Miles Gordon stands out among bowlers because of his tremendous love, spirit, and sportsmanship he shows with the sport of bowling at such a young age. Miles is only 11 years old and has quite the bowling resume to show for himself. He finished 32nd at Junior Gold, won 2 EYC Tournaments, won 4 JTBA Tournaments, won 2 Jr. JTBA Tournaments, 5 Columbus City Tournaments, won the 2021 Sequoia Youth House Cup Championship, and shot a very impressive 299 game at the 2022 Youth City Tournament. Miles' sportsmanship and the way he encourages other bowlers to excel is something all bowlers should look up to, no matter their age.
JIMMY CLEMENS YOUTH AMBASSADOR AWARD
Mr. Clemens was a man of high integrity who loved the sport of bowling. He loved working with youth bowlers, coaching, and promoting the sport. He joined the Greater Columbus Men’s Bowling Association Board of Directors in 1970. A year later, he was on the board of the Greater Columbus Youth Bowling Association, serving as an officer for both groups over the years. He supervised the Central Ohio Youth Classic Traveling League beginning in 1973 – the same year he became President of the GCYBA. He was the Region 5 Director for the Ohio State YBA for several years. He also served on the Ohio State Bowling Association Board of Directors for many years. Mr. Clemens was an In-State Instructor for the Young American Bowling Alliance – training over 950 students as coach instructors. Jim was a charter member of the Central Ohio Bowling Council and served as President of the Ohio Bowling Council. He performed on the lanes with two 300 games to his credit. Mr. Clemens was a member of the Ohio Bowling Hall of Fame and the Central Ohio USBC Hall of Fame (formerly the GCMBA).
This award is for any youth bowler who is a current member in good standing of the Central Ohio USBC and has bowled a minimum of 5 years in a certified youth program. This bowler has exhibited good sportsmanship, i.e., losing with grace, winning with dignity, being a team player, having a positive attitude, is supportive, is respectful and follows the rules. Other qualities would include being kind, helpful and having respect for the game. Download application below, fill out and mail to the Central Ohio USBC at 643 S. Hamilton Rd, Columbus, Ohio, 43213. The winner of this award will receive a one (1) time award of $500.00 to be deposited into their SMART account.