Andy Joins the New Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) – 1959

Here is a copy of Andy’s letter of acceptance from Executive Director Eddie Elias into the PBA in January 1959, entering in the second wave of incoming members which included his son, Frank Varipapa.

 

While the PBA came around too late for Andy to make the most of it, he participated in 5 or 6 tournaments until he retired from competition in 1962 at the age of 71. He was a proud member and supporter of the PBA, always present at tour stops when they came to town and regularly interacting with members and fans.

 

Click on the letter to see a larger version. Also check out the impressive list of bowling luminaries and champions under the Officers list on the left side.

 

Andy Varipapa’s entry into the PBA – January 31, 1959

 

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