PH bowling ‘godfather’ Alex Lim dies from COVID-19

By: - Reporter / @junavINQ
/ 05:44 PM April 01, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Bowling godfather Alexander Lim became the first casualty from Philippine sports in the country’s battle against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Philippine Bowling Federation treasurer and trustee passed away on Wednesday morning. He was 63.


“It is with extreme sadness that Philippine bowling’s benefactor extraordinaire joined our Creator,” said PBF president Steve Robles. “He is everybody’s friend, big brother, manong and Tito A.”

Lim is the chairman of the PBF youth committee, whose objective is to scout and find talents and develop them into world-class bowlers.


“Alex is a big loss to the bowling community. He truly is bowling’s benefactor and godfather,” said Bong Coo, the most decorated Filipino athlete and current PBF secretary general.

Besides spearheading the association’s grassroots program, Lim is a member of the powerful Asian Bowling Federation Executive Committee. He also functioned as PBF secgen before Coo took over.

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Alex Lim, Bowling, coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, Philippine bowling, Philippines, Sports
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.