Bjorhus named to WRPA hall of fame
October 24, 2019
Thermopolis' own Don Bjorhus was honored as the 2019 Hall of Fame recipient for the Wyoming Recreation and Parks Association (WRPA) on Oct. 2.
Bjorhus has a long career in both sports and recreation having received his Associates Degree from Otero Junior College in Business Administration while playing varsity baseball, then moved on to receive his Bachelors degree in Human Performance and Sport at Metro State College while again, playing varsity baseball.
He went on to become the assistant baseball coach at Metro State College.
Bjorhus has also been Recreation Director for the Town of Albin for six years, Hot Springs County's Recreation Director for eight years, head golf pro at the Thermopolis Golf Course for five years and is currently the head golf pro at the Green Hills club in Worland.
His work with the WRPA has been extensive as well, being the State Coordinator for the Pitch, Hit and Run program for seven years, Junior Olympics Skills Competition State Coordinator, a WRPA board member for three years plus president of the board for two years, and the WRPA Midwest Professional Representative for three years.
Bjorhus has received acclaim for his work with the WRPA as well, receiving the Outstanding Professional Award in 2005, the WRPA Fellow Award in 2007 and the WRPA President's Award in 2013.
Throughout it all, Bjorhus has remained a PGA golf professional and the radio play-by-play announcer for Bobcat football and basketball.