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In photos: Bowling with Mike & Friends

PSP photographer Earl Gardner was at North Bowl in Northern Liberties on Sunday afternoon for the Bowling with Mike & Friends charity event in support of Schools for Salone. Kudos to the many Union players and fans who were on hand in support of the event only hours after Saturday’s tough loss to Kansas City.

Photo by Earl Gardner

Michael Lahoud welcomes everyone to North Bowl.

Photo by Earl Gardner

Fans got the chance to bowl and have their pictures taken with their favorite players.

Photo by Earl Gardner

Zac Macmath signs some autographs.

Photo by Earl Gardner

Team Sons of Ben starts knocking down some pins.

Photo by Earl Gardner

Maria Papdakis from Philly.com helped MC the event.

Photo by Earl Gardner

Ray Gaddis gets his strike on.

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The SoB tailgate crew celebrates.

Photo by Earl Gardner

Peter Pappas stopped by to lend a hand.

Photo by Earl Gardner

Ray always finds time for the kids.

Photo by Earl Gardner

There were plenty of amazing raffle items and auctions.

Photo by Earl Gardner

Danny Cruz lets it rip.

Photo by Earl Gardner

People got to bet on which Union player would bowl the highest score.

Photo by Earl Gardner

Seba informed everyone that bowling was France’s national pastime…

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…and won the bowl-off.

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Peter Pappas joined Eric Nash on the Vuvuzela radio show.

Photo by Earl Gardner

Antoine Hoppenot shows off his Big Buck Skills.

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Everyone had a great time bowling with Union players.

Photo by Earl Gardner

Roger Torres shows off his fine form.

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Leo Fernandes throws one down the middle.

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This lovely couple won the auction to go on a beer tasting with Conor Casey.

Photo by Earl Gardner

The Bow Tie Mafia was in the house.

Photo by Earl Gardner

Mike had a lot of help organizing the event from Jon Foden.

Photo by Earl Gardner

Fun on the lanes was had by all.

Photo by Earl Gardner

Team SoB had the pleasure of bowling with Amobi Okugo.

Photo by Earl Gardner

Blue Steel.

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Roger photo-bombs one of the raffle winners.

Photo by Earl Gardner

These volunteers from Drexel did a great job helping the event run smoothly.

For additional photos please check out Earl Gardner’s Flickr page.

10 Comments

  1. #teamFoden

  2. Beer tasting with Conor Casey…what an awesome auction item.

    Any idea on how much the winning bid was?

  3. Looks like it was great fun! Thanks for the pictures! Hope a lot of money was raised. Once played soccer in villages in Nigeria and know how much money schools in Africa need. Mike, just make sure they also buy books for the school since I have plenty school buildings in Nigeria without any books…

    • Guido, Books are included as well as teachers, trainings and full support from the Ministry of Education! Great job again Mike and friends!

  4. It was a fabulous event! The players were very gracious and took time to hang out with my kidlet. I also appreciated getting my Christmas shopping done – watch out Antoinne – James is practicing his FIFA skills and is going to take you down! Thanks to the organizers and to Mike for putting this together. Can’t wait for next year.

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