Athletes for Education and Southwest Sports Wellness Foundation are co-hosting the 3rd Annual Celebrity Bowling Bash fundraising event on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at the Kearny Mesa Bowl
Athletes for Education (AFE) and Southwest Sports Wellness Foundation (SWSWF), are co-hosting the 3rd Annual Celebrity Bowling Bash fundraising event on Saturday, February 9, 2013, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Kearny Mesa Bowl located at 7585 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard in San Diego. All proceeds from the event will benefit the youth outreach programs administered by both nonprofit organizations. Participants in the bowling competition will feature local and national sports celebrities and notables from all major sports leagues. Personal appearance by NFL players include: former San Diego Charger Kassim Osgood and Luis Castillo who will be joined by Greg Camarillo, Pete Shaw and Lonny Mitchell, along with Leon White, former Cincinnati Bengals player. San Diego Sockers team members Aaron Susi, Michael Mercurali, Anthony Medina and Diego Rovira will also attend, along with special guest athletes from the San Diego Olympic Training Center.
The public is invited to attend for a spectator price of $50 per person in advance or $60 at the door. Those who are interested in bowling may participate at $100 per person and event sponsorships are still available. Registration and sponsorship information is available online at http://www.swswf.org/Events.html. Current event sponsors include Scripps Family Medicine Residency, the David and Terry Camarata family, Vemma, LSC Orthopaedics Sports Medical Center, Torrey Pines Property Management, Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy, and Surgery One.
According to AFE Executive Director, Leslie Herrmann, "We'll have quite a few sports celebrities joining us this year who will participate in a friendly competition. It's a great opportunity for people to sign up to play alongside sports legends and earn the chance to win some exciting prizes. This event offers insight into the impact AFE and SWSWF have on the community and we're looking forward to a sell-out event."
AFE is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization comprised of current and former professional athletes, entertainers, business and community leaders established to help youth help themselves through support and mentorship. AFE promotes children's health and wellness, teaches teamwork and discipline, builds self-confidence, imparts life skills and directly connects hard work with incentives and rewards. In addition, AFE's mentorship programs are designed to work in collaboration with schools and other non-profit organizations to administer team-building exercises designed to improve literacy, school attendance, and excellent citizenship, as well as promote healthy lifestyles. www.afefoundation.org or call (858) 452-0023.
SWSWF is also a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization committed to demonstrating the value of hard work and perseverance for young athletes through goal setting and by creating self-esteem through achieving established goals. SWSWF provides scholarships for high school seniors, screening exams and free injury clinics for high school athletes, physical therapy care for rehabilitation and access to highly trained physicians. www.swswf.org or call (619) 421-9521.