More than $11,000 has been raised so far from this year’s fourth annual “Celebrity Bowl” at Waveland Bowl, sponsored by Friends of the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame May 9. Pledges are still coming in for the event, coordinated by Dick Uyvari.
Alderman James Cappleman, Jonathan Pizer representing U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, Gary Chichester and Mary Morten were among the bowlers.
Friends of The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit which annually holds an Induction ceremony for its honorees. Chicago is the only known municipality that so honors its LGBTQ residents. It not only pays tribute to deserving individuals and organizations, but also documents the LGBTQ communities’ heritage and diversity through its annual publication, and its website, WWW.GLHALLOFFAME.ORG.
Photos courtesy of Vince Pagen and Tracy Baim/Windy City Times, read article at: Hall of Fame bowling benefit raises more than $11,000 – Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive – Windy City Times
The 2012 Celebrity Bowl was held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Waveland Bowl located at 3400 N. Western Avenue, Chicago. Bowlers came ready to bowl starting at 10AM. Each had their pledge sheets completed and turned in. In the end the event raised over $10,000 to help toward expenses for the 2012 induction Ceremony. Thanks to Dick Uyvari for organizing and making the first annual Celebrity Bowl a success.
Photos below courtesy of Israel Wright