Owl Bowl to Benefit Hurricane Ike Charity

Owl Bowl to Benefit Hurricane Ike Charity

The Rice University Sport Management Program will be hosting the second annual Owl Bowl bowling tournament to benefit Somebody Cares on Saturday, April 18, at Palace Lanes in Bellaire, from 7-10 p.m.

Somebody Cares is currently involved in aiding victims of Hurricane Ike and has been recognized by the Houston Texans for their work in and around Houston. The money raised by the Owl Bowl will go toward helping rebuild houses in Galveston County.

The Owl Bowl is a group project presented by the Event Management Class as part of Rice University’s Sport Management Program. It is an open format tournament and will include prizes for the winning team and highest scoring individual. Additionally, every team will include a Houston-area athlete as an added member.

Besides bowling, the Owl Bowl will include catered food and a silent auction featuring Rice and sports memorabilia, as well as other goods and services.

There are three sponsorship levels available: Sponsors, Blue & Gray Sponsors, and Owl Sponsors.

“We are very excited to have Somebody Cares as our charity for this event,” said Rice sophomore Brandon Yelovich, one of the project managers for the class. “From the very beginning, we wanted to help with the Hurricane Ike relief effort, so we were elated when we got the opportunity to do just that."

Somebody Cares is an international charity network based in Houston that has been providing assistance to Houston’s homeless population since 1994. They raised over $200,000 for relief of the 2005 tsunami victims in Southeast Asia and later distributed $30 million to victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and evacuees in Houston.

Sport Management is an academic major at Rice University. Eighty undergraduate students are enrolled in the Sport Management Program, making it one of the largest majors on campus. Graduates of the program have gone on to careers in the sports industry, including positions with all of the professional sports teams in Houston.

For more information, visit http://sport.rice.edu, or to register, call 832-630-8414 or email RiceOwlBowl@gmail.com.

Click here to listen to Brandon Yelovich's radio interview with KTRH.


Owl Bowl 2009
Hosted by SMGT 366 & Palace Bowling Lanes
Among the participants, we will have special guest athletes.
List of confirmed athletes coming soon.


Bowling Tournament
Teams may be composed of four members. Each team will also have one athlete.
Each team costs $750


Palace Bowling Lanes
4191 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77025


Directions from Rice
Head south down Main Street for about a mile and turn right onto Holcombe Boulevard. Holcombe Boulevard becomes Bellaire Boulevard as you head west. Make a U-turn at West Point Street and Palace Bowling Lanes will now be on your right at 4191 Bellaire Boulevard.


The tournament will be held April 18th. Pre-tournament events will begin at 7PM and the tournament will soon follow.


Proceeds from Owl Bowl 2009 will go to Somebody Cares, an organization put together to help people affected by Hurricane Ike as well as victims of other weather catastrophes. 100% of the funds raised for Somebody Cares will go to the building materials and supplies that the work camp youth will need.

Contact Information

Rice Owl Bowl RiceOwlBowl@gmail.com 832.630.8414
Palace Bowling Lanes 713.667.6554
Somebody Cares 713.621.1498

Individual ($200):

- Will be paired with others to make a team

Team ($750):

- 4 people per team
- $50 extra for any person not on team who wishes to attend the event, but does not wish to bowl (must be purchased with a team)

Blue and Grey Sponsor ($1500):

- Benefits:

  • One team of four people
  • Name recognition and advertisement on event t-shirt
  • Option to buy advertisement at the event for $300 more

Owl Sponsorship ($2000):

- Benefits:

  • One team of four people
  • Option to buy more teams at a discounted price of $600 apiece
  • Name recognition and advertisement on event t-shirt
  • Advertisement at the event through lane signage
  • Autographed memorabilia from sport of choice (no individual player or coach requests due to NCAA compliance rules)

Event Donor:

- If company/person donates at least $300, they will receive advertisement at event through lane signage

All teams, sponsorships, and individual bowler packages include food, drink, t-shirt, bowling shoes, and two rounds of bowling.