DBBHOF Non-Profit mission is to honor the legendary black bowlers of the past of whom shoulders we stand, recognize the talents of the many outstanding bowlers currently displaying their talents on the lanes and encourage the future stars of the sport to keep this legacy alive.
A Dedicated Bowling Fan Club
Welcome home fans. This site was made just for you. DETROIT BLACK BOWLERS HALL OF FAME is a place to gather, create, share and inspire. We are a community of fans and supporters who have come together to share our passion in an incredible envoirnment. If you care as much as we do and want to show your support, come and join us!
Founder, CEO Darrel Dawson
Hello, my name is Darrel "DAD JR" Dawson. My father, Robert "BOB" Dawson was a Negro Baseball League Hall of Fame inductee. He was also a founding member of several bowling leagues in Detroit, Michigan. Personally, I had participated in Detroit bowling for over 50 years.
I am the author of "Affairs of a Bowler's Heart" which is the first autobiography written by an African American concerning the Detroit Black Bowling Renaissance. Today, we welcome everyone to participate in the DETROIT BLACK BOWLERS HALL OF FAME as an inductee member or fan. This Hall of Fame was created to preserve the long time rich and luxurious history of the Detroit Black Bowling Renaissance which had begun in the 1950's.
We have a burning desire to pay our respects and give a tribute to the African American Athletes whom had founded and participated in the wonderful sport of TIN PINS in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Everyone is also welcome to sign up for a DETROIT BLACK BOWLERS HALL OF FAME patron membership or a sponsor.