CLEVELAND, OH- Cleveland Indians Manager Manny Acta, his ImpACTA Kids Foundation, and Cleveland Indians Charities are excited to announce the 2nd Annual “Manny Acta’s Celebrity Bowling Fundraiser,” to be held from 5-9pm on Thursday, August 23rd at the Corner Alley on East 4th Street in Downtown Cleveland.
Fans who purchase tickets will have the unique opportunity to interact and bowl with Cleveland Celebrities as well as get autographs and take pictures with them. Proceeds will be used to provide opportunities to needy children in Cleveland and the Dominican Republic. Last year, fans enjoyed the event with Cleveland Band Flipside and celebrities such as Chris Perez, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jason Kipnis, Justin Masterson, Ubaldo Jimenez, Carlos Santana, and Sandy Alomar Jr. This year, Manny has invited the Entire Cleveland Indians Team as well as several New York Yankees players such as Robinson Cano and Nick Swisher. Flipside will play a free concert on East 4th Street as well.
“We’re very happy to be able to have our second event. I hope we’re able to get support because it goes to a very good cause. Our players have been very supportive of it, and they’re going to be supportive of it again,” Acta said. “We’re going to have some fun. It’s a way for us to pay back our fans.”
Individual tickets can be purchased for $125.00, giving fans access to the celebrity bowling area, photograph and signing opportunities, the chance to win Bowl-with-Celebrity tickets, access to auction and raffle, fan giveaways, and dinner and two drink tickets.
Group VIP Sponsorship & Bowl with Celebrities offers a package of five tickets with exclusive access to the player VIP area for $5,000.00 ($1,000 per person). Fans purchasing this package also receive a special red carpet photograph with a celebrity, five free raffle tickets, dinner and open bar, a VIP gift bag, and complimentary VIP parking.
All proceeds will benefit Cleveland Indians Charities, ImpACTA Kids Foundation (see photos above), and Mission Possible.
Acta said he encourages fans to support those in need in the Cleveland area and in the Dominican Republic.
“Support the event, not only because it’s a great cause, but also because it’s an opportunity to see our players up-close and be able to chat with some of them and take pictures,” he said. “Also, because helping needy kids is very important in our lives. Baseball is our job, our passion, but it’s not everything we’re all about. Helping kids is a big part of our lives.”
-Megan Golden, TribeVibe contributor