Bowling Foundation Coordinating Mark Roth Support Fund

by PBA Editor June 16, 2009 19:00

ARLINGTON, Texas - Legendary pro bowler Mark Roth recently suffered a severe stroke and is just beginning the long journey of rehabilitation. The Professional Bowlers Association and United States Bowling Congress hall of famer changed the sport of bowling forever during the 1970s and 80s with his unique style, powerful approach and frequent domination on the PBA tour.

The massive stroke caused major complications to Roth's health, and the costs involved with the hospitalization, care and now rehabilitation are enormous. The Bowling Foundation, as the central charitable arm of bowling, is coordinating efforts to rally the industry, bowlers and fans of the sport and Roth in particular, to provide some relief to the Roth family during this difficult time. The transition from the tour to retirement has been a struggle for Roth whose family needs your help. The sport/industry is coming together to take care of one of its own.

Your tax deductible donation to the Mark Roth Support Fund will go directly to the family to help defray costs involved with this tragedy. Please consider any amount you can give. Donations can be made as follows:

Mark Roth Support Fund
c/o The Bowling Foundation
621 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX  76011

Donations can be made via check, Visa and Mastercard, and by contacting The Bowling Foundation.

About The Bowling Foundation
The mission of the foundation is to enhance the lives of others through the sport of bowling, particularly reaching out toward youth, those less fortunate, underprivileged or in need, giving them increased chance for success, health, fitness and the joy of sport; while fostering bowling across all sectors of society and the world.

As the "charitable arm of bowling," the foundation is fully supported by the leading entities for the sport including the United States Bowling Congress, The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America, the Bowling Proprietors Association International, Strike Ten Entertainment, the Professional Bowlers Association, the International Bowling Pro Shop & Instructors Association, the Bowling Writers Association of America and many others including manufacturers, media and local bowling entities. For more information: visit or contact us at or (888) 302-8122.

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