Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hornets bowling for kids

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 12:11 AM

"Is everybody bowling now?"

That's all the e-mail said when my editor sent me the press release about Hornets' forward Peja Stojakovic's charity bowling event.

Well, yes and no. While I've highlighted Julian Wright's bowling acumen and Chris Paul is a member of the United States Bowling Congress, Peja told me he's not much of a bowler. The event, taking place March 21st at the All Star Lanes in Kenner, is more of a continuation of Peja's charity work that he started in Sacremento. After talking with people here, Peja decided that bowling way to raise money for his children's foundation.

All proceeds will go toward Peja's "Courts for Kids" charity which refurbishes basketball courts in the New Orleans area. Tickets are on sale for $35 with $100 VIP tickets available. Lane sponsorships start at $1,500 for one lane and $2,500 for two and includes "bowling for four, one celebrity bowler, four bowling shirts, dinner and a special gift bag."

Hornets' players, the Honeybees dancers, "other local celebrities" and a live DJ will be in attendance. If you're interested in bowling for a good cause, or just seeing Peja's crazy bowling technique — which I've been assured is high comedy — call 504-208-2274 or visit Peja's Web site.

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