Fred J. “Andy” Anderson

Fred J. "Andy" Anderson, Medford Sports Hall of FameAndy became interested in bowling while living in Eugene. After being transferred to Medford by his company, Pacific Fruit and Produce, he started bowling in the 8-lane bowling center located in the basement under the old Dreamland Dance Hall on East Main Street, known as the Medford Bowling Alley. As a bowler, Andy won the State Singles B class and the All-Events B class, also the A Class Doubles with partner Jim Carrigan.

Bowling not only was a hobby for Andy, but it also became his career. He purchased the old bowling alley and from there started the preset Medford Bowling Lanes, located on North Riverside. The venture started 12 lanes and now houses 38 lanes. Throughout the years, Andy had seen many bowlers’ “come along”. He has helped these bowlers become some of the top bowlers of the state as well as our national star, Marshall Holman. Bowling had helped the boys and girls in carious school programs to become better citizens and the Special Olympics is one of his favorites.

Andy has served on the Northwest Board of Directors and the Oregon State Board of Directors, bowling’s two top associations. He is a member of the Medford Bowling Hall of Fame and the Oregon State Bowling Hall of Fame.