Red Sox pitcher Manny Delcarmen loves to bowl – and later this month, he’ll be helping local schools while doing so.
The Hyde Park, Mass. native will host his annual "Bowlin’ Strikes for Schools" event Monday, June 28 at Jillian’s Boston to raise money for Boston Public Schools.
Delcarmen, a product of the Boston Public Schools system and an avid bowler, has raised over $70,000 with this event since 2005.
"I’m excited to again be hosting a charity event that combines my passion for bowling with my desire to assist the Boston Public Schools," said Delcarmen. "There has been a lot written over the past year about the needs of the Boston Public Schools for funding for its athletic programs, and I’m pleased to be able to bring together my friends and Red Sox fans to do our part to help out."
The event kicks off at 6 p.m., featuring food, prizes and special guest appearances. Two lucky fans will have the chance to make a 7-10 split to win a $50,000 prize, with the same amount donated to the Boston Public Schools in their name.
On-air personalities from WAAF and NESN will be in attendance as well as several of Delcarmen’s Red Sox teammates, including John Lackey, Adrian Beltre, Clay Bucholz, Jason Varitek, and Marco Scutaro among others.
Funds raised from Delcarmen’s previous events have helped launch Boston Public School’s "Softball Splash" — a clinic for girls on June 12-13 at Madison Park High School in Roxbury.