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Pride of Schenectady: Donato lived and breathed bowling - playing and promoting

Joe Donato reacts after throwing a strike while competing on the Professional Bowlers Association tour.
Joe Donato reacts after throwing a strike while competing on the Professional Bowlers Association tour.
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At a time when bowling was a game of accuracy and finesse, the late Joe Donato’s exploits on the lanes were legendary. Arguably the greatest bowler in Schenectady history, the fun-loving Donato was a devoted family man who loved the New York Yankees, especially Joe DiMaggio. And he loved the game of tenpins even more, whether it was as a fierce competitor, proprietor or promoter. That’s why Donato will be the first bowler inducted into ...


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