NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark National Bowling Day—a day dedicated to one of America's favorite pastimes—Bowlmor AMF, the world leader in bowling entertainment, will team up with Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger relief organization, to host the first annual Million Pin Challenge. The Million Pin Challenge invites guests to help Bowlmor AMF donate over half a million meals* to families affected by hunger by knocking down one million pins in one day! To get things rolling this National Bowling Day, celebrated on Saturday, August 13th, guests can visit any of the over 300 bowling centers operated by Bowlmor AMF, including AMF, Brunswick Zone, Brunswick Zone XL, Brunswick's, Bowlmor and Bowlero locations, to enjoy one free game of bowling per person from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
"We're putting a new spin on National Bowling Day by calling on Americans to help knock down one million pins and support Feeding America," said Tom Shannon, CEO Bowlmor AMF. "The Million Pin Challenge is our way of bringing people together for a day of fun and friendly competition that's all for a great cause."
To keep the celebration going strong into the evening, all of the centers will host parties from
8 p.m.–10 p.m. featuring contests, giveaways and delicious food and drink specials.
"One in seven people struggle with hunger in America, including 15 million children," said Nancy Curby, Interim SVP Development at Feeding America. "We are grateful for the support and creativity of partners like Bowlmor AMF, that help the Feeding America network provide more meals and more support for people in need."
To find one of the more than 300 participating centers, and for more information on the Million Pin Challenge, visit www.nationalbowlingday.com.
*$1 helps provide 11 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. Bowlmor AMF guarantees a minimum of 506,000 meals ($46,000) secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.
About Bowlmor AMF
Bowlmor AMF is the largest operator of bowling centers in the world, with more than 300 domestic locations, eight locations in Mexico, and three locations in Canada, specializing in corporate and special events, as well as league and walk-in retail bowling. The company was created in 2013, following the merger of Bowlmor, an upscale bowling and entertainment company, and AMF Bowling Worldwide. Bowlmor AMF acquired Brunswick's bowling center business in 2014 and its portfolio of bowling retail brands includes AMF, Bowlmor Lanes, Bowlero, Brunswick Bowling, Brunswick Zone, Brunswick Zone XL, and Brunswick's brands. In both 2014 and 2015, Bowlmor AMF was named to the INC 500 list of America's fastest growing private companies. For more information, please visit bowlmoramf.com, bowlmor.com, amf.com, bowlero.com, and bowlbrunswick.com.
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