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The 11th Frame: Johnny Petraglia a deserving winner of 53rd Sam Levine Flowers for the Living Award

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 4:00 am

After being presented the Flowers for the Living Award from Flowers committee member Frenchy LeTourneau, right, Johnny Petraglia said "I was truly surprised and humbled. Anytime you get an award that has previously gone to people like Dick Weber and Jack Reichert, it is extremely special. I am honored." Photo from news release.
Johnny Petraglia, a man as popular as he was talented, was a most deserving winner of the 53rd Sam Levine Flowers for the Living Award, which was announced last week during the USBC Senior Masters. In the words of Sam Weinstein, a charter committee member, the award is “For outstanding character and integrity while making exceptional contributions over many years to enhance the growth, welfare and image of bowling. “Not necessarily for any great deed or spectacular accomplishment,...

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