Katherine (Kate) Linder was a pillar of strength in several sports. She was a participant, contributor and promoter of bowling, golf and baseball in the area, New York State and northwestern Pennsylvania. However, it was in bowling that she received the most recognition. Linder served as president of the Jamestown Women's Bowling Association for 16 years and during that span she began numerous programs.
Junior bowling was started during her reign along with a Blind Bowlers League and special charity tournaments in conjunction with the Happiness Friendship Fund. It was also during that period the New York State Women's Bowling Association Tournament came to Jamestown twice in 1952 and 1964.
She was elected to the New York State Women's Bowling Association Board of Directors in 1953 and served in that capacity for 18 years. In 1978 she was named to the New York State Bowling Hall of Fame and received a similar honor from the Jamestown Area Bowling Council in October of 1987.