Friday, December 16, 2011

Tom Clark Interview With Bowlers Journal

In the December, 2011 issue of Bowlers Journal International, Keith Hamilton interviews new PBA Commissioner Tom Clark, and here is what Clark has to say about his goals:

"I always wanted to be part of the PBA, but in that [collegiate] tournament, I remember bowling near Paul Fleming...He was so much better than me; I realized that I needed to concentrate on journalism...The constant goals [as PBA Commissioner] are to get as many people as possible interested in, respecting the ability of and following the greatest players in the world. We want great PBA players to be rich and famous. There is much involved with that, including TV deals, building the stature of events and making sure the best players are in the PBA. Other goals include improving the partnerships with our endemic and non-endemic sponsors to give maximum bang for the buck, and integrate sponsors in ways that are mutually beneficial. We also want to increase PBA membership by bringing younger players along and into the PBA, as well as to have continued increases in international participation and membership. But we always have the big goals in mind: The cover of Sports Illustrated, thousands more watching Xtra Frame, record-breaking ESPN ratings and prize funds for major events, increased sponsorships, and great partnerships with the industry."

Click here for Tom Clark's official PBA biography page.

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