C. EDWARD "EDDIE" GOLDBERG started in the bowling game prior to World War 11 when he and three other men opened the 22-lane Clarendon Bowling Center on July 2, 1940. He is now one of the principal stockholders in the Bowl America Corporation that operates 16 bowling centers with over 600 lanes.Back to Hall of Fame
The foresight of his associates under his leadership to give the Washington Area the first truly modern bowling center with the opening of Shirley Bowl in 1958, triggered the fantastic growth of tenpin bowling in this area. Eddie has continued to work zealously on developing and maintaining the physical environment and customer service to such high standards that everyone associated with him can be proud of his accomplishments.
It has been proven many times that Eddie has unselfishly given of his time and knowledge to any cause that would foster and perpetuate the sport of bowling.
He has always been recognized and believed in the need for mutual respect and cooperation with others in the same industry.
Mr. Goldberg did not limit his interest and participation in organization of just bowling centers, but also contributed in many ways to organizations maintained by his patrons. He has been awarded an Honorary Membership in the National Duckpin Bowling Congress. He has spent many hours as Chairman of the BPAA Industry Relations Committee and worked on both National and local levels.
Eddie has been Secretary and President of the local Metropolitan Washington Bowling Proprietors Association. He founded the Virginia State PBA and has been Vice President and Chairman of the Executive Committee. He is currently serving the National Bowling Proprietors Association as a Director and is now with the Presidents Advisory Committee, the Industry Relations and the Legislative Committee.
As a result of his continued efforts for the sport of bowling and his mutual cooperation with proprietors and bowlers, Eddie Goldberg has earned a nomination to the association HALL OF FAME and the endorsement of all bowlers in the area.