Inaugural Bowling for Barrow Raises $70K

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Posted By on July 3, 2018

More than 150 attendees gathered to raise $70,000 at the inaugural Bowling for Barrow event to benefit the Barrow Neurological Institute’s concussion programs for brain injury survivors.

The event was hosted by Karen King Brooks earlier this month at Skylanes Bowling in Scottsdale and including bowling, hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Celebrity guests included former NFL players, a Phoenix Rising player and ASU Women’s basketball head coach Charli Turner Thorne.

Phoenix Suns Color Analyst and former player Tim Kempton served as the event emcee and the center’s director Dr. Javier Cárdenas and Dr. Glynnis Zieman spoke to guests about the impact of their support on those who have suffered concussions or other brain injuries.

Guests were also introduced to Darcy, a domestic violence and brain injury survivor who is well on her way to recovery after the treatment she received at Barrow.

Attendees also had the opportunity to win an electric guitar signed by Justin Timberlake, a private dinner catered by Chef Christopher Gross and The Wrigley Mansion team, a backyard barbecue with Mark McMillian, Tito’s and a Traeger grill and a staycation at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa during the live auction hosted by Letitia Frye.

The event was generously sponsored by Skylanes Boutique Bowling Club, Evening Entertainment Group, The King Approach and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

  • Katie Cobb and Tim Kempton
  • Dr. Javier Cárdenas, Dr. Glynnis Zieman, Ashley Bridwell and Letitia Frye
  • Mark McMillian, Nicole Rittenmeyer and Nick Gilmcher
  • Amber Sukkert, Patti Gentry and Ashley Sukkert
  • Alt AZ’s Mo and Dr. Javier Cárdenas
  • Derek Kennard, Jr. and Karen King Brooks
  • Lorenzo Alexander, Dr. Robert Bowser, Dr. Jeremy Shefner and Mark McMillian
  • Courtney Bennett with a Justin Timberlake autographed guitar
  • Former Arizona Cardinals player Kwame Lassiter
  • More than 150 guests went Bowling for Barrow!
  • Karen King Brooks, Andre Wadsworth, Courtney Bennett and Letitia Frye
Jamie Killin

About Jamie Killin

Jamie Killin is the web editor for Frontdoors Media. She also is a freelance journalist who has been published in Thrillist, Phoenix Magazine, So Scottsdale!, The Arizona Republic and more.
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