NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GoBowling.com is teaming with one of the biggest NFL legends of all time to host the 9th Annual NFL Foundation Super Bowl Celebrity Bowling Classic at Bowlmor Chelsea Piers. Emceed by celebrated Super Bowl champion and football star, Ed 'Too Tall' Jones, the tournament aims to increase awareness and bring in donations for the NFL Foundation.
"I'm so proud to once again team up with GoBowling.com to host this great event that combines two of America's favorite pastimes, bowling and football, all to benefit a terrific cause. The Classic has become an annual tradition and its continued success speaks to both the enduring popularity and the fundraising power of bowling," said Jones. "With more than 69 million people taking to the lanes every year, bowling is our nation's number one participatory sport and an activity that can be enjoyed by people of any age, any background and from all walks of life."
The NFL Foundation Super Bowl Celebrity Bowling Classic brings together fans and NFL heroes alike for an exciting day of bowling. Bowlers will be teamed up with current and former NFL stars, Pro Football Hall-of-Famers and wounded warriors from joint base McGuire Air Force, Fort Dix Army and Lakehurst Naval Air in New Jersey, who will serve as rotating celebrity captains throughout the event. Fans will get an opportunity to bowl and engage with the honorary legends on an up-close and personal level.
"There's no other event like the Classic, a day where fans get to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with NFL legends in a fun and relaxed setting, and knock down some pins all for a great cause," said Frank DeSocio, president of Strike Ten Entertainment (STE). STE is the centralized sponsor-activation arm for bowling and the creator of GoBowling.com, the top online destination for bowling fans.
Added DeSocio, "This will be a special year for the Classic as we host the game with one of the NFL's 'biggest' legends of all time in the Big Apple. We're also pleased to welcome a number of past and present NFL stars who will take part in the tournament."
Prominent NFL stars and Pro Football Hall of Fame members confirmed to participate in the Classic include: OJ Anderson, John Baker, Erich Barnes, Lem Barney, Hank Bauer, Scott Brunner, Jarrod Bunch, Greg Buttle, Chris Calloway, Harry Carson, Parnell Dickinson, Carl Eller, Chuck Foreman, Nesby Glasgow, Rodney Hampton, Thomas Henderson, Ted Hendricks, Paul Hornung, Lamonte Hunley, Ricky Hunley, Brian Kelly, Jerry Kramer, Sean Landeta, Tom Mack, Curtis McGriff, Erik McMillan, Chuck Mercein, Michael Merriweather, Tom Nowatzke, Bart Oates, Brig Owens, Joe Pisarcik, Gary Reasons, Steve Reece, Willie Roaf, Pete Shaw, Mike Sherrard, Jim Taylor, Sandra Taylor, DeeDee Trotter, Justin Tucker, Everson Walls, Chris Ward, Ickey Woods and Garo Yepremian.
The event will begin at 10:30 am EST on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Bowlmor Chelsea Piers in New York City.
GoBowling.com encourages interested parties to sign up in teams of four for a total donation of $3,000 or for $750 per bowler. Guests of bowlers may also attend the event for a charge of $250 per person. Each bowler will receive a limited edition commemorative Super Bowl XLVIII bowling ball, pin and bowling shirt as well as a buffet meal and soft drinks. All proceeds will benefit the NFL Foundation, a non-profit organization. Interested parties should contact Tournament Director Nick Nicolosi at 201-489-0049 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Strike Ten Entertainment
Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, Strike Ten Entertainment is the centralized sponsor-activation arm of the bowling industry. Strike Ten Entertainment serves all organizations of bowling by coordinating the industry's sales and marketing efforts. Strike Ten Entertainment's mission is to increase national awareness of bowling and to assist the bowling industry in developing new bowlers and increasing the frequency of existing bowlers each year through promotions, publicity and industry-wide marketing initiatives.