2003 – Meritorious Service
Bowling has an adage concerning long-time involvement. Sue Pinski is the embodiment of that saying, “He (she) grew up in a bowling center.” Sue’s career began when she was four years old at the family-owned Mercury Recreation Lanes, helping out her grandmother at the snack bar. When she was 11 years old, she was setting pins. In 1981 she began a part-time job at Interstate Lanes, off I-75 in Rossford. In 1982 she became manager in 1984 General manager and now is one of the general partners.
She became a director of the Toledo Women’s Bowling Association and the Toledo YABA, served as committee chairman of opening ceremonies for the WIBC National Convention in Toledo in 1984, won the BPAO Achievement Award, was the first female president of the Greater Toledo Bowling Proprietors Association, chairman of the BPAO Awards Committee for 10 years (1991-2001), served two years as a director of the BPAO. After an absence of 18 years by the PWBA in Ohio, Sue hosted the PWBA Regional and three national events at Interstate Lanes. Currently, she is President of the Greater Toledo Bowling Proprietors Association. She is also vice president of the Rossford Business Association. She is involved in the Rossford Recreation Program for kids’ summer games.
She has maintained an After School Bus & Bowl Program (1982-present), which now has children of parents who bowled in the program during their school days. A great promoter for the sport of bowling, Sue has always been a class act. Tonight she makes a graceful entrance into the Ohio Bowling Hall of Fame.