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George Yarborough started bowling in 1981 with the Mount Zion Rollers at Rinaldi’s Riverdale Bowl. He bowled in several leagues over many years, starting with a low average of 134 and ending his bowling career with an average of 161. A lot of people would say that this is not an average to be proud of, but during his bowling career, he became deeply involved with both the local adult and youth bowling associations.
During 1987 and 1988, George became part of the Vir-Mar District Junior Bowling Association as a Coach / Director. In 1989-1991, he served as the organization’s Sergeant-at-Arms, after which he served as Youth Director for the Silver Hill Strikers League.
His Vir-Mar District officer roles continued as he was elected Third Vice President (1991-1995), then First Vice President (1995-1999), and finally President (1999-2001).
George’s tireless contributions to youth bowling also include his longtime assistance with the prestigious annual Youth Invitational Scratch Singles Tournament. His heartfelt involvement with youth bowlers stemmed not only to bowling but to their personal lives. He opened the doors for many bowlers who were unaware of educational and other opportunities that came from the game of bowling.
As noted earlier, George also was active with the adult association: He was a Director for the Nation’s Capital Area Bowling Association (NCABA) from 1990 until 1994, during which time he served on the BVL, Program Evaluation, and Tournament Site Selection committees and also was Legislative Chairman before he became Fifth Vice President. For the next five seasons, he held each of the Vice Presidential posts and then was elected NCABA President for the 1999-2000 season.
George Yarborough’s positive attitude, commitment, and successes in the sport of bowling, especially with our youth bowlers, have earned him an honored place in the NCAUSBCA Hall of Fame.