Arthur Woodman, a longtime champion for local kids, will be inducted into the Superior Area Bowling Association’s Hall of Fame on Saturday.
During its annual awards banquet, the association is recognizing Woodson for his meritorious service.
For over three decades, Woodman has been an inspirational role model, a leader by example for youth in the Superior Village Junior bowling program, and a mentor and the master of fundraising at scores of causes and events.
Woodman has accompanied youth bowlers from the Superior area to one Pro Am and 28 Wisconsin State Youth Tournaments in his 30 seasons as a volunteer coach. Woodman has also been involved with the Jennifer Woodman/Village Lanes Scholarship fund, which was started in 1995 by coaches from Village Lanes in memory of his daughter, Jennifer, who died in a car accident.
More than $24,000 has been raised, with more than $15,000 in scholarships awarded to young Superior area bowlers to further their education. Woodman has served as the scholarship fund’s treasurer since its inception and has been involved in fundraising.
Fellow bowler Dawn Nelson said, “Woodman is one of the kindest, most caring and generous bowlers” she has ever known, and she adds that he and his wife, Brenda, continue to give back to the community and the sport that is central to their family.
Woodman is vice president and general manager of Superior Lidgerwood Mundy and has been on the board of directors for both the Superior Area Men’s Bowling Association and the Superior Youth Bowling Association. He has served as the treasurer for the youth bowling leagues at Village Lanes for the past several years.
This year’s event is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Superior Elk’s Club. Tickets for the USBC Hall of Fame dinner may be purchased for $15 from Tim Stroozas, 715-394-4909, or Dawn Nelson, 715-392-6646.