In 1970, with Jean Black as the inaugural president, the Saskatchewan Ladies Lawn Bowling Association was founded. By 1971, the Canadian Ladies Lawn Bowling Council became official with Jean as first vice-president. She rose to the presidency by 1975, and then turned her energies to committees to set up national officiating and coaching programs.
As an athlete, Jean has represented the province six times in national championships. In 1981, she skipped the winning team in Saskatchewan’s first Inter-Provincial Mixed Pairs Tournament.