Judy Edwards, a native of the Washington, D.C. area, was elected a director to the WDCAWBA board in 1988 and currently serves as president. She also has served on the Virginia state board for four years. Judy has worked on all association committees and attended numerous local, state, and national workshops. In addition, she has been a delegate to both the state and national conventions for over six years.
Judy received the WDCAWBA President's Award twice, most recently in 1999 for promotion of the game of bowling and her dedication to the sport. She also has received the WDCAWBA Director of the Month Award three times.
Judy, who started bowling at the early age of six in a duckpin league at Fair Lanes Twinbrook in Rockville, organized the Willie O. Richardson Memorial League (since renamed the Tuesday Nite Mixed) at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda in 1987. It consisted of 20 four-person teams and still bowls today. Judy currently bowls in two leagues and has served as a league president and vice president, a secretary for 12 years, and a treasurer for 10 years. She always encourages bowlers to participate in local and state tournaments and stresses the importance of attending league and association meetings to voice their opinions and concerns. In her career, Judy's highest average is 176, her highest game is 256, and her top average is 647.
In addition, Judy has been active with the area lane certification program for the past eight years and with the Ways and Means fund-raising for the past 10 years. Her longtime dedication and commitment to the Bowlers to Veterans Link earned her the prestigious honor of carrying the BVL flag in the presidential color guard in the Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
Her daughter, Debi, is a league bowler. Judy's mother, Frances Lee, was inducted into the WDCAWBA Hall of Fame in 1989.
Judy Edwards's love for bowling and her endless dedication and service to area bowlers, veterans, and WDCAWBA for over 12 years make her an excellent addition to the WDCAWBA Hall of Fame.