(1941 – )
SPORT | Bowling
POSITION | Coach, Administrator
YEAR OF INDUCTION | 2015
Jim Maynard’s first love was hockey, but in 1976 his daughter started bowling in a youth 5-pin league and Jim became involved. Over 40 years later, he is still at it.
Beginning in 1976 – has been involved in youth 5-pin bowling at the local, provincial, and national levels for over 40 years
Started out as scorekeeper, then became a coach, a supervisor, and for over 30 years has been program director for kids from 3 years old up to 19 years of age
With help from other volunteers, runs the league and tournaments, orders trophies and crests, raises money, and makes sure that the results are published in the paper
Number wise, the program has maintained an enrollment of over 200 kids per year over the last 20 years – at its peak in the late 1990’s there were over 300 kids involved making it the 2nd largest 5-pin program in Ontario.
Has taken a countless number of teams to Provincial Finals over the years and 5 teams and 1 individual have advanced to National Finals
1993 – Bantam Girls Team
2005 – Junior Boys Team, Junior Boys Single
2006 – Junior Girls Team
2007 – Junior Girls Team
Awards & Recognitions
1989-90 – named “Program Director of the Year” by the National Youth Bowling Council
1995 – received Sertoma Club Service to Mankind Award
At Bowlerama Head Office in Toronto, received “Variety Club Award” for recognition in helping handicapped kids
2010 – received “Distinguished Service Award” from Bowling Proprietors of Ontario
Jim continues to spend weekends at Chatham Bowlerama and a couple of other days a week doing the jobs necessary for the program to run successfully. He prides himself on the fact that he has always done it for the kids and not for himself.