Inducted in 1978 - Walt Delozier
Walt Delozier Ambassador Award
Sponsored by the Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau
Presented by: Mark Jensen
 
Every year the Great Plains USBC gives out an award in honor of the late Walt Delozier, an award given to someone who exhibits many of the same qualities as Walt: integrity, selflessness, service, and a great appreciation for the sport of bowling.
  
This year, it was a great honor for the Great Plains USBC to present the 2014 Walt Delozier Ambassador Award to local youth superstar: the 2014 USBC Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow recipient, a 2014-15 WSU Exempt Shocker Bowler, a Wichita State University Gore Scholar--Derick Holmes.
 
Previous Award Winners:
2013 - Billy Murphy
2011 - Mike Long
2010 - Jodi Bartman
2009 - Marci Williams
2008 - Sean Rash
2007 - Bob Hanson
2006 - Cathy DeSocio
2005 - Bill Faflick
2004 - Sue Hoy
2003 - Mark Lewis
2002 - Nadine Oppliger
2001 - Mark Jensen
2000 - (missing)
1999 - John Crum
1998 - Chris Barnes
1997 - Gordon Vadakin
1996 - Joe Boyd
 
Inducted in 1978 - Walt Delozier

Walt Delozier was a true ambassador to the game of bowling.  He served on the local Wichita Bowling Association Board of Directors for nearly 30 years!  He also served on the state board for 20 years.  He was the Kansas Director for the ABC from 1971-1992 and served two terms as local association President.  Walt is also a member of the local and state Halls of Fame.  He is a life member of both organizations.  Walt was a key figure for Wichita obtaining the 1989 ABC tournament, and as such, the CVB initiated the Walt DeLozier Ambassador Award.  Walt was known around the country as the "Toastmaster General", as he was the toastmaster at many ABC Vice-President and President installations.