Jimmy Rollins Annual BaseBowl Tournament – Phillies Nation

Jimmy Rollins Annual BaseBowl Tournament

Jimmy Rollins BaseBowl Tournament

Jimmy Rollins will be hosting his 4th annual celebrity bowling tournament featuring your favorite World Champion Phillies, sports personalities and entertainers, teamed with bowling foursomes to benefit the Pennsylvania Arthritis Foundation. Most tickets are sold by the foursome for $5,000 but the foundation is offering individual spots exclusively to Phillies Nation readers.  The $1,000 ticket includes and a bowling spot for one individual plus:

  • Play with a team of four bowlers paired with a celebrity friend of Jimmy Rollins
  • One Spectator pass to bring a friend along
  • Full buffet and beverages available to bowler and guest
  • Gift bag for each bowler which includes Jimmy Rollins customized bowling jersey
  • Jimmy Rollins autographed commemorative item for each participant
  • Team photo with Jimmy Rollins for each team member

BaseBowlThe bowling competition, awards ceremony and auction will be held on on July 23, 2009 Monday, August 17, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Lucky Strike Bowling Alley in Center City Philadelphia (view map).

The Jimmy Rollins BaseBowl Event provides an entertaining event to raise funds and awareness for the Eastern Pennsylvania Arthritis Foundation and the Rollins Family Foundation.

For information on reserving your spot, please send us an email soon, tickets are almost sold out.

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  1. Phil

    April 16, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    I wish I was rich and could go to this.

  2. Don M

    April 16, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    $1,000 … so the same people that can sit in Diamond Club seats, can now afford to be even closer to the players.. while the rest of us, the REAL FANS, watch on TV

    Put togeter a $25 or $50 thing.. food and beers.. whatever player wants to show up gets the money for whatever charity he wants.. Tickets must be purchased through Phillies Nation.

    I wouldn’t mind having some beers with Coste or Werth or some of the regular guys on the team..

  3. Bruce

    April 16, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    You’re right Don. I guess the “Diamond Club” fans have not been impacted by the severe recession with a nationwide unemployment that have risen to levels not seen since the “great depression” of the thirties.

  4. JohnKruksLoveChild

    April 16, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    During spring training they had a Moyer Foundation event that was only like $100 bucks and you got to hang out with the players, ya ? They also have auctions and such during the year that get you an opportunity to be close the the players without breaking your wallet.

    For $50 bucks, everyone in the city would go and it would sell out in seconds. Considering how small a bowling alley is, they clearly want to bring in more per person for the event. Don’t see how you can fault them for that.

  5. Don M

    April 16, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    $100 or $200 is reasonable.. I’m not faulting them, im just doubting that a lot of Phillies Nation readers have an extra $1,000 to bowl with “a celebrity friend of Jimmy Rollins” …which from the picture above could have been So Taguchi, Riley Cote, or Milt Thompson

  6. Chuck P

    April 16, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    That’s pretty cool… and $1,000 is not terrible. I mean, if money is the issue, Jimmy Rollins autographed jerseys go for $500 online… so if you can get him and a couple of other players/celebrities to sign a jersey, you have EASILY made your money back AND you have just spent a night bowling with/against those guys.

  7. Bruce

    April 16, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Sorry, even at $100 or $50, it’s unaffordable for families who need every penny to make ends meet in these troubled times. Haven’t you noticed in your own backyard how businesses are hurting (and many closed) and laying off good workers?

  8. Rob Cowie

    April 16, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    It’s a charity event. Complaining about how much folks may ask for a contribution is quite ridiculous. Phillies Nation reaches across a broad range of fans. While you may feel this event for a great cause isn’t inclusive to you, it may not be to other people who may be interested in helping out the EPAF and The Rollins Foundation with a donation.

    Plus, if it’s that big of a deal you won’t be there, we will. So, you can catch the recap here when that becomes available.

  9. Matt S

    April 16, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    they show probably just let people go for free, eh bruce? I mean its only a charity

  10. Chuck P

    April 16, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    The tragedy is that people like you have stopped giving $5 per pay to help fund charities in need because of what you feel might happen. People feel like they need to put their interests first… if you’re giving to charity, you shouldn’t be worried about getting something back. I’m an optimist… I don’t choose to participate in the recession. Worrying makes it worse and whining isn’t going to solve the problem. If you think that you could lose your job, don’t sit on your hands; go out and do something about it. I feel for the nonprofits. Charities are affected more than most businesses. Nonprofits, by and large, can’t afford to cut staff or cut costs because they’re already running on fumes. State aid has been slashed and Private Foudations/Trusts are closing their checkbooks because their investments have lost money and they fear that their multi-million trust funds will run out.

  11. Don M

    April 16, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    I knew that any negative comment would set of a spark.. but that wasn’t my plan..

    I’m thinking that if you guys have connections.. maybe see if a player would want to participate in a charity event.. $100 a person (like Moyer’s), and limit the number of people to 200 or so.. $20,000 sure would look good for a player looking for money for their charity..

    Just a thought.. Im sure the “average” fan doesn’t have much extra money to spend just to meet the players (we already drop lots of money of tickets, shirts, hats, etc.. ) …

    Maybe the same way you guys organize a tailgate in Spring Training… try to plan something down there that a few players might go to.. Very similar to Jamie Moyer’s bbq, just an idea..

  12. Bruce

    April 16, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    If it was a charity to provide funds for communities (including churches, etc.) and their effort to help the unfortunate (shelter, food, job placement, etc), do you think these multi-millionaire “celebrities” might take a different view on what they think is a reasonably priced ticket to the event?

  13. Griffin

    April 16, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Is that ex-Met John Franco immediately to Rollins’ left or am I just crazy?

  14. Brian Michael

    April 16, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Different charities cater to different audiences, so don’t hate.

    June 11, we’ll be involved with a charity event at McFadden’s and tour of the ballpark, $25-$35 per person. More details coming soon.

  15. Jordan Landau

    April 24, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    I was wondering, now that the Rain Game of Monday April 20th was pushed to the evening of July 23rd if that will mess this whole thing up? any word on that?


  16. Hank C

    April 30, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I attended Jimmy’s charity event last year and just about every Philly player was there to support including; Howard, Utley, Victorino, Hamels, Werth, Romero, etc. In the foundations defense, during economic hard times charities are the first to be hit and their funding literally disappears. Last year Jimmy raised close to 170k to send lower income children, from the PA area, who are suffering from severe cases of Arthritis to a special camp for support. If he sold the limited amount of tickets available for $100. per ticket, they would loose money. Why should anyone criticize him for doing such great work during such hard times?


    July 2, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Does he sign autographs at this? I don’t mind paying $1000 for this and glad it goes to charity just curious if he would sign autographs here? If he doesn’t won’t change my decision.

  18. jim

    August 17, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    The Arthritis Foundation, sold tickets for around $300.00 and the proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation, your in the same place, just not standing next to Jimmy

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