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Event to Raise Funds for the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation Which Provides Opportunities and Resources to Ill Children and Their Families 

Evening to Feature Bowling, Dining and Celebrating with Current and Alumni Chicago Bears and Other Celebrity Guests

ROSEMONT, IL – After a successful event and partnership in 2012 raising more than $160,000, Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman will again partner with premier entertainment venue Kings Lanes, Lounge & Sports for the second Charles Tillman Celebrity Pro BOWLer Tournament, presented by Meijer. This exclusive event will take place Wednesday, June 5,  from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. to support the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation.

Before the June 5 fundraiser takes place, Kings will honor the Chicago Bear with a $10,000 charitable contribution, as a testament to his continued efforts on behalf of critically and chronically ill children in the greater Chicago area. Kings has saved a portion of every bowling shoe rental over the past year to benefit the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation.

While this check presentation is not a public event, we do welcome press to the presentation as well as a photo opportunity with Charles Tillman on the morning of Tuesday, April 30 at 11am.

Since its founding in 2005, the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation has improved the lives of more than one million Chicago-area children. All of the money raised from the partnership with Kings and the Pro BOWLer Tournament will fund continual and expanding care for these children.

“Kings has been very generous and supportive of the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation and I am thrilled to be hosting this event with them again,” said Tillman. “People are going to have fun; who wouldn’t? This is the perfect way for my teammates and friends to come together for a good cause.”

Charles Tillman’s Celebrity Pro BOWLer Tournament will be an exclusive evening of bowling, dining and celebration. Sponsorships for the bowling teams range from $4,000 to $10,000. Teams are made up of six people and one celebrity guest. Some of the guests from last year’s event included current and former Chicago Bears Gabe Carimi, Chris Conte, Matt Toeaina, Nick Roach, Major Wright, Craig Steltz, Tim Jennings, Anthony Adams, John Tait and Alex Brown; Rasheed Davis of the Detroit Lions; and former NFL players Reggie Smith and Marques Sullivan.

Kings Lanes, Lounge & Sports is an expansive bowling, billiards, dining and cocktail venue, located in MB Financial Park at Rosemont, a major new entertainment complex that is home to eight other restaurants and clubs.

“Kings Lanes, Lounge & Sports is committed to being an active and engaged member of the community,” said Frank Stryjewski, CEO of Kings Bowl of America.  “There is no better reason to celebrate and socialize than doing it for a great cause, and we are honored to be part of this event for another year.”

Charles Tillman’s Celebrity Pro BOWLer Tournament is sponsored by Kings Lanes, Lounge & Sports and Meijer.

About Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation
The mission of the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation is to provide opportunities and resources to children and their families who are in need.  Since 2005, Charles Tillman’s charitable efforts have impacted the lives of over one million Chicago-area children.  For more information, please visit www.charlestillman.org.
About Kings Bowl of America, LLC
 Kings Bowl first opened its doors in 2003 in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay. From the start, Kings has focused on rekindling the fun and escape of bowling by creating a memorable entertainment experience, emphasizing good food, cold beer, creative cocktails and great music.  Each Kings location features upscale, retro-inspired décor and executive-chef designed menus brought to life by “best-in-industry” service. With varied entertainment options, themed nights and state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, Kings sets itself apart as an unparalleled social scene for all occasions; be it a family outing, a date night hotspot, a corporate event or the best place in town to connect with friends. Whether one is looking to host an unforgettable party, share a superb meal or catch tonight’s big game, Kings is committed to insuring that when you leave, you’ll be planning to return soon and that you’ll have learned what we’ve known all along…At Kings, “Bowling Becomes You!”

HOURS OF OPERATION:  Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to midnight; Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Bowling is priced from $6-6.50.  Shoe rental is available.
Kings is located at 5505 Park Place, Rosemont, in MB Financial Park at Rosemont.  The venue is just east of I-294 at the O’Hare exit and two blocks south of I-90. 

It is also one block from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and 20 minutes from downtown Chicago, with attached covered parking for 8,500 vehicles. To reach Kings via phone, call 847-233-0099.  For more information, visit kingsrosemont.com.

About MB Financial Park at Rosemont
MB Financial Park at Rosemont is a new dining and entertainment district featuring 200,000 square feet of international cuisine, bars, live music and comedy, including Five Roses Pub, Kings Lanes, Lounge & Sports, Adobe Gila’s, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Zanies Comedy Night Club, Park Tavern, Hofbräuhaus Chicago and a greek restaurant. 
The venues are conveniently located near O’Hare Airport, easily accessible from the City of Chicago as well as suburbs to the north, east and west.  The address is 5501 Park Place, a new looping street situated west of River Road between Bryn Mawr and Balmoral Avenues.  A 20-minute drive from Chicago’s Loop, MB Financial Park at Rosemont is walking distance from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, the CTA Blue Line Rosemont station and the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont.  Ample, convenient parking is available with 8,500 attended parking spaces just steps from The MB Financial Park at Rosemont. 
About Meijer
 Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 197 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. As a pioneer of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive electronics departments, garden centers and apparel offerings. Additional information on Meijer and the ability to shop for more can be found at www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

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