which will open June 29. Station Casinos Lanes Las Vegas, which includes four bowling centers throughout the
company’s portfolio of casino properties, has stepped up to support the dynamic new exhibit, and has renewed its
commitment to partner with bowling’s leaders to move the sport forward in the near and distant future.
“We are so proud to offer our support of this project,” said David Garber, Corporate Director of Bowling Sales for
Station Casinos. As a top bowler and former Team USA player, Garber has a special affinity for the players who will
be honored in the new exhibit. “As a bowler, I learned a lot from the women professionals, so it makes me proud for
our company to be able to give something back to them by representing Las Vegas, a place where they have had so
many exciting events.”
The agreement also includes a commitment for the IBM / HF to work together with Station to develop national
promotions and events that will be very rewarding to everyone in the industry. “We couldn’t be happier about our new
partnership with Station Casinos for the museum and our new exhibit,” said IBM / HF Chairman Pat Ciniello. “And we are especially proud that it is a long term commitment to the entire industry. We are very excited about what it will bring to bowling in the future.”
The 50 Years of Women’s Pro Bowling Exhibit has been in the planning stages for more than a year, and is
currently under construction inside the bowling museum. It will honor women professionals from 1960, when
legendary players like Marion Ladewig were showing the world that women could compete and entertain at the
highest level, to 2010, when Kelly Kulick knocked down the wall and proved that women could triumph in any
arena when she won the PBA Tournament of Champions at Station Casinos Red Rock Lanes.
The exhibit will feature graphics honoring the top players from each decade, major events winners, a 50 year
timeline, and life the women pros enjoyed off the lanes as ambassadors of the sport. It will also feature interesting
artifacts from the tours and players, interactive media with a motion picture about the history, slide shows depicting
player and tour images, and a touch screen interactive monitor with information and interesting ‘tourbits’ from the
years when the women’s tours were a top attraction.
The exhibit will officially open Wednesday, June 29 at 6:30 pm as part of the Bowl Expo “Night at the Bowling
Campus” celebration featuring a special IBM / HF pro-am at the adjacent International Training Center.
Station Casinos Lanes is America’s Premier Bowling Resort Destination in Las Vegas with 18 resort properties
including four of the most fantastic bowling centers in the world, featuring 260 lanes. The centers host world class
events ranging from televised PBA Tournaments to league and fraternal sweepers. Station Casinos Lanes include
Red Rock Lanes, Sunset Station Strike Zone, Texas Star Lanes, and Santa Fe Station Lanes. For more information,
visit the website www.stationcasinos.com
The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame collects, preserves and researches Bowling’s history, provides
a home for Bowling’s major Halls of Fame, and makes the museum’s information and collection available to interested parties globally for education, promotion and entertainment. Visit the website www.bowlingmuseum.com.