DENVER -- Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler will be among the hosts for a Bowling Bash charity event at Denver's Punch Bowl Social at 65 Broadway in Denver on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. MT.
Rockies fans and bowlers in general are encouraged to enter a team in the Bowling Bash to win a chance to bowl for local bragging rights against Fowler and other Rockies players. Other Rockies scheduled to appear are Adam Ottavino, Tyler Chatwood, DL LeMahieu, Yorvit Torrealba and Jordan Pacheco.
The event is part of the Major League Baseball Players Association Players Trust, through which players contribute their time, money and celebrity for causes affecting the needy, and to help encourage others to volunteer in their communities.
Players Trust distributes more than $1.5 million in annual grants and programs. In Colorado, Players Trust has contributed to charitable organizations such as Colorado Uplift, Compassion International, Knight Time Baseball, MLBPAA, One Child Matters, Project C.U.R.E., Teammates for Kids Foundation and Volunteers of America.
The team entry fee is $1,000, individual bowler fee is $200 and non-bowling spectator tickets are $100, portions of which are tax deductible. For information, call 888-714-0755 or e-mail PlayersTrust@mlbpa.org.
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