EBONITE INTERNATIONAL SIGNS PARKIN TO FOUR BRAND CONTRACT
Sep 07, 2012
HOPKINSVILLE, KY – Ebonite International has increased the strength of its PBA staff by signing the first woman PBA member, Missy Parkin, Lake Forest, Calif., to a staff contract.
Parkin, a member of the PBA since 2004, joined the organization after graduating from Cal State Fullerton, where she was named Collegiate Bowler of the Year in 2003. Not only one of six women who have won a Regional title, Parkin was the first woman to earn two, a record currently tied with Ebonite staff player Kelly Kulick.
Parkin cites the support of Ebonite International for women’s bowling as her motivation for joining the team.
“Ebonite International has always been a major supporter in promoting and growing women’s bowling, an area which the industry desperately needs to support,” she explained.
Parkin was one of the five finalists in Bowling’s 2012 US Women’s Open, presented by the Brands of Ebonite International. Her loss in the final match by only ten pins earned her $20,000 for second place, while highlighting her resilience and strength of character in the toughest environment ever seen in bowling.
That resilience and character will be an asset to the Ebonite International team.
“Missy has an impressive resume of successes in a short time,” said Jim Cormier, VP of Marketing for Ebonite International. “She’s a great fit for our team, and we’re looking forward to helping her to be even more successful in the future.”
It is that support that clinched Parkin’s decision to join the team.
— Ebonite Bowling Balls & Bowling Equipment - Ebonite is a brand of Ebonite International, Inc. Based in Hopkinsville, Ky., Ebonite International is a privately-owned company that services bowling centers, distributors and retail outlets domestically and internationally. In addition to Ebonite, the company’s consumer product brands include Hammer,Columbia 300,Track, Robby’s and Powerhouse™; its commercial product brand is Ebonite Bowling Center Direct.
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