Member Ray Laursen of Country Pro Shop and Awards Center discusses the variety of products he offers (much more than trophies).

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 14:10 Written by  Markoe-Boyd, Marlene Read 2304 times
Published in Bucks Blog

With 15 cents in his pocket, Bucks member Ray Laursen was on his way to becoming a business owner.

After his mom gave him 15 cents to put in the collection box at church one Sunday, Ray somehow found himself in a bowling alley instead. He bowled a game and then went on to joining leagues and hanging around bowling alleys to learn the game and the fitting of bowling balls. As a young adult, bowling was very appealing to Ray and led him to a career.


Ray first entered into the bowling business 30 years ago working at Country Lanes and Pro Shop on Hylan Blvd. After discovering that bowlers don't bowl in the summer, he secured some space at the bowling alley and entered into the trophy business to supplement his income, a business he still finds himself in today.

In addition to a variety of trophy offerings, Country Awards offers many promotional items such as engraved leather picture frames, bible\book covers, water bottles, personalized flash drives, business card holders, and wine boxes.  Many of Country Awards' clients include local high schools, local sports leagues, and non profit organizations.

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