Bennie Blades, a member of the College Football and University of Miami Halls of Fame, will serve as host of the UMSHoF's Eighth Annual Celebrity Bowling Tournament sponsored by Canes Wear, on Monday, February 25, from 6-9 p.m., at Splitsville in the Shops at Sunset Place in South Miami.
"I'm looking forward to hosting the upcoming UMSHoF Bowling tournament this year," said Blades, who, along with his 1987 defensive secondary teammates led Miami to their second National Championship. "It's always a good thing to get together with Canes fans to support the Hall of Fame and the charities they contribute to."
"As we prepare for the 8th year of our annual celebrity bowling tournament, we're excited to be partnering this year with both the Heidi Hewes Chapter of the Woman's Cancer Association and The Home Team, as well as welcoming back our returning sponsor, CANESWEAR. We're also pleased to announce that this year's host will be UM Sports Hall of Famer and College Football Hall of Famer, Bennie Blades" said bowling tournament chairman Gerard Loisel.
Canes fans can bowl with some of their favorite former Canes all-stars in a relaxing evening of family fun, food and Hurricanes camaraderie. Other Hurricane greats who have attended past bowling tournaments include Reggie Wayne, Charles Johnson, Clinton Portis, Steve Edwards, Santana Moss, Albert Bentley, Bubba Franks, Brett Romberg, KC Jones, Randal Hill, Eric Brown, Tracy Kerdyk, Darrin Smith and Heisman Trophy winner Gino Torretta.
Teams start at $500 for four bowlers, regular sponsor lanes are $1200 and premium sponsor lanes are $1700. Social tickets can be purchased for $75 for adults (T-shirt included) and $25 for children under 12. This year, a portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the Heidi Hewes Chapter of the Women's Cancer Association, and The Home Team.
For more information on being a sponsor, bowling teams and social tickets, contact UMSHoF Executive Director John Routh at 305-284-2775.