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Event to Raise Funds for Children and Their Families Through the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation

Celebrity Bowlers include Chicago Bears Chris Conte and Tim Jennings

ROSEMONT, IL—Kings Lanes, Lounge & Sports will once again become a hub for sports celebrities and fans on Thursday, June 12 when Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman and other leading figures from professional football, basketball and other sports convene at the Rosemont hot spot for a night of great bowling, delicious food and festivities to support a great cause.

First held in 2012, the Charles Tillman Celebrity Pro BOWLer Tournament has already attracted hundreds and raised more than $320,000 in support of the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, which provides opportunities and resources to underprivileged children and their families.  As in past years, Tillman has recruited his friends, teammates and colleagues for an evening of bowling with lane sponsors to benefit children in the Chicago area and beyond. In addition to Tillman, celebrity participants include Chicago Bears Ka’Deem Carey (25), Chris Conte (47), James Dunbar (52), Isiah Frey (31), Kyle Fuller (23), Kelvin Hayden (24), Lamarr Houston (99), Tim Jennings (26), Shea McClellin (50), Sherrick McManis (27), Craig Steltz (20) and C.J. Wilson (25).

“Our partnership with Kings is one of the things that makes the Tillman Cornerstone Foundation so strong,” said Tillman. “Those of us in the public eye are given tremendous opportunities to make a difference to the larger community.  The event is fun for everyone involved and it’s great to have people coming together to benefit such special children.”

The Charles Tillman’s Celebrity Pro BOWLer Tournament lane sponsorships for teams (which include six people and one celebrity guest) range from $4,000 to $10,000. Individual tickets for spectators are also available for $25 and include entry to the event and samplings of Kings’ renowned made-from-scratch menu amongst other surprises. Past celebrity guests have included Matt Forte, Major Wright, Patrick Mannelly, Jermon Bushrod and Johnny Knox, among others.

“Kings Lanes, Lounge & Sports is grateful for the opportunity to work with Charles for the third consecutive year to help such a great cause,” said Frank Stryjewski, CEO of Kings Bowl of America.  “Not only is Charles a role model on the football field, he has a strong commitment to serving young people.  This event is a truly the highlight of the year for us, and we look forward to welcoming Charles, his teammates and friends back to Kings in June.”

The Charles Tillman Celebrity PRO BOWLer Tournament is for ages 21 and over. For more information or to sponsor a team and purchase single tickets visit www.charlestillman.org.

About Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation
Established in 2005, The Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation works to improve the lives of critically and chronically ill children. So far, more than one million children in the Chicagoland area have benefited from the foundation.  All of the money raised from the Charles Tillman Celebrity Pro BOWLer event will be used to continue to care for these 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 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, 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 the big game, Kings is committed to insuring that when you leave, you’ll be planning to return soon.

HOURS OF OPERATION:  Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m., Tuesday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. -12:00 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. Parking is free with validation. To reach Kings via phone, call 847-233-0099.  For more information, visit kingsrosemont.com.

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