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Lanes, Inc. was originally built in
1959 by Lester & Evelyn Cassens and consisted of
eight lanes (now lanes 13 through 20). The center was
leased and operated by Wilfred “Coo” and Donna Glick. In 1961, the
expanded the facility by adding twelve more lanes (1 -
12). And in August of 1981, Tony Paone purchased the
center and has continued to improve and update the
condition and quality of the facility with many
renovations and improvements. In October 2005, T.J.
Paone purchased the center and became the new owner.
Thus keeping the center in the family and continuing the
long standing tradition of making this one of the
highest regarded centers in the area. Since this time,
he has made continuous improvements and enhancements to
the center. Installing one of the first installations of
the Steltronic Vision scoring system in the world, with
42-inch LCD monitors, installed the cosmic bowling
experience, new TVs, remodeled the pro shop, added party
and banquet facilities, as well as many other
improvements along the way. In 2015, Unreal Bowling was
added and changed the view of entertainment bowling.
Paone's Blackhawk Lanes is a member of
BPAA (Bowling Proprietor's Association of America)
Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce
Paone's Blackhawk Lanes is also
Certified USBC Bowling Center, Certified USBC Sport
Bowling Center and Brunswick Pro Source Member.
Lanes, Inc. consists of a 20 lane
bowling entertainment facility with a full-service pro
shop, bar & restaurant.
Our community involvement is conducted
through various organizations and is extensive. We
believe in the Sauk Valley Area and supporting the youth
and residents of the area. We support the D.A.R.E.
program through our donations and offering each
graduating child a certificate for a free game of
bowling. Other area sponsorships of various programs and
activities that are just too many to mention. Community
support is one of the valued traditions that has
continued since the inception of the business.