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Bowling News USA - August 12, 2014 Treasure Island Resort & Casino Bowl Down Cancer Charity Bowling Match Raises Hundreds of Thousands of Pennies

Pete Weber has wanted to hold a fundraiser by having people pledge pennies for the number of pins he can knock down. Now for the first time at Treasure Island Resort & Casino’s Island Xtreme Bowl, Pete’s wish came true.

Pete challenged three local celebrities to "Beat The Pro" to raise funds for the Minnesota State Bowling Association’s Cancer Fund.  Pete’s pin total over the course of three separate one-game matches were used to determine how many pennies we raise for the fight against cancer.

As broadcasted on Xtra Frame, the PBA Tour "Official Video Service", Pete Weber and KARE-TV 11 sports director Eric Perkins (pictured right) took part in the Treasure Island Resort & Casino Bowl Down Cancer charity event that raised more than $8,000 or in this case - 800,000 pennies.

Donations were raised through pledges-per-pin during the challenge two-game match between Weber and Perkins with matching donations by Treasure Island Resort & Casino and bowling shirt and ball donated by Weber for auction, during the event.  The event also included one lucky fan, youth bowler Zach Medin (pictured left w/Weber), getting the opportunity to compete against Weber in a one-game match - let the headline read "Medin Defeats Weber to Defeat Cancer".

 
 
About Minnesota State Bowling Association's Cancer Fund
The Minnesota State Bowling Association’s Cancer Fund is used by different bowling associations throughout the state to help local bowlers with financial struggles during their personal battles with cancer. One hundred percent of the money raised will go directly to cancer patients and their families.
 
 

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