PBA Creates Tony Reyes Community Service Award

by Bill Vint April 1, 2013 07:17

INDIANAPOLIS – The Professional Bowlers Association has created a new Tony Reyes Community Service award to honor the memory of the late PBA Tour player’s service to the bowling community.

The award will be presented to a PBA member in good standing, based upon the extraordinary community service, charitable and/or educational contributions the nominee has made during the past calendar year.

The award was announced by PBA Commissioner Tom Clark during the PBA Hall of Fame induction dinner Saturday night at the Indianapolis Marriott North. Reyes, a popular PBA Tour titlist, died in late September 2012 of injuries sustained in a traffic accident near his home in San Bruno, Calif. He was 38 and left behind his wife Nicole and one-year-old daughter Gianna.

“Tony Reyes lived his life with a smile on his face, and with a desire to help others who were less fortunate than he was,” Clark said. “He was a talented bowler, but he was a lot more than that, and there are a lot of other PBA members who share those traits.

“By creating the Tony Reyes Community Service Award, it’s our intention to perpetuate Tony’s memory by recognizing the unselfish contributions of other PBA players. I have no doubt that this will become one of the most coveted awards a PBA member can win.”

The postmark deadline for nominations will be Nov. 15. Nominees must be current PBA members in good standing. The winner will be selected by a PBA committee and announced along with the 2014 PBA Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award winners.

Nominations can be made by anyone. Click here for a nomination form.

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