About Us

Mike Samardzija, a PBA professional since 1968, is a champion on both the PBA's Senior and Regional  Tours and a member of both the Detroit Bowling Hall of Fame (1992) and of the Michigan Majors Hall of Fame (1984).  Mike was a 10 year member of the famed Stroh's Beer professional bowling team.  He has one Senior PBA Tour title (1992, Escondido, CA), three PBA Regional titles, seven Michigan Majors titles, and was six times named to the Greater Detroit Bowling Associations First-Team, twice as captain.

K&S Bowling & Trophy Sales was founded in 1968 on Plymouth Road in Detroit, the "K" of K&S was Bob Kwolek, who soon after, left the business and relocated to Dayton, Ohio.  In '70s and early '80s, K&S was located on 7 Mile Road near Evergreen.  After a series of break-ins, they relocated in 1982 to Livonia on 8 Mile Road near Farmington Road.  In 2002, K&S moved to its current location on 8 Mile Road just east of Middlebelt.

Mike and Jennifer have been married since 1979.

 


1965-1966  Stroh's Team
 Standing from left: Mike Samardzija, Junior Donoso, John Ruggiero, Jr., captain; seated from left: Bob Crawford, Dale Seavoy, Mike Totsky.  Inset: Irv Jaffee, Manager


1967-1968 Stroh's Team
Standing from left,  Bob Crawford, Dale "Skip" Seavoy, and Mike Totsky. Front row, Mike Samardzija, Al Thompson, and Capt. John Ruggiero, Jr.  Inset Ivy Jaffee, Manager.


Greater Detroit Bowling Hall of Fame
1992

July 9, 1992: Mike Samardzija upsets top seed John Handegard, 193-188, in the title match of the Escondido (Calif.) PBA Senior Open to capture his first senior title.

 

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