March 18, 2011
ALBANY - Former Cal football player Lorenzo Alexander will host his third annual Celebrity Bowling Party to raise funds for the Lorenzo Alexander ACES Foundation at Albany Bowl on Saturday, March 26. Tickets are available now by calling (510) 350-7127 or visiting acesfoundation/events.blogspot.com.
Alexander was named the Redskins' recipient of the prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for Community Service in 2010.
Other NFL players scheduled to bowl at the event include Alexander's former and current Washington teammates Andre Carter and Chris Wilson, as well as Jason Campbell and Langston Walker of the Oakland Raiders. Carter and Walker are also former Golden Bears. Bay Area coaching legend Dan "Shag" Shaughnessy and current Cal defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi are also scheduled to attend the event.
Alexander has played 60 games for the Redskins over the past four seasons after breaking into the NFL in 2006 with the Baltimore Ravens before joining Washington later the same season. He spent four seasons at Cal from 2001-04, earning second-team All-Pac-10 honors as a senior after previous back-to-back honorable mention all-conference campaigns. The Oakland native prepped locally at St. Mary's High School in Berkeley.
Lorenzo's ACES Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization created to support young men and women through emphasizing Accountability, taking pride in the Community, and striving for Educational excellence while promoting a healthy mind and body through Sports. Through his foundation Alexander has initiated enrichment programs for youth including workshops focusing on SAT preparation, college essay writing, obtaining scholarships and financial aid; life skills and accountability workshops promoting healthy living, money management and life strategies; and tutorial support to assist students with homework and the development and improvement of study skills. Alexander also holds several events designed to help children reach their potential including a youth football camp; food, clothes and toy drives; and a back-to-school supplies giveaway.
When: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - Silent Auction (4 p.m. PDT); Bowling (5 p.m. PDT)
Where: Albany Bowl, 540 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, CA (510-526-8818)
Tickets: $50 for adults and $25 for children 18 years old or younger. A discounted family package is available for $100 for advance purchase for families of four. All tickets are tax deductible.