Jim McCune has been elected into the Butler County Bowling Association Hall of Fame based on his meritorious service to the sport. The 67 year old McCune has been a member of the BCBA for over 50 years.
His involvement in the sport began at the young age of 12 as a pinsetter at B&W Lanes (now Bon Aire Bowl) and the old Penn Lanes on Main Street in Butler. His love of the sport eventually evolved into leadership roles beginning at the league level and then at the BCBA level.
McCune served as president of the Buckhorn and Pioneer Leagues for many years and also held office in the Automotive League. He was the founder of the Animals League, a mixed league, where he served as its president. McCune was also the founder of the Soda Pop Kids League at Bon Aire Bowl in 1992. In addition, he has organized many teams for tournaments held outside of the BCBA.
McCune has served as a BCBA board member for 16 years. He was honored as the Director of the Year for the 1994-1995 season. He has been a lane inspector for the BCBA for approximately 12 years and continues to serve in this capacity today.
While his concentration has been in service to the sport, he was the handicap single champion in the 1997 BCBA Annual Tournament with a 758 three game total.
McCune is semi-retired, currently working at Heasley Nurseries. He Served in the United States Army during 1963-1965. He has two children and three grandchildren.