Strikes for Kids
On behalf of Strikes For Kids, I would like to cordially invite you to the Second Annual Kaiser Permanente Strikes For Kids San Diego Bowling Classic. The fundraiser for all ages and skill levels will be hosted by Chargers’ Pro Bowl specialist Darrell Stuckey & Safety Jaheel Addae. The event will take place on October 3, 2016 at Poway Bowl from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Proceeds from the event goes to benefiting The Strikes For Kids Scholarship Program which will award four (4) $500 scholarships to the The San Diego Foundation. The San Diego Foundation strives to improve San Diegans’ quality of life by creating equity and ensuring opportunities to be WELL (Work, Enjoy, Live & Learn). Established in 1975, they now manage more than 1,900 funds, which have raised in excess of $900 million to support nonprofit organizations that do good throughout our community.
Strikes For Kids is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization that was launched in 2012 that partners more than a 125 NFL players with benefiting youth organizations in communities across the United States. We coordinate charity bowling, softball and golf events that allows fans, families and local businesses an opportunity to come together for a fun-filled event to support a positive cause in their city while enjoying the chance to meet their favorite athletes.
Helping us giving back to the community does so much to help those in need and contribute to the common good. You can give back in different ways, by participating in the event, donating to it or just by simply volunteering your time. No matter how you do it, giving back to the community will touch many people’s lives. Even the smallest good deed can ignite change and positively impact the community by providing a renewed sense of hope. Once again thank you for your help and support I look forward to seeing you on the lanes!
Founder/Strikes For Kids
Spectator- $20 (gift bag, raffle and silent auction)
Bowler- $35 (two hours of bowling, shoes, event shirt, pizza per lane, pitcher of soda, gift bag, raffle and silent auction)
Lane (up to) 6 bowlers- $175 (two hours of bowling, shoes, event shirt, pizza per lane, pitcher of soda, gift bag, raffle and silent auction)
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm- Registration/Check-in
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm- Bowling
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm- Silent auction
8:30 pm to 8:45 pm- Awards ceremony/closing remarks
Poway Fun Bowl is a family-owned bowling center located in the heart of Poway, California. Our facility has 32 bowling lanes, an arcade, 7 pool tables and a sports lounge with 10 TVs and a dance floor. Our friendly and considerate staff will make you feel like you’re family and our welcoming atmosphere will allow you to relax and enjoy yourself with ease. – See more at: http://www.powayfunbowl.com/#sthash.w1E8Wdl2.dpuf
On July 21, Jason Verrett hosted the Strikes for Kids charity bowling night. Sponsors from the San Diego community formed teams to compete in a night of fun. Verrett, Jahleel Addae, Jeremiah Attaochu and NFL Hall-of-Famer Andre Reed all turned out for the event.
Kaiser Permanente sponsored Strikes for Kids, which benefits Boys and Girls clubs of greater San Diego. You can find more information about the program by going to their website, www.strikesforkidssd.com. Verrett served as a gracious host, stopping to sign every autograph, take pictures and grant interviews for all who asked as did Attaochu, Addae and Reed.
Local news outlets were present to interview the budding star cornerback. Last season Verrett was ranked as high as second in cornerback rankings according to Pro Football Focus, right behind teammate Brandon Flowers. Injuries limited his production last season but Verrett looks great and is in shape, ready to show he is the next shutdown corner in the NFL.
Every child and team that attended were given Chargers goodie bags and t-shirts commemorating the event. There was a silent auction of autographed Chargers memorabilia from signed mini helmets and footballs to action photos of LaDainian Tomlinson, Chuck Muncie and other San Diego greats. A vintage autographed Tony Gwynn Padres jersey was also among the items up for bids.
Yours truly was present alongside BoltBlitz founder Dave ‘Booga’ Peters and staff writer Misty Jenkins representing team BoltBlitz. It was an honor to be invited to participate and be one of the many supporting sponsors for such a worthy cause. Included in this column are photos I took at the event. Verrett was all smiles and very easy to talk to amidst all the attention focused on him. He is an easy guy to root for and I can definitely be counted among the throngs in his fan club.
The Chargers players support many causes in the community. We here at BoltBlitz are proud to support and help spread the message of such events. Be sure to come out and support your team and community. Fun will be had by all!
The Greg One