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Over $8,000 Raised For Cancer Research At The 6th Annual VANS WARPED TOUR Charity Bowling Tournament Benefitting The T.J. Martell & Unite The United Foundations


Phoenix, AZ. –  When you have a film crew from FUSE TV coming to cover the event, The Warped Roadie gang bowling together and plenty of cocktails and great people getting together for a rare night off from the Vans Warped Tour, you KNOW it’s going to be an amazing time for a great cause! This past week in Phoenix was the scene of the 6th Annual Vans Warped Tour Charity Bowling Tournament where nineteen bands from the tour along with their fans and sponsors competed for the heavily coveted 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies. This year, Hawthorne Heights walked away with the prestigious first place trophy while Silverstein and blessthefall were close behind for second and third place respectively. Vans Warped Tour founder, Kevin Lyman welcomed the crowd and dedicated this year’s event to the memory of Lou Cotton’s from We Came As Romans, mother who recently passed away from cancer. Over 400 people packed Brunswick Tri-City Bowl and stayed to the final frame to see who came out victorious.

In addition to the tournament, fans via eBay were able to bid for a chance to bowl on the same team as their favorite band plus a limited number of spectators who made additional donations to the event were able to hang, mingle and cheer on their favorite team for the night. Monster Energy and Vans donated promotional product to the evening’s attendees. The event was hosted by local radio station and media sponsor KUKQ and their on-air host, Craven. All attendees received a limited edition hologram event pass courtesy of i6 Tix and all bowlers received a one-of-a-kind custom designed shirt donated by Glamour Kills. Since its inception, this event has raised over $60,000 toward cancer research for the T.J. Martell Foundation.

Event Sponsors:  Access Pass & Design, The Agency Group, Bill Young Productions, Brunswick Tri-City Bowl, CAA, Ernie Ball, Fearless Records, Fuse, Glamour Kills, i6 Tickets, Kleege Industries, KUKQ, Midway Car Rental, Monster Energy, MSO PR, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Rockford Fosgate, Vans

Bowling Bands:  Acoustic Basement (Brian Marquis, William Beckett, Joey Briggs), August Burns Red, Big D & The Kids Table, blessthefall, Chiodos, Forever The Sickest Kids, Go Radio, Hawthorne Heights, Man Overboard, Memphis May Fire, Motion City Soundtrack, Never Shout Never, Reel Big Fish, Silverstein, The Black Dahlia Murder, The Early November, The Summer Set, The Wonder Years, We Came As Romans

About The Vans Warped Tour: The VANS WARPED TOUR® is well established as America’s premier music and lifestyle festival of the summer, breaking up-and-coming indie talent as well as both creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995.  The nationally-renowned festival is the most eclectic traveling tour and features a diverse array of artists–with hotly tipped acts in every genre from punkmetal and indie to rockhip-hoprap, EDMreggae and pop; as well as a variety of lifestyle attractions for itstraditionally low ticket price. The tour has cemented its place in history by bringing punk rock/skate/action sports culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need and being the first tour to consistently use groundbreaking environmental concepts every year on the road. The Warped Eco Initiatives (WEI) focus on making the tour more environmentally friendly whether it is through eco conscious catering for the artists and crew courtesy of Tada Catering or a solar-powered sound system on the Kevin Says Stage. Further, even showcases public transportation options for every tour date and carpool social media apps as well as exotic eco travel contests. For more information on the tour that Alternative Press readers voted the “Best Tour/Festival” of 2009/2010/2011/2012 and Rolling Stone called “America’s most successful festival”. Now in its 19th year, the 40-date tour will commence June 15 in Seattle, WA and finishes August 4 in Houston, TX.

About The T.J. Martell Foundation: The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s largest foundation that was founded in 1975 when music industry executive Tony Martell promised his son, T.J., a young victim of leukemia, that he would raise $1 million to fight the disease before he died. In 38 years, the Foundation has provided $250 million to support innovative leukemia, cancer and AIDS research at eleven leading hospitals in the United States.

To learn more about the Foundation, visit:

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