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  • Charles Tillman at the 2013 Charles Tillman Pro BOWLer Tournament.

      Charles Tillman at the 2013 Charles Tillman Pro BOWLer Tournament.
    Courtesy of Carol Fox and Associates

 
Submitted by Alex Jakubiak/Nick Harkin, Carol Fox and Associates

Kings Lanes, Lounge & Sports will once again become a hub for sports celebrities and fans 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 bowling, 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.

"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."

Charles Tillman's Celebrity Pro BOWLer individual tickets for spectators are available for $25 and include entry to the event and samplings of Kings' menu, among 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."

The Charles Tillman Celebrity PRO BOWLer Tournament is for adults ages 21 and older. For information, visit www.charlestillman.org.

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 Chicago 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 information, visit www.charlestillman.org.

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