Mayor's 'Celebrity Bowling Challenge to Strikeout Hunger' to benefit Greater BR Food Bank

Published: Apr. 3, 2017 at 10:03 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 4, 2017 at 2:42 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Mayor-president Sharon Weston Broome, along with Baton Rouge Bowling Proprietors, are set to host the "Mayor's Celebrity Bowling Challenge to Strikeout Hunger."

The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 8 at the Raising Cane's River Center and will benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. The mayor will be joined by local TV anchors and reporters, as well as other local celebrities. The VIP reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., with bowling from 7 to 10 p.m. More than 200 people are expected to attend the event.

"This is a fun event for the whole community and it raises money for a great cause. The Food Bank was hit hard by the flood, so this fundraiser will help them move forward in their recovery efforts," said Broome.

This event is a kickoff for the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Women's Championships, which will be held in Baton Rouge starting on April 23. The mayor's challenge event was last held in 2012 during the USBC Open Championship in Baton Rouge.

Tickets are for sale for $50 per person for those who wish to attend the event, but do not wish to bowl. For more information, contact Marc Pater at 225-603-5914 or email

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