Cherie Lee Stunkard was born on March 8, 1953 in Baltimore. She is the only child of the late W. Wilson and H. Jean Monks.Cherie started bowling in the summer of 1972 at Bel Air Bowl with her mother and two sisters-in-law. She has since bowled on many leagues at Bel Air Bowl, Forest Hill Lanes, APG Lames and AMF Edgewood. Over the years she has held all league offices and also worked at various times at Bel Air Bowl, Forest Hill Lanes and Edgewood. Cherie and David became Certified Lane Inspectors in March 1990 and for 14 years were responsible for the annual certification of all of the lanes in Harford County as well as Elk Lanes in Cecil County.
She spent her childhood in Bel Air and graduated from Bel Air High in 1971. While growing up she was very active in showing her ponies, both locally and on the East Coast. She won many awards and championships, including showing the Harford County champion driving pony for seven years.
Cherie has been married to David Stunkard since April 14, 1973, and they have lived in Harford County during their 35 years together.
Cherie was appointed to the Harford County Women's Bowling Association Board of Directors in January 1988 and has been on the Board since that date. Cherie started as a Director, and then became Sergeant-at-Arms, a position she held for 10 years. She was then elected Secretary in 200 I and held that position until the hiring of an Association Manager in 2006. After becoming a Director again, she was elected as Second Vice President to fill a vacancy, and was subsequently elected to the position of First Vice President, the position she currently holds.
While a member of the Board, Cherie has chaired many committees, some of them on several different years and has been a member of almost all of the other Association committees. She has done an outstanding job in her service to the Association, and provided valuable guidance to newer members of the Board.
Cherie has always supported the function's of the Board, whether fund raising, working a tournament or participating in a tournament. She has been Tournament Director for the various Association tournaments and has done so on numerous occasions. She has participated, when eligible, and has been a member of a winning team at an Annual Association Tournament and has been a part of two winning teams at the Challenge of Champions.
Cherie has bowled in many Maryland State tournaments, once on the winning scratch team. When Cherie competes in Reno this year at the USBC Women's Championships she will receive a plaque marking her 25th year of participation. She has also won gold and silver medals at the local and Maryland Senior Games, and two silver medals at the National Senior Games in Pittsburgh. She won one silver medal in Singles and the second in Doubles with long-time friend, Glee DuBree. Cherie's friendliness and willingness to provide assistance and answer questions have made her popular with association bowlers, many of whom she knows personally.
For her numerous years of service, dedication, and promotion of the sport of ten-pill bowling, the Harford County USBC Women's Bowling Association is proud to induct Cherie L. Stunkard into the Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service.