Bowling News USA - October 2, 2013 Ballards Continue to Squash 'Big C'
Together they form one of the most famous couples on the bowling lanes. But for Del Ballard and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard that pales to what they are doing off them.
The Keller, Texas, twosome joined forces with family, friends and the North Texas business community Sept. 14 for a highly-successful second edition of their Ballards vs. The Big "C" charity event at AMF Euless.
The goal was to top last year's contributions of more than $30,000 to fight a disease that directly affected Ballard and has affected several others in the local bowling community.
Thanks to participation by nearly 200 people on 48 teams, 10 more teams than last year, the event was a success as it raised more than $45,000. Proceeds will benefit the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center and Cancer Care Services which conducts cancer research and provides nutritional supplements.
Both facilities were instrumental in helping Ballard when he was battling throat cancer three years ago.
The event featured both silent and live auctions on items both bowling and non-bowling related including those donated by Dallas-Fort Worth area professional sports teams. Local television personality Ron Corning, and Bowling News publisher Tony Franklin manned the microphone.
Among those competing were Professional Bowling Association star Wes Malott, plus Team USA members Shannon O'Keefe, Stefanie Nation and Tennelle Milligan.
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