Betty Bartkowiak

Betty Bartkowiak
Betty Bartkowiak
b. 1930

Year Inducted
Dunkirk native Betty "Burke" Bartkowiak shows no signs of slowing down these days when it comes to sports, even at the youthful age of 81. In fact, when one of the officials from the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame called to inform Bartkowiak of her induction into the organization, she was heading to the tennis court near her Florida home!

Born May 6, 1930, Bartkowiak has always been a great all-around athlete, starting with her early days at St. Hyacinth's Elementary School in Dunkirk. She developed a passion for everything from softball, tennis, volleyball and basketball to table tennis and bowling. That passion made her successful in all of them. She graduated from Dunkirk High School in 1949 and won the D Club Award for being the most outstanding female athlete.

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