Club Member, Ray Laursen, Sr. of Country Lanes Pro Shop & Awards Center, received the President's Award from the International Bowling Pro Shop & Instrcutors Association (I.B.P.S.I.A.) during the Industry's Premiere Event, International Bowl Expo, on June 24th in Orlando, FL.
The IBPSIA mission is to assist pro shops and instruction professionals to become successful and more profitable by providing education, benefits and industry standardization.
The award is presented to an individual who has provided leadership to the association and/or the bowling industry.
A founding member of the organization, Laursen has been a fixture in the Rab's Country Lanes' Pro Shop since 1986. He owned another pro shop at Colonial Lanes prior, beginning in 1980. Through the IBPSIA educational platform he became a certified ball driller in 1997.