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A life long resident of Niagara Falls, Robert Wilson was a versatile athlete and a prominent figure in local sports circles. As an all round athlete he participated in baseball, softball, basketball, golf, tennis, hockey, soccer, football and bowling. In baseball, basketball and bowling he was a standout and among many achievements were an Ontario Baseball Association Senior Championship in 1946 with the Niagara Falls Houcks, a perfect 450 five pin bowling game, Ontario Intermediate "A" basketball honours as a member of the 1938 -1939 General Brocks and a national basketball title the following year with Hamco. A sports leader In the community, Wilson coached minor basketball teams, was referee- in -chief of the Niagara District Basketball Association and a member of the international Association of Basketball Officials. He also served as a life member of the Niagara Falls Church Basketball Association, long-time President of the Niagara Falls Church Basketball Association which he was instrumental in organizing, sports director for the Niagara Wire Weaving Company where he was employed for thirty years and a director of the local Social Plannning Council. In 1968 his leadership abilities and efforts to provide opportunities for athletic participation were recognized when Robert Wilson was chosen to chair the newly-formed Niagara Falls Recreation Commission.
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