Keeper of The Game
“The mission of Keeper of The Game is to provide kids and young adults with special needs and disabilities unique baseball experiences that foster the growth of those individuals and their love of baseball. Keeper of The Game promotes programs that allow these athletes to play, watch and experience baseball at a very personal level. This is all done with a focus on advancing servant leadership.”
Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis, other MLB players scheduled to appear
FRISCO, Texas – The Keeper of The Game Foundation and Diamond Dreams are teaming together for a star-studded charity bowling event on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 6-9 p.m. at Strikz Entertainment.
Among the special guests scheduled to appear are Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, pitcher Logan Verrett and Hitting Coach Scott Coolbaugh; Texas Rangers Hall of Famer Michael Young, pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez and prospect Reed Garrett; Cleveland Indians closer Cody Allen; Kansas City Royals outfielder/third baseman Hunter Dozier; Milwaukee Brewers third-round draft pick Nash Walters; MLB veteran Craig Gentry; Frisco RoughRiders Manager Joe Mikulik; former MLB player Chris Michalak; former MLB coach Jackie Moore; and Detroit Lions long snapper Jimmy Landes.
The emcee for the evening will be John Clemens of the RoughRiders.
The event will take place in Strikz’ private Rose Room and be limited to 12 lanes. Each lane can accommodate up to four bowlers and two additional guests (six total). Celebrity bowlers will be rotating between lanes. Food, drinks, shoe rentals and gift bags are included. Lanes are available to be purchased for $900. To secure a lane, click HERE.
Money raised will go directly toward the Mike Coolbaugh Scholarship fund, and Keeper of The Game’s local and national programming.
“Two organizations with great purpose and passion for the community will come together for a fun evening to help raise support and awareness in memory of Mike Coolbaugh, while working hard to raise money for kids and young adults with special needs and disabilities in and around baseball,” Keeper of The Game Founder and Diamond Dreams Board Member James Vilade said.
Added Scott Coolbaugh: “It was 10 years ago that we started Diamond Dreams to honor and recognize the life of my brother, Mike, who served baseball and the community with all his heart. We are thankful for the MLB players and coaches, and everyone behind the scenes that make the Diamond Dreams and Keeper of The Game organizations go. It is important to us to always remember the community and to embrace the mission to serve others.”
In addition to the bowling festivities, raffle tickets and silent auctions for MLB autographs and memorabilia will be available.
For questions about the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Strikz Entertainment is located at 8789 Lebanon Road in Frisco, Texas.
To find out more information about Keeper of The Game, click here. To learn more about Diamond Dreams, click here.
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KEEPER OF THE GAME SPOTLIGHT:
Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith
Keeper of The Game Founder James Vilade introduced Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith to our foundation before Oklahoma State’s opening game at the NCAA Men’s College World Series in Omaha, Neb., on June 18. To see more pictures of current and former Major League Baseball players wearing KoTG gear, click here.
BE A KEEPER OF THE GAME
Donating online is a simple way to help provide unique baseball experiences for kids and young adults with special needs and disabilities. If desired, you may choose specific programming for your funds to be used for. We are a 501(c)3 designated non-profit organization. To make a donation to Keeper of The Game, click here.
Keeper of The Game would like to sincerely thank Rock & Brews in The Colony (Texas) for hosting our foundation for its soft-opening charity night on March 11, 2016. The event completely sold out. A huge thank you also goes to all our supporters for helping make this one of our biggest fundraisers. To see a photo gallery of the event, click here.
Keeper of The Game was thrilled to partner with the College Sports Information Directors of America for their #CoSIDA16 community service event with The Miracle League of Frisco on June 14, 2016 in Frisco. To see a photo gallery, click here. To see a video, click here.
Keeper of The Game is a proud supporter of The Miracle League of Frisco. Recently, Keeper of The Game purchased three new wheelchairs for The Miracle League of Frisco. To learn more, click here.
Keeper of The Game is a proud supporter of The Miracle League of DFW. Each year Keeper of The Game assists The Miracle League of DFW by providing specialty baseballs and equipment to athletes. To learn more, click here.