ZANESVILLE – The Strike Out Breast Cancer bowling tournament will return on Saturday to Sunrise Strikes.
The 9-pin no tap event, sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings Zanesville, Cameron Drilling and Mohr Plumbing, is back after a one-year hiatus.
Cost is $15 per entry and registration begins at noon. There is a three-game qualifier, with the top five men and women advancing to a stair step final. Walk-ins are welcome.
A 50-50 drawing, silent auction, bowling ball raffle and shirt sales will also be held, along with an appearance from famous Ohio State super fan John Chubbs, otherwise known as “Buck-I-Guy.” All proceeds benefit the Genesis Cancer Care Center in Zanesville.
It is the third year for the event, which didn’t take place in 2018 due to the City Tournament being held at Sunrise.
Event co-chairman Tammy Hildenbrand, a four-year breast cancer survivor, said the tournament remains close to her heart.
“It means a lot to me, honestly,” Hildenbrand said. “I resigned off the (USBC-ZBA) board and they asked me to come back and help Linzey (Allen) chair it up. It’s my way of getting awareness out to eevryone and giving back in some way, because the community gave back to me in my time of need. This is my way of giving back, by being a part of this and helping raise money.”
The tournament remains highly popular around the community. When the tournament wasn’t held last year, numerous people expressed their displeasure.
The event reached its goal by raising $10,000 in 2017.
“There has been a lot of people asking about it,” Hildenbrand said. “And I think that for us here at the bowling alley and as a board, we add something different to it every year.”
Her fifth-year survivor anniversary is coming in October. She has already ran a marathon to celebrate.
“I want to be able to show people that there is life after this,” Hildenbrand said. “There is life after it. You have to work at it, but this isn’t a death sentence.”