Philadelphia Daily News - January 2, 1980
Here’s a Contest to Bowl You Over
Does Tug McGraw throw a screwball when he's bowling?
Can Greg Luzinski knock over a 4-7-10 split just by stomping his foot?
Does Pete Rose slide head first into the ball rack after a 10th frame strike?
How would you like to find out for yourself? The Philadelphia Daily News is going to give some lucky reader the chance to bowl with McGraw, Luzinski, Rose and four dozen other athletes and sports celebrities on the night of Jan. 17.
It's all part of the one-night extravaganza designed to raise funds for the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic.
The bowling tournament will be staged at the Brunswick-Camden Lanes in Camden. Ordinarily, the chance to bowl with a celebrity would cost $100, but the Daily News will pick up the tab for the fortunate reader whose coupon is drawn.
Garry Maddox, Larry Bowa and Mike Schmidt spearhead the fund-raising campaign for the nationally known facility that treats troubled and emotionally disturbed kids.
Bob Boone, Warren Brusstar, Larry Christenson, Rawly Eastwick, Greg Gross. Randy Lerch, Bake McBride, Tim McCarver and Dick Ruthven are other Phillies who will be on hand that night
Henry Bibby, Julius Erving and a fistful of Sixers will be there, too. Plus athletes from other teams, including Dusty Baker, Doug Flynn, Jim Kaat, Pete Mackanin and Gary Matthews.
Spectator tickets will be sold at the door for $10.
Following the bowling, which starts at 6:30 p.m., Bowa will host a disco dance at the nearby Emerald City. Disco tickets are $10 each and available at the door.
The efforts of Maddox, Bowa and Schmidt will be bolstered this year by the support of the Boardwalk Regency Casino in Atlantic City. The casino will supply its nightclub facilities for two special celebrity roasts on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Tickets will sell for $25.
The entertainment plus portions of the bowling event and the disco dance, will be videotaped for replay at a later date on a Philadelphia television station.
If you want the chance to compete against some outstanding big league ballplayers, or do the hustle with them, or laugh with them, all for a worthwhile cause, you can call (215) 243-2709 for reservations to any of the events.
And if you want to take a shot at being the Daily News' entry in the bowling tournament, fill out the accompanying coupon and send it alone.