Super Bowl XLII celebrity golf and bowling events

PHOENIX -- Two major events will be conducted during Super Bowl XLII Week by NFL Charities to benefit its Youth Education Town initiative in Arizona.

The third annual Super Bowl NFL Charities Celebrity Bowling Classic will be held on Thursday night, January 31st at the AMF Christown Lanes followed on Saturday, February 2nd by the 23rd annual Super Bowl NFL Charities Celebrity Golf Classic at the famous Wigwam Golf Resort.

As its legacy to every Super Bowl host city, the NFL establishes a Youth Education Town - a center for at-risk youth -- offering counseling, educational mentoring and recreational programs. Proceeds from these events will support the YET Center in Phoenix established by the league after Super Bowl XXX . A second YET Center will be the product of Super Bowl XLII

Both events will include former and current NFL players - including members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame - heading up teams of amateur bowlers and golfers.

The bowling classic--sponsored by the Strike Ten-- will have teams of five amateurs bowling three games, each with a different celebrity. The entry fee is a $500 donation to NFL Charities. In the golf classic, a celebrity captain will be assigned to each fivesome of amateur golfers at The Wigwam. The entry fee for this event is a $1500 donation to NFL Charities

Prizes will be awarded to members of the top three finishing teams in the bowling classic and to the top three finishing teams on each of the three golf courses. Bowlers will receive a commemorative Super Bowl XLII bowling ball and pin. Golfers will receive a commemorative photo plaque. Those participating in both events will also receive a gift bag of official Super Bowl XLII apparel from Reebok.

For further information contact Nick Nicolosi, tournament director, at (201) 489-0049 or email:

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