HOF – Leroy Sabatelli


2012 – Pioneer
Leroy Sabatelli

Leroy is a member of the Greater Cincinnati USBC BA. He started bowling in certified leagues in 1958. His highest average was 209 in 1973. He has rolled two 300 games and his highest eeries was a 768.

Has bowled in numerous local and national tournaments. H won the 2008 Greater CincinnatiSenior Tournament for his age division. He has one gold and two bronze medals for winning the Hamilton County Recreations Commission Senior Olympics the past three years.

Lee first became a bowling proprietor in 1962. He prompted multiple tournaments including the Ann Woods Ladies Tournament. he was the guest proprietor several times on the Cincinnati radio talk show WCIN promoting the game of American Tenpin. Brinswick and AMF staff would visit the City of Cincinnati and stop at this center to put on exhibitions. he was a member of the BPAA of Cincinnati and served as president in 1971-72.

For a twenty-one period he worked with the Hamilton County Unit of the American Cancer Society coordinating bowling for this worth while cause. Over $0,000 per year was raised for the society. All funds were retained in the county in which they were raised and used locally for wheelchairs, medical supplies and transportation. the format became very popular across the Midwest and nation and many cities and the various units of the American Cancer Society asked Lee and Glenn Schmidt to attend trade fairs to guide others on how to run the tournament. It is of note that this tournament had the largest volume of tournament entries in the world.

Lee has been described as a proprietor of several bowling establishments who is a bowling enthusiast, plus a leader who continuously worked to improve bowling conditions.

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