John Losito of Sun Valley Lanes Named 2017 BPAA Proprietor of the Year

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John Losito of Sun Valley Lanes Named 2017 BPAA Proprietor of the Year

John Losito of Sun Valley Lanes ( in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been selected as the 2017 Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) Proprietor of the Year.

The BPAA Proprietor of the Year Award is presented annually to a proprietor who has excelled at developing relationships within their community, including comradery with the local United States Bowling Congress association, while actively promoting the sport of bowling with a strong league base, by hosting tournaments and participating in BPAA programs. The individual, selected by the BPAA Awards Committee, runs an exemplary center and shares his/her successful business practices with the industry.

“John is a perfect recipient for this award as he represents what every proprietor should strive to be,” BPAA President Nancy Schenk said. “He is continually updating his center and developing and implementing new ideas. This year, John remodeled his center, adding a beautiful game room to his traditional 32-lane center. Sun Valley Lanes is a perfect blend of league and open play. Besides hosting the state high school championships, collegiate tournaments and a Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour stop, this year Sun Valley Lanes also hosted the World Youth Championships. Tournaments of this magnitude are not always huge revenue generators, but John does them out of love for the game and not what they bring to his bottom line. For John, it’s about showcasing and growing the top competition at all levels of the sport. His commitment to the sport and the business of bowling are rivaled by few in our industry, and his customer service is second to none.”

Losito will be honored at the Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, during International Bowl Expo 2017 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. He also will be featured in the June edition of Bowling Center Management.

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