AAMA Awards 1st Richard Oltmann Scholarship To Emilia Goetsch

Posted On: 10/26/2017

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ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL -- The American Amusement Machine Association's Charitable Foundation has announced that Emilia Goetsch (Denmark, WI) is the first recipient of its J. Richard Oltmann scholarship, in the amount of $5,000.

Goetsch, a family member of an employee of Bay Tek Games Inc. (Pulaski, WI), graduated from Denmark High School. She is now a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The American Amusement Machine Charitable Foundation established the scholarship to honor the memory of amusement industry pioneer J. Richard Oltmann, who is remembered by the American Amusement Machine Association as "one of the most creative minds in the industry for uncompromising locations he ran and the award-winning products he designed and produced. His brilliant business acumen was only surpassed by the high standard of integrity he held himself to, the compassion he displayed towards others and his generous sharing of best practices with the entire industry." AAMA honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

AAMCF originated with AAMA's predecessor organization, the Amusement Game Manufacturers Association, in 1983. It sponsors fundraising events throughout the year and during Amusement Expo International.

ACADEMIC: Emilia Goetsch (Denmark, WI) is the first recipient of its J. Richard Oltmann scholarship in the amount of $5,000.