Fever Bowling Tournament Nets $15,000 for Be YOUnique Fund

July 31, 2012

The Indiana Fever conducted its annual bowling tournament on July 25, with $15,000 raised to benefit the Be YOUnique Fund of the Pacers Foundation. Filling virtually every lane at Pinheads in Fishers, Fever players, coaches and staff joined forces with corporate partners, fans, media and local sports celebrities for an evening of social interaction, some heated bowling action and general fun with members of the Inferno and Freddy Fever.

When the final pins had fallen, the team representing WISH-TV was crowned as champion. Led by top bowlers Monica Law and Zach Downer, and with celebrity help from Fever star Erin Phillips and Pacers rookie Orlando Johnson, WISH-TV finished with a two-game total of 1,569.

The Rosemeyers, with a 1,427 two-game total, finished in second place behind a Game 2 individual score of 232 by Mike Rosemeyer, the best game of the tournament. Mike Thompson rolled the teamís best score in Game 1 (188), with Fever newcomer Karima Christmas tossing a 141 in Game 2.

Finishing in third place was the team representing The Hoosier Lottery. Top bowlers for The Hoosier Lottery Team included Sybil Kay and Larry Venable. Pacers star Lance Stephenson was the teamís celebrity bowler.

Staff teams from Pacers Sports & Entertainment were ineligible for bowling prizes, though notable accomplishments should be noted. The best team and individual performances of the entire night came from the staff team known as 3.1.2. Ė comprised mostly of representatives from the companyís IT and video departments. Pacers video coordinator Vance Catlin rolled an impressive 241 in Game 1. Information Technology associate director Brian Brown recorded a 201 in Game 2 as 3.1.2. scored a two-game total of 1,850.

So, who was the best bowler among Fever players and other sports celebrities? After filming a new segment of Bri-TV during most of Game 1, Briann January joined the team from Kroger and settled into a Game 2 score of 153 to register the high game among celebrity bowlers.