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.