Several Green Bay Packers Friday traded in their cleats for fashionable bowling shoes as they took to Riviera Lanes to bowl for fun and raise money for The Angel Fund for Children with Cancer, Inc. during the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon.
The Angel Fund is dedicated to giving financial and social support to families residing in Brown County whose children are receiving treatment for cancer or bone marrow failure.
The event, which featured Bennett, a former Packers running back and now the team's running backs coach, along with other current Packers players, coaches and staff, raised $32,000 for The Angel Fund. It is the second such event for Bennett, who hosted a similar outing in 2003.
Bennett and the Packers thank Kraft Foods and Quality Inspection Center, the major sponsors of the event. Brunswick celebrity bowling balls were donated by Bobs' Business and the Brunswick Corporation, while JanSport provided the embroidery for all the participants' and volunteers' shirts.
"We've had such a great response from all of our sponsors, all the volunteers, the players, coaches and Packers staff members," Bennett said. "It's just a great feeling to be able to help a great foundation like The Angel Fund raise money for such an important cause. We're all out here just having fun and it makes it that much more memorable that we are able to impact people's lives."