Ohio State Bowling Tournaments, Mansfield hosted the tournament in 1976, 1993, 1996 and co-hosted in 1984.
In 2007 he was a member of the inaugural class of the Mansfield Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service.
In 1975 he was elected to the Ohio State Bowling Association as the Zone 4 Director and continued in that position until 1983 when he was elected to the office of Fourth Wee President serving one year terms to the following, Third, Second, and First up until the time he was elected president. He continued serving on the Ohio State Bowling Association board as a Life Member Past President.
During his thirty plus years on the Ohio State Bowling Association Board he worked hard to maintain the high standards set by the Board of Directors. This resulted in obscenity and dress code rules being enforced today.
In 1993 he was hired as the Assistant Executive Director to manage the Senior Tournament and work the championship tournament. The first thing that he did was to put the Senior Tournament on a computer program.
In 1997 he was hired as the Executive Director of the Ohio State Bowling Association and served in that capacity until his retirement in 2005.
He was a member of the Ohio Bowling Council serving as the Council Vice President and President. He also served on the Ohio Bowling Council Hall of Fame Committee.