PACIFIC COAST DEAF BOWLING
The Pacific Coast Deaf Bowling Association (PCDBA) was founded in 1939 and the Pacific Coast Deaf Women’s Bowling Association (PCDWBA) in 1947. The groups offer membership to deaf bowlers from western states, including California, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Hawaii. The groups have been hosting annual tournaments every year since their founding, the only exceptions being 1944 and 1945 likely due to World War II. The cover of the official program for the joint 1986 event showed two bowlers signing “I love you” in American Sign Language after their release.