leechristopherLansing varsity bowling coach Lee Christopher will receive the Service To Youth Award next May at the NYS USBC Hall of Fame and Awards banquet in Binghamton.  Christopher has been a youth bowling coach for 23 years.

He coached for the Ithaca USBC and is a USBC Level I instructor and Dick Ritger Level 4 coach. He has coordinated a bowling camp for youth from the ages of 8 to 15 since 1997 for the Lansing Recreation program and is in his second year as the coach of the Lansing High School varsity bowling team.

A local delegate to the NYS USBC Annual Meeting, Christopher is a strong proponent of youth tournaments, entering his young bowlers into events such as the NYS Pepsi, Team and Youth Scholarship tournaments, and several tournaments in the Ithaca area. This year, Bowl-O-Drome in Ithaca is hosting the NYS Youth Scholarship Region 3 Tournament.

Christopher started bowling at the age of 13, nearly 40 years ago, and was inducted into the Ithaca USBC Hall of Fame in 2007.

The NYS USBC Hall of Fame and Awards banquet will take place at 7pm on May 31 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Binghamton.