Five years ago, in the wake of his father’s diagnosis with leukemia, Tim Maxwell organized a charity bowling tournament to raise money for cancer research. Since then, The Dude Hates Cancer charity campaign and bowling tournament has raised more than $200,000 for the fight against blood cancer.
The 2011 edition kicked off this May with a registration happy hour at Triumph Brewery and culminates on Saturday, August 27 at North Bowl.
The tournament, for which it costs $280 per team of 6-10 to enter, will last throughout the day and will be open to the public as spectators, with events including a silent auction, raffle drawings and more.
The grand prize for the raffle is the much lusted after Philly Restaurant Pass, a collection of 26 gift certificates to Philadelphia’s top restaurants valued at $1,700. Second prize is $220 worth of five of the city’s best brunch spots. Raffle tickets can be bought through fundraising teams until the date of the tournament. Winner need not be present.
Bonus: the tournament will be followed by the Jackie Treehorn After-Party at and Benefit show at Johnny Brenda’s featuring Orbit to Leslie, Hezekiah Jones, Chris Kasper and The Doublewides.
Register a team (6-10, with at least two girls) to bowl online!
The Dude Hates Cancer Charity Bowling Tournament
When: Saturday, August 27, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Where: North Bowl, 909 N. 2nd Street
Cost: $280 to compete as a team, free to spectators
More info: www.thedudehatescancer.com