Ken McElwain is being recognized for his Superior Bowling Ability.
A member of the Butler County Bowling Association for 41 years, McElwain has been involved in organized bowling for 47 years. He has participated in over 25 Butler County tournaments, where he was part of 4 scratch team championships in the 1970s and 1980s. He has also participated in over 20 USBC tournaments.
McElwain’s highest league average 216, held at Freeway Lanes. He has nine 300 games 9in 8 different bowling centers), over one hundred 700 series, two 299 games and three 11 in a row games to his credit.
In 1982, McElwain won the Pittsburgh Scratch Traveling League- bowling among the best bowlers in the entire region. He has held a high average and recognized as the best bowler in over 20 leagues over his years in bowling. In the 1970s, McElwain won Butler County Classic Scratch League, the Tri-Valley All Star League and Appeared on the Championship Bowling television show 15-20 times. He also won the Ellwood City Ledger Scratch tournament in 1981.
McElwain was a BCBA board member and was a Charter Member/Sponsor for the American Junior Bowling Congress for Freeway Lanes in 1972. He remained a mentor and sponsor of the program for 10 years.
McElwain and his wife, Becky, live in Fombell. He is employed as a postal worker with the united States Postal Services.