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Frank DeSocio Steps Down As STE President

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ARLINGTON, Texas - Frank DeSocio announced his resignation as president of Strike Ten Entertainment (STE) effective June 30. DeSocio has served in a leadership role with STE for 13 years and stepped down from STE as part of his transition to executive director of the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA).

The STE board of directors named John Harbuck, STE vice president of activation and fulfillment, as interim president effective July 1.

"On behalf of Strike Ten Entertainment, we are extremely grateful for the amazing exposure, partnerships and programs Frank DeSocio has facilitated for our member centers and the entire bowling industry in his more than a decade of service," Anthony Perrone, chairman of the Strike Ten board of directors said. "The board is excited to have a strong and well-respected leader in John Harbuck step in to lead Strike Ten, and we look forward to a successful second-half of the year as a search for the permanent president progresses."

The STE board of directors will immediately begin a national search for a president of the organization.

"I am honored the board has the confidence in me to lead Strike Ten during the search process," said Harbuck, "With the great team and strong programs for 2014 in place, we will have some outstanding months ahead servicing our members."

The STE board of directors will accept applications from candidates through August 15, 2014.

About Strike Ten Entertainment
Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, Strike Ten Entertainment is the centralized sponsor-activation arm of the bowling industry. Strike Ten Entertainment serves all organizations of bowling by coordinating the industry's sales and marketing efforts. Strike Ten Entertainment's mission is to increase national awareness of bowling and to assist the bowling industry in developing new bowlers and increasing the frequency of existing bowlers each year through promotions, publicity and industry-wide marketing initiatives. For more information, log on to

Media Contact:
Ron De Roxtra
BPAA Communications Manager

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