Bowling and Shoes -- Two beneficial charity events
Got an extra pair of shoes in your closet?
Donate them to a worthy cause...
Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Kristin Chenoweth, Parker Posey, Susan Lucci, Diane Neal, Melissa Rivers, Devon Aoki, Tamara Tunie, Stacey Bendet, Ashleigh Banfield, Viola Davis, Moby and more… have all lent their names in support of the Spring Cleaning/Million Shoe March. Soles4Souls™ Inc., the international charity that provides shoes and aid for the hurting worldwide, announced today the Spring Cleaning /Million Pair March to raise 1 million pairs of shoes and $1 million in funds to benefit the displaced people of the Sudan . Soles4Souls is asking people to each donate one pair of new or 'gently worn' shoes to this poverty and war-stricken area of the world. The first drop is scheduled for mid-February in the Refugee Camps of Southern Sudan, with more to follow throughout the year. Each celebrity on this list has personally donated a pair of shoes that will be placed on the feet of a person from the Sudan by Soles4Souls relief workers.
“Bringing sandals to remote villages will change the quality of an impoverished person’s life overnight,” said Paul Wilson, President of Soles4Souls. “Wearing shoes can stop hookworm infections, as well as cuts and puncture wounds from sharp objects that can result in permanent injury. It helps to end the cycle of pain.”
Soles4Souls needs your assistance to bring aid to these displaced people. You can participate in their campaign by: Looking into your closet and donating 1 pair of new or gently worn comfortable shoes and mailing them to a convenient drop box in many areas of the country;
Or donating $1 towards the shipment these shoes to the Sudan ($1 will pay for one pair of shoes to be delivered to Africa ). All donations are eligible for full tax credit and donations can be made through credit card or check.
To find out where to mail your shoes or make your donation visit www.giveshoes.org The goal is to raise $1 million and 1 million pairs of shoes to be sent overseas over the course of one year.
Want to bowl with some of your fave legendary NFL Players?
My kids and I are avid bowlers (I bowled a 174 last Sunday -- whoo hooo!) so I wanted to pass on this fun, and charitable, event happening between the USBC and the NFL.
USBC TO AGAIN PARTNER WITH NFL CHARITIES AT SUPER BOWLSecond annual Celebrity Bowling Classic set for Feb. 1 in Miami
(From the USBC) GREENDALE, Wis. – For the second consecutive year, the United States Bowling Congress will team up with National Football League Charities to conduct a major charity bowling event leading up to the Super Bowl.
The NFL Charities/USBC Super Bowl Celebrity Bowling Classic will take place Feb. 1 at Strike Miami. It will feature former and current NFL players – including members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame – heading up teams of amateur bowlers. Among the bowling stars participating will be USBC spokespeople Diandra Asbaty, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Kim Terrell.
Teams of five amateurs will bowl three games, each with a different celebrity. Prizes will be awarded to members of the top three finishing teams and all amateur entrants will receive a commemorative Super Bowl XLI bowling ball and pin. Each bowler also will receive a gift bag of official NFL equipment from Reebok. Food and beverage during the event is included.
A special youth bowling clinic featuring the USBC spokespeople will be held Jan. 31 at Strike Miami. Among the football players who participated last year were former stars Ed "Too Tall" Jones, Jerry Kramer, Kellen Winslow, Leroy Kelly, Earl Morrall, Garo Yepremian and Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson and current players Tyrone Wheatley, T.J. Duckett and Terrence Holt.
Entry fees as donations to NFL Charities of $750 per individual, $5,000 for special team entrants and $7,500 for VIP team participants are available. Registration will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the tournament to begin at 7 p.m. For further information on how to enter, contact tournament director Nick Nicolosi, at (201) 489-0049 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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