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Don Carter Biography - Early Interest In Bowling, Returned To St. Louis, Won Championships, Helped Found Pba - CONTACT INFORMATION

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American bowler

Known as Mr. Bowling, Don Carter was an early professional star in and tireless promoter of the sport of bowling. He was the first to make more than six figures in winnings. With his signature unconventional bowling style, Carter won more than forty individual, double, and team competitions. A founder of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) in the mid-1950s, Carter led the PBA twice in earnings and was named bowler of the year six times. He was the only professional bowler to win the Hickok Belt as the professional athlete of the year, in 1962.

Born July 29, 1926, in St. Louis, Missouri, Carter was the son of Gladys Carter. His father abandoned him, his mother, and his brother when he was a baby, and he was raised by his mother. While still in school, he helped support his family by working as a golf caddy and a pinsetter at a bowling alley.


Address: c/o 9895 SW 86th St., Miami, FL 33176.

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over 7 years ago

I run the doncarter.com web site....you have his address wrong...9895 SW 96th Street...His Latest accomplishment was he was inducted into the St. Louis Sporst Hall of Fame....(this award is for all athletes, not just bowlers)...Marian Sperber...Don's Sister-in-law...