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Bill Manion

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One of five people who opened Minnehaha Lanes in 1958. Since then has been very active in all aspects of the bowling game. Is past President of the St. Paul Bowling Proprietor Association, Minnesota State BPA and is an officer at the Metro BPA and former National Director. Along with his partners, has sponsored many bowling and softball teams. Has hosted several men's and women's Minnesota State and St. Paul City tournaments in addition to several Junior tournaments. Originated the "56" Club at Minnehaha in 1960-61. It is still a very popular function for his center's bowlers (women with 500 or more and men with 600 or more series). Very active in promoting the Bowlers Recognition Dinner and has served as Master of Ceremonies several times. Also an active league bowler. Personal best are a 268 game and a 668 series. Has averaged around 188 for the past twenty years.

Last Updated : Jan-01-2013