1990 – Meritorious Service George Hendershot
In Marietta, Ohio, George Hendershot was Mr. Bowling. An avid competitor on the lanes for over 35 years, Hendershot. Also found time to devote to administration. He served first as a director for the Marietta Men’s bowling Association and then for two years as secretary.
But it was Hendershot’s zeal for the junior program for which he is best remembered. George, with the help of his wife Ruth, can claim responsibility for establishing the Marietta Junior program. He not only served locally but in the 1976-77 season, he was elected President of the Ohio State A.J.B.C. Over a six year span, with George at the helm, the Ohio State A.J.B.C. evolved into the Ohio State Young American Bowling Alliance.
George will be remembered by the junior bowlers for years to come by the George Hendershot Memorial Plaque which is awarded each year to the junior bowler in Marietta who in singles competition rolls the most pins over average in a three game series.