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Celebrity Bowling Event Set for March 5 at Kings Bowl in Rosemont

Rosemont, IL – The Jarrett Payton Foundation is set to host its first ever “Strike Against Bullying Celebrity Bowling Event” Thursday March 5, 2015 at Kings Bowl, located at 5505 Park Place in Rosemont. This event is expected to grow into an annual gathering where celebrities and the general public come together for a night of great bowling, delicious food and festivities to support a great cause. Proceeds from the event will help fund Jarrett Payton Foundation programs, which include Project: No Bull and the Jarrett Payton Leadership Academy.

The Jarrett Payton Foundation’s mission is to positively impact the lives of children and adolescents by creating and providing programs that develop leadership skills and enrich their lives. In support of this mission, Jarrett travels to schools around Chicagoland to spread his anti-bullying message and the Foundation puts on numerous events a year to support this cause.

Jarrett will be joined by celebrity guests George McCaskey, Charles “Peanut” Tillman, Jerry Azumah, Rashied Davis, Peggy Kusinski, Ryan Baker, Dionne Miller, John Garcia, David Haugh, David Kaplan, Jim Cornelison, Israel Idonije and Chris Boden, to name a few. In addition to ticket sales and donations, this event is made possible by the generous support of sponsors. Current sponsor commitments include: Associated Agencies, Isi Midwest, LG-PR, Metlife, Millenia Metals, PowerForward DuPage, Tat Cave, Serafin & Associates, Inc, and Sprovieri’s. Limited sponsorships, which include a lane of six bowlers, are still available for this event. Those interested in a sponsorship can learn more on the event page at http://jarrettpayton.org/events.

“Helping people is my passion and I am beyond grateful that my foundation gives me the opportunity to help kids that were bullied just like I was,” said Payton. “This cause means a lot to me and I hope that we can gather a lot of people to come out in support of something so important for children today.”

Ticket prices are $50 for General Admission and $100 for VIP. VIP tickets include VIP Reception with Meet and Greet and food. Both General Admission and VIP tickets include: two drink tickets, pizza, upper viewing deck to watch the bowling, and access to celebrity bowlers. Registration for the “Strike Against Bullying Celebrity Bowling Event” is open to the public and can be completed at http://jarrettpayton.org/event/strike-against-bullying/.
About The Jarrett Payton Foundation

The Jarrett Payton Foundation is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to positively impact the lives of children and adolescents by creating and providing programs that develop leadership skills and enrich their lives. The two main programs of The Jarrett Payton Foundation, Project No Bull and The Jarrett Payton Leadership Academy, are dedicated to spreading the sentiment Jarrett’s father repeated to him time and time again: “We are all more similar than we are all different.” For more information, visit http://www.JarrettPayton.org.

About Kings Bowl of America, LLC

Kings Bowl first opened its doors in 2002 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. 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 to Kings, “The Classy Bowling Joint”! For more information, visit http://www.kingsbowlamerica.com.

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