Joe Kelley

Year Inducted: 1989

Category: Meritorious Service

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Kelley pioneered sponsorship of PBA tournaments. As Chairman of the Showboat Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center, Kelley hosted 44 national PBA tournaments worth over $4.4 million in prize money. In 1989 the Showboat celebrated its 30th edition and was the longest running corporate-sponsored tournament on the Tour.
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Joe Kelley