The USBC Registered Volunteer Program

The United States Bowling Congress has developed a new Registered Volunteer Program that will impact every person who has contact with young bowlers who participate in USBC youth leagues, tournaments and/or other programs.

The USBC Volunteer Program will accomplished three very important goals:

  1. It will ensure that all volunteers who have contact with USBC youth bowlers are qualified to do so. It includes a mandatory criminal background screening designed to remove and/or discourage those who might harm our kids.
  2. It will require all Registered Volunteers to abide by a Code of Conduct which defines appropriate behavior.
  3. It will allow USBC to identify and communicate with thousands of volunteers

This new program has critical consequences. It is part of a nationwide movement among all youth organizations, sports and otherwise. In Cooperation with the National Council of Youth Sports ( the leadig national youth sports service organization) and the National Center for Safety Initiatives (the only national background screening service specifically dedicated to the protection of children), USBC has designed a state-of-the-art model model other organizations facing the same challenges will be invited to use.

The above excerpt was taken from USBC's website. To learn more about RVP, go to and click on Registered Volunteers.

Fellow Bowlers. Listed on this page you will find Bowling Centers and Registered Volunteers as they become available. As President of the West Virginia State USBC Bowling Association and a Registered Volunteer, I want you to know that USBC is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of your Children. We currently have 1 center in WV to have officially become a Registered Volunteer Center.

Listed below are the Registered Volunteers at Dunbar Bowling Center. They are:

Jimmy Sturm
Owner, Dunbar Lanes, Master Professional Instructor, Founder, BPAA's Coach It Up Program

Randy Gilbert
Youth Director, Youth Instructor, In-School Specialist, High School Bowling Instructor

Gene Karcheski
Youth Instructor, High School Bowling Instructor

Bill Dougherty
Professional Instructor, Youth Instructor, High School Bowling Instructor

Missy Sturm
Youth League Coordinator, Youth Instructor, High School Bowling Instructor

Andrew Derrick
Youth Instructor, High School Bowling Instructor

Richard Lewis
Youth Instructor

Listed below are the Registered Volunteers at Mountaineer Lanes through the Bluefield Area USBC Association. They are:

Youth Director: Reba Burkett
Owner and Youth Volunteer: Loretta Hammond
Registered Volunteer: Brenda McKinney
Registered Volunteer: Eugene (Mac) McKinney
Registered Volunteer: Al Brooks
Registered Volunteer: Frank Stepp, Jr.
Association Manager &
Registered Volunteer: Sue Thompson

All Registered Volunteers will be listed here as they pass the screening process.