It is always great to see Cal athletes giving back to their community. Lorenzo Alexander, who was named Walter Payton Man Of The Year for his charity work, is hosting a bowling event at Albany this upcoming weekend on March 26.
CalBears.com has some information up regarding the event:
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.
You can also find out more information at Lorenzo's ACES Foundation website and follow Lorenzo Alexander's career at his website. From the CalBears.com story, here is the event info:
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.
So, get on out there! Meet up with many great NFL players and help out the ACES Foundation, which provides tutoring help to students in Oakland. We'll have more with Lorenzo Alexander this week, but we just wanted to help get the word out about this great charity even. Who is planning on going to this event? Leave your thoughts in the comments. We can have a CGB meet up! Also, don't forget, you can continue discussing today's NCAA action here. GO BEARS!