Charles Tillman Pro Bowler Charity Event raised more than $160,000 for the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation

Chicago Bear Charles Tillman Partnered with Kings Lanes, Lounge, & Sports for Event Benefitting Children in Need
 

CHICAGO, IL—On June 5, Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman partnered with  Kings Lanes, Lounge & Sports for the second Charles Tillman Celebrity Pro BOWLer Tournament. The event was a huge success, raising $160,000 for the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation. Through the Pro BOWLer tournament as well as another partnership with Kings, in which a portion of bowling shoe rentals was donated to the Foundation, about $320,000 has been raised in the past year for the Foundation.
 
The fundraiser combined bowling, dining, and celebrities for an unforgettable evening. Meijer, Miller Coors, LiveActive Foundation, Sierra Realty, Crowe Horwath, Geneca, Greyfield Legacies, Karl Knauz, Choose Chicago, Hilco Merchant Resources, The Greenbrier Companies, The Custom Companies, EMC, the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and the Village of Rosemont sponsored teams composed of six people and a celebrity guest. The Greyfield Legacies team, led by Major Wright won the tournament.
 
Celebrity guests in attendance included current and former Chicago Bears Charles Tillman, Matt Forte,  Major Wright, Tim Jennings, Shea McClellin, Craig Steltz, Alex Brown, Patrick Mannelly, Johny Knox, Adrian Peterson, Rashied Davis and Chris Harris; former professional basketball players Antoine Walker, Kenny Battle and Jitim Young; and retired professional football players Jarrett Payton, Anthony Parker, Marques Sullivan, Anthony Adams, Bryce Fisher, James Loving, Ray McElroy and Jason McKie.
 
In addition to the bowling tournament, the event included a live auction of two Chicago Bears jerseys signed by Charles Tillman, which were auctioned for more than $2,000. The proceeds from the auction of the jerseys supported victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Kings, a Boston based company, had one employee seriously injured and another killed in the tragic incident. All of the players and guests enjoyed a sampling of Kings’ event menu including their signature Sesame Ginger Chicken Wings and Shitake Mushroom spring rolls.
 
The bowling tournament benefited Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation.  Established in 2005, the 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 Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation.  All of the money raised from the Pro BOWLer event will be used to continue to care for these children. 
 
Located in Rosemont, Kings Lanes, Lounge, & Sports has established itself as a premier venue for entertainment, delicious food and cocktails, and, of course, bowling. Kings is located in MB Financial Park, which is home to eight new restaurants and clubs.
 
The Charles Tillman Pro BOWLer event was sponsored by Kings Lanes, Lounge, & Sports, Meijer and Miller Lite.
 
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:  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. 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 200,000 square-foot entertainment and dining complex that will house eight venues offering upscale international cuisine, live music and comedy, state-of-the-art film, bowling and more. Conveniently located near O’Hare International Airport, MB Financial Park at Rosemont is easily accessible from Chicago as well as the suburbs. 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 Rosemont Theatre. Convenient parking is available.
 
 
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.