Rapids bowling for charity with musicians

Players to bowl against musicians Flobots, Devotcha, One Republic on Saturday

Colorado Rapids players will roll for charity in this Saturday’s Bowling Ball 3, a charity bowling tournament organized by Denver band Flobots to raise money for music empowerment programs for Colorado youth. The event, which runs from 6:00 p.m. to midnight this Saturday, October 8 at Lucky Strike Belmar, will feature a celebrity team of Rapids players Pablo Mastroeni, Kosuke Kimura, Marvell Wynne, Scott Palguta, Mike Holody, Quincy Amarikwa, Steven Emory, and Chris Sharpe.

The winners of the charity tournament will be hosted in a suite for the Colorado Rapids regular season home finale on October 14 against Real Salt Lake, and will be recognized on the field prior to the match with the Flobots and other celebrity participants from the bowling event. A Rapids team including Mastroeni and Holody placed second during the inaugural event in 2009.

The Rapids players will attend the VIP-Pre Party on October 7 with sponsors and other celebrity guests, which include Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and other Denver-based bands OneRepublic and DeVotchKa, to meet the people on the front lines of Flobots.org, including the founders and members of the Flobots.

The tournament’s charity is Flobots.org, which works in collaboration with many local Denver organizations to provide hands-on learning experiences to students of middle, high school, and university students throughout Denver, allowing them to examine cultural identities, share stories, and improve literacy skills.

For more information on the Bowling Ball 3, or to participate either as a bowler or a sponsor, please visit www.flobots.org.

ABOUT FLOBOTS.ORG

Founded in 2007, Flobots.org connects underserved youth across Metro Denver with music and empowerment education. Led by a network of professional musicians, artists and educators, Flobots.org programs harness the power of music and those who love it.

Our partners include Denver Public Schools, the Mayor's Office of Education and Children, Denver Children's Home and a network of residential treatment centers for youth. For more information, visit www.flobots.org.