By Yvonne Bennett Posted September 7, 2019
BCAW has added USBC Hall of Famer Roger Dalkin to their office staff, effective September 8, 2019. As program manager, Dalkin will be responsible for the Wisconsin High School and Middle School Bowling Programs working in conjunction with committee chairs Pete Riopelle (HSBC), Dick Zierke (MSBC) and BCAW Executive Director Yvonne Bennett.
In this newly created position, he will work between 15 and 20 hours per week during the HS/MS bowling season and “as needed” throughout the rest of the year. “Roger will bring his vast tournament experience to our on-site tournament management team at our HS & MS state tournament events, as well as the WI Pepsi USBC Tournament.” remarked Bennett. “As a past district coordinator and varsity coach in the WI HSBC, he is uniquely qualified to administer and help lead these programs into the future. We are very fortunate to have someone of Roger’s background and passion on our team.”
Dalkin added “It’s great to be back in the game. I look forward to working with the proprietors and volunteers of the BCAW. I hope to share my experiences and knowledge to continue the momentum of youth bowling in our state.”
While some may recognize Dalkin’s name from his tenure with the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) and the American Bowling Congress (ABC) before that, what they may not know is that Dalkin was instrumental in the formation of the Intercollegiate Bowling Program, an active volunteer with the Young American Bowling Alliance (YABA) and center manager of the 16 lane Bowling and Billiards Center at Illinois State University in Normal, Ill.