|SwampDogs Bowl for Charity 2012|
|Monday, 09 July 2012 08:52|
July 9, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lauren Ely
SWAMPDOGS TO HOST THIRD ANNUAL BOWLING TOURNAMENT FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS
SwampDogs players will play on bowling teams for charity
Fayetteville, NC— The Fayetteville SwampDogs of the Coastal Plain League will host its third annual bowling tournament for charity. Last summer the organization hosted the event for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The event, held on July 15, is sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. It will take place at the B&B Bowling Lanes on Fort Bragg Road in Fayetteville from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants can sign up by contacting the SwampDogs’ office and paying a $50 fee per bowling team or $250 to bowl and sponsor a lane. They will get the opportunity to put a team of four together for a bowling session with a SwampDogs’ player or member of the Wounded Warrior Project.
Other activities at the event include a pool tournament with a 50 percent cash prize and a 50/50 raffle. Kids will also get to hang out with the team mascots, Fun-Go and Cookie.
“Putting on this bowling tournament is an exciting and rewarding experience for all of those that are involved. We believe that giving back to our community is important and especially to those that have faithfully served our country overseas,” said director of ballpark operations Patrick Ennis.
All proceeds raised from the event will go to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. For more information call the SwampDogs’ office at (910)-426-5900 or visit the event Facebook page at SwampDogs Bowl for Charity 2012.
The Fayetteville SwampDogs are a member of the Coastal Plain League, entering their 12th season in the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 16th season in 2012, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The CPL gives college players a chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Furthermore, the CPL has had more than 930 alums drafted and 50 alums – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander - make their major league debut thus far.