Name

Professional Bowlers Association (PBA)

Headquarters

55 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 401
Chicago, IL 60604

Phone

(206) 332-9688

Website

www.pba.com

Membership

Nearly 4,300 members representing 13 countries (Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, England, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, United States and Venezuela)

Description

The PBA was established in 1958 when 33 charter members banded together to form the Professional Bowlers Association. Today, with over 4,300 members, it remains the acknowledged "major league" of bowling in the world. In March 2000, a trio of high-tech entrepreneurs (and former Microsoft executives) purchased the league in hopes of making it the next global emerging sport and creating additional opportunities for its members.