Cross-training #182

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel noted that Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder was the host of the team’s bowl-a-thon last night at the Pinstrikes Bowling Center at IPic Entertainment at the Bayshore Town Center in Glendale, WI. Proceeds from the event went toward building a library for the Young Leaders Academy at the Northside YMCA.

Cross-training #181

Had to get this in…

A Native American-focused website noted that the Boston Bruins had part of the celebration of the franchise’s first Stanley Cup championship in nearly 40 years at the High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge at Foxwoods Resort & Casino (owned in part by the Mashantucket Pequot tribe). Part of the celebration was the consumption of a $100K bottle of Ace of Spades “Midas” champagne, the empty bottle of which the players autographed and is now on display inside the bowling lounge.

Cross-training #177

This is what passes for an OTA in an NFL affected by a lockout…

The Palm Beach Post notes that Cam Newton, the #1 draft pick of the Carolina Panthers, is slated to participate in future teammate David Clowney’s celebrity weekend, which will end with a celebrity bowling tournament on June 5 at the Strikes at Boca center in Boca Raton, FL.

Cross-training #175

The Canadian Press noted that New York Knicks center Ronny Turiaf, along with Maurice Evans and Etan Thomas of the Atlanta Hawks, participated in former Knicks star John Starks’ celebrity bowling tournament on Tuesday, the proceeds of which will be used to fund academic grants to disadvantaged students in the tri-state area and Starks’ hometown of Tulsa, OK.

Cross-training #169

A Business Wire press release notes that Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce will hold his annual “The Truth Strikes Again” celebrity bowling event at the new High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Lounge at Foxwoods Resort and Casino. Pierce will be joined by several current and former teammates, as well as a few Patriots players, including receiver Wes Welker. The event benefits Pierce’s Truth On Health Campaign.

Cross-training #168

Terrell Owens has made a commitment to help 81 needy families (matching his jersey number) during the holidays in each city he plays in, and he brought this tradition to Cincinnati Monday with his “81 Cares Bowl” event benefiting the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, as noted by ESPN. His Bengals “partner-in-crime,” Chad Ochocinco, was a participant, as well as many of Owens’ other teammates.

Cross-training #164

A Chicago sports blog notes that fans of the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks will have the opportunity to bowl with defenseman Brent Seabrook and some of his teammates when he hosts his third annual Celebrity ICE Bowl Sunday at the 10pin Bowling Lounge on N. State St. The event benefits the Inner City Education (ICE) Program, which provides educational opportunities for low-income youth hockey players.