HOUSTON — The Rice Sport Management Department has begun planning the third annual Rice Owl Bowl, with all proceeds benefiting the Foundation Fighting Blindness. In what is fast becoming one of the department’s proudest traditions, a group of Sport Management students will be planning and hosting the event, slated to be held April 25 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Palace Lanes.
In addition to bowling for three hours, those participating will be provided with both food and additional entertainment, as well as the chance to mingle with nearly two dozen Houston-area athletes.
The event will be open to those who purchase any of the 44 available lanes. This can be achieved through five different forms of sponsorship:
Owl Sponsor, in which, for $1,500 for one four-person team, your company will receive it logo on the event T-shirt, signage at bowling lanes, autographed memorabilia for your Rice sport of choice, and the option to purchase additional discounted teams;
Blue & Grey Sponsor, in which, for $1,000 for one four-person team, your company will receive its logo on the event T-shirt as well as the option to purchase additional signage and partake in the festivities;
Team, in which, for $750, you and your four-person team will be able to bowl for three hours and partake in the festivities;
Individual, in which, for $200 you will be able to bowl for three hours and partake in the festivities.
The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) was founded in 1971 by Gordon Gund, the former majority owner of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers and NHL’s San Jose Sharks. Since its inception, the FFB has raised more than $370 million for research and aid for the 10 million American who suffer vision loss from degenerative diseases. The FFB is currently funding 151 grants in 80 institutions.
Palace Lanes is located at 4191 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77025.
If you are interested in purchasing lanes or sponsoring lanes, or would like additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that you must write “2010” in the subject line. Additionally, you may call Laurie McNamara at 214-673-5017.