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Clippers Star Gives Back With Bowling Competition Fundraiser
By Amanda Scurlock, Sports Writer
Published January 6, 2016
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul reacts after dunking the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul reacts after dunking the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

NBA All-Star and Clippers guard Chris Paul will collaborate with GoBowling.com and the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) to host the 2016 CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational on Feb. 23 at Lucky Strike at LA Live.

The proceeds from this event will go to the Chris Paul Family Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes education and social responsibility. Established as the CP3 foundation in 2005, the organization was created to give scholarships to students attending Paul’s Alma Mater, Wake Forest University.

Since its’ inception, the Chris Paul Family Foundation has partnered up with organizations like the Make a Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and Feed the Children.

General admission is $25, premium seats are $150 and the VIP experience is $350. Premium seat tickets include a signed bowling pin and two drink tickets; the VIP package includes an open bar, a meet and greet, dinner and premium ticket amenities.

In the past, an array of actors, comedians, artists, and athletes have competed in the Invitational including Football star Michael Strahan, Clippers forward Blake Griffin, and TV star Jesse Williams. Winners of the Invitational include NBA Champion LeBron James, comedian Chris Hardwick and rapper French Montana.

PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber, women’s international bowling star Clara Guerrero, and two-time PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte confirmed to compete in the Invitational in February.

The professional bowlers will pair up with the celebrities to compete. Another event that will go on is the “Celebrity Clash,” an event where the celebrity with the smallest number of pins falling during a frame will be eliminated until one person remains.

Paul is currently averaging 17.6 points and 9.2 assists per game, which has helped the Clippers earn a 22-13 overall record, according to the NBA.

 

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