This year, we proudly dedicate our tournament to Mary Mohacsi a member of the Michigan WBA, Detroit WBA, Detroit Hall of Fame, Michigan Hall of Fame and the WIBC Hall of Fame. Mary lives in Livonia Michigan.
She began bowling in a summer league while a high school student. During college years she joined a league and bowled with her mom. She has traveled abroad representing the U.S. competing in Venezuela twice, England, Winnipeg and Toronto. Competing for the U.S., she has won five Gold, one Silver and two Bronze Medals. Mary also won a Gold Medal at the Olympic Exhibition matches in Sam's Town Lanes, Las Vegas in 1984. She was named Bowling Athlete of the Year and was invited to the White House where she met President Regan and Vice-President Bush in the Oval Office. During her 50 years of bowling she has won numerous awards and honors. Last season on the last day of the Michigan WBA State Tournament while bowling in the doubles event, Mary bowled that all mighty perfect game making it her fifth 300 game of her bowling career. With all Mary's honors and travels her most rewarding experience is working with her son Mark at their business, the Right Approach Pro Shop in Livonia and bowling in a league with her daughters, Sandy and Cindy. Mary also has one grand-daughter Kaitlin who she enjoys watching play volleyball and one grandson, Bradley who she enjoys watching play hockey.
When asked if there was anything she would change in her life, Mary's response was the she "would not change anything".
This year, Mary and her teammates bowled in the Michigan WBA Championship Tournament and it marked Mary's 41st tournament with us.
You can see why we dedicated this 2005 Michigan WBA Championship Tournament to Mary Mohacsi for her dedication to the Michigan WBA and the sport of bowling.