GRAPEVINE, Texas, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the 2011 International Bowl Expo, the bowling industry's premier trade show, legendary Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Roger Staubach, provided bowling leaders from across the world with a memorable keynote address at the 2011 International Bowl Expo. Staubach shared his lessons learned both on and off the field as a Hall of Fame athlete and business leader with more than 5,000 bowling industry leaders who attended the Bowl Expo.
"It is a privilege to speak at the International Bowl Expo. Like many Americans, bowling has been a part of my life through my childhood, my teenage years and to this day. I have tremendous respect for the thousands of bowling proprietors across the country whose business and entrepreneurial skills continue to keep bowling fresh, relevant and the nation's number one participatory sport," said Staubach.
During his speech, Staubach shared the role of bowling throughout his life from his experiences watching his father play as a league bowler to a moment when he impressed his future wife by bowling a score of 213 during a high school date. He also spoke to the milestone occasion of hosting Bowling's U.S. Women's Open at Cowboys Stadium. At the conclusion of his speech, Staubach was surprised by his former back-up quarterback Glenn Carano, who announced the hosting of the International Bowl Expo 2012 at the Eldorado in Reno, Nevada.
"An American icon and a legendary Dallas businessman and athlete, Roger Staubach was the perfect person to serve as our keynote as Bowl Expo comes to the Dallas and Arlington region, the home of the International Bowling Campus," said Steve Johnson, executive director of the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America. "The incredible talent, skills and perseverance that Mr. Staubach displayed as an athlete and a businessman is mirrored by the great competitors taking part in Bowling's U.S. Women's Open and the bowling industry leaders who are here at Expo."
International Bowl Expo 2011 is being held from June 26 to July 1 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Mr. Staubach's keynote speech took place during the general session on the morning of June 29 at the convention center.
About Roger Staubach
Roger Staubach is a successful businessman, Heisman Trophy winner and Hall of Fame former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Throughout his career, which lasted from 1969 until 1979, Staubach proved to be one of the greatest football players in history. He led the Cowboys to their first Super Bowl victory and was named MVP in Super Bowl VI. When he retired after the 1979 season, he was the highest ranked passer of all time as he completed 1,685 passes for 22,700 yards and 153 touchdowns.
Roger and his wife Marianne now live in Dallas, Texas. Staubach serves on the board of directors of Jones Lang LaSalle, AMR Corporation and Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and played an instrumental part in bringing Super Bowl XLV to North Texas as Chairman of the Host Committee.
About Bowling Proprietors' Association of America
The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) is a non-profit organization that has served as the voice of the bowling industry since 1932. Headquartered in Arlington, TX at the International Bowling Campus, the BPAA provides it's more than 4,000 member centers with group purchasing programs, business and educational seminars, legislative representation and proactively promotes the association and bowling industry. The BPAA's mission is to enhance the profitability of its member centers and raise the profile of Bowling, America's top-ranked participatory sport.
For additional information please visit www.bpaa.com or call 1-800-343-1329.
SOURCE Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA)