About the Tournament

The Celebrity Bowling Classic began in the 1970s when, shortly after being traded to the Phillies from the Giants, Garry Maddox responded to a request to visit a child at a local hospital.

Volunteering his time soon turned into a commitment to raising funds, and the Celebrity Bowling Classic was born.  Drew Katz attended the first Bowling Classics as a young fan, and in 2001 he joined Garry as co-host, expanding the size and impact of this charity event.

The Bowling Classic’s charitable tradition continues today with a fun-filled afternoon of competition and camaraderie.  More than just a chance to knock down pins and meet celebrities, this event generates over $300,000 each year for its non-profit beneficiaries.

This event benefits two charities that are positively impacting lives in our communities:  The Rachel and Drew Katz Foundation, and Compete 360.  Visit the Beneficiaries page to learn more about the good works of Drew’s and Garry’s charities.

You can also visit us on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/CelebrityBowling.

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