Defending Champs Successful Again In Fever Bowling Tournament
Hosted by Pinheads in Fishers, the sold-out event contributed proceeds totaling more than $16,700. All proceeds from the sixth annual tournament are directed to the Be YOUnique Fund which:
Further information on the Be YOUnique Fund can be found on www.pacersfoundation.org.
A record number of bowlers competed in two games of action – complete with music, lights, dancing, prizes an appearance by the Inferno dance team – and of course the crazy, entertaining antics of Freddy Fever!
In the end, despite the record number of challengers and only a three-pin victory the 4Eric team comprised of Dona Jones, Don Jones, Mike Eby, Brandon Eby, took home the team championship. They were aided this year by Fever operations manager Ashley Floyd, managing a two-game score of 1,626 to squeeze past the team from Siwy Plastic Surgery (1,623) by the narrowest of margins.
The Siwy team was anchored by another Jones – Danny Jones – who bowled a tournament best two-game score of 409 (192/217). Teammates included longtime season ticket holder Barb Siwy, Bechy Tolthan, Judy Cummings and Fever guard Anna DeForge.
The third-place team was the Rockin’ Robins, led by season ticket holder Robin Davis. The team included Steve Berman, Shelley Fitzgerald, Rich Merrifield and Fever point guard Tully Bevilaqua. They bowled a two-game total of 1,384.
The Fever bowling tournament is never complete without honoring the lowest score of the tournament! This season’s low total came from the Fever Believers whose motto certainly reflected nothing to do with bowling prominence! Bolstered by the franchise’s director of business operations, Julie Graue and her husband, Geoff, and WISH-TV sports anchor Anthony Calhoun, the Believers rolled a 791. They were joined by Amanda David and Jeanie Goforth, and received assistance from Aimee Patras, the daughter of Pineheads owners Dan and Robin Patras.
While Danny Jones posted the high score overall, the high score among Fever players and celebrities was Sheri Sam’s two-game total of 264 (139/125). Fever players and coaches were scattered on lanes throughout the facility, and were joined by other notable celebs including Fever broadcasters Chris Denari and Jane Schott.
Calhoun was among a handful of media celebrities soaking in the fun. He was joined by fellow WISH-TV anchor Jeane Coakley and FOX-59 sports anchor Jessica Taff; Ed Wank and Dave O’Brien from the Hank FM morning team; and Kelly Vaughn, Scott Wheeler and Eric Garnes from B105.7.
The evening concluded with raffle prizes and a series of silent auction items. Some of the top silent auction items included:
Some of the most sought-after raffle items were: