USBC Affinity Partners
American Blind Bowling Association (ABBA)
Bowling is a sport that has been enjoyed by many people both nationally and internationally. Since the 1940's the ABBA has enabled blind and visually impaired youths and adults to bowl alongside sighted friends and family. The development of special guide rails has made this possible. Throughout the year tournaments are held in many locations in North America.
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American Wheelchair Bowling Association (AWBA)
The AWBA was organized by 30 men who convened in Louisville, Kentucky, in July of 1962 to contest the first National Wheelchair Bowling tournament. The AWBA has members in nearly every state with their largest concentrations being held in California, Florida, Wisconsin and Texas.
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International Gay Bowling Organization (IGBO)
IGBO, an international gay bowling organization with over 8,000 members worldwide, continues to grow as the number one and official bowling organization for the LGBT community on the planet. They currently have members in Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand and the United States of America, and are looking to expand its presence in Europe to bring together the global community to the sport of bowling in various forms.
IGBO is rich and diverse, reflecting the organizations ideals of Unity, Fellowship and Communication. From its original six member cities in 1980, to over 250 member leagues and tournaments worldwide, IGBO has grown into the largest International Gay and Lesbian sports organization in existence today.
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Japanese American National Bowling Association (JANBA)
The Japanese American National Bowling Tournament was born
in 1947. It's founders were looking for a way to find out who the best
Japanese American bowlers were at a time when they were not allowed membership
in the American Bowling Congress. The tournament was sponsored by the
JACL (Japanese American Citizens League) from 1947-1974.
became JANBA (Japanese American National Bowling Association) in 1975 and has
been conducted under that banner ever since.
The tournament features
bowlers from all over the United States as well as a few who come from Japan
to participate. Not only is this the premier tournament for
Japanese American bowlers, but it also has become a tournament where the
lifelong friendships that are made, and the camaraderie, are almost as
important as the bowling.
Learn more about JANBA
Mexican-American Bowling Association (MAMBO)
The Mexican-American Bowling Tour operates in many California cities. Established in the late 1960's it has prospered and continues to grow. MAMBO hosts bowling tournaments primarily for Mexican American bowlers but is open to all USBC members.
Learn more about MAMBO
The mission of SO is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other SO athletes and the community.
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The National Bowling Association (TNBA)
The National Bowling Association, Inc. is a non-profit corporation, organized in August 1939, in Detroit, for the express purpose of encouraging Blacks to develop their skills in the game of tenpins. Membership stretches from coast-to-coast with a growing population of adult and youth bowlers residing in the Eastern, Western, Central and Southern regions of the United States.
Learn more about TNBA
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