Cottage Grove, Sports

Local bowler earns national award

A Cottage Grove man has received national recognition for his contribution to the sport of bowling and was recently awarded the National Recognition Award by the United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors for 2018.
This news comes from Bowl.com, which states that “(Butch) Cardoza and his daughter, Natalie Cardoza Clark, opened the 12-lane Cottage Bowl in 2009 to provide a fun experience for bowlers of all skill levels. The center has served as host for the Oregon State USBC Senior Mixed, Senior Qualifier and State 600 tournaments, and for several events for Emerald Valley USBC. The duo was named 2017 Proprietor of the Year at the Oregon State USBC Jamboree last July.”
Natalie has served on the Emerald Valley USBC board since its merger in 2006 and will become the association’s president starting with the 2018-2019 season, the site stated. Natalie has also served as tournament committee chairman and as tournament director.
Cottage Bowl has provided Emerald Valley USBC free use of its center for learn-to-bowl clinics, the site states, and Butch and a fellow bowler worked to develop a training class that included videos and personal instruction for bowlers.
The National Recognition Awards will be presented during the 2018 USBC Convention and Annual Meeting, April 23-26, at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno.
Visit Bowl.com/ScholarshipsAwards to learn more about the National Recognition Awards and to see past award winners.