Amid the excitement of the 1960 BPAA All-Star Tournament in Omaha, Nebraska, bowling legends Marion Ladewig and Billy Welu found a moment to pose for a photo. They posed next to a giant ball and pins, all in the spirit of promoting the March of Dimes. Ladewig’s remarkable skills earned her a second-place finish in the tournament, narrowly trailing Sylvia Wene, while Welu secured a respectable seventh place, coming in around 250 pins short of the victorious Harry Smith. This candid snapshot captures a blend of competitive spirit and the sport’s commitment to charitable endeavors during a memorable bowling event.
From the collection of the Wurgler Company