The Industry Loses Former BPAA CEO Don Harris

February 10, 2013 No Comments

Don Harris, former executive director of the BPAA,  passed away December 23, 2012, from complications of a stroke.  He was 60.  He headed the BPAA from January 1996 through September 1999, a time during which he breathed new life into International Bowl Expo, making it a premier bowing industry event.


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