Most Tim McGraw fans know that Tim’s dad was part of the Philadelphia Phillies team back in 1980, when the Phillies won the World Series. Tug McGraw was a relief pitcher for the Phillies. The pitch that won the game came at 11:29 p.m. when Tug McGraw struck out Willie Wilson of the Kansas City Royals, and the game went to Philadelphia … so did the World Series. What most of us who saw that game remember was Tug’s leap off the mound after throwing that third strike.
Tug McGraw died on Jan. 6, 2004, at the age of 59. He had brain cancer. Tim continues to honor his dad with the fundraising efforts of the Tug McGraw Foundation. Bowling for Brains is an annual fundraiser put on by the members of Team McGraw. The event will serve as a warm-up party before the Annual Country Music Marathon. There is also a Silent Auction, and a Pasta Bar. Lance Miller, who was a contestant on Nashville Star, will provide the entertainment. And the event, of course, will include bowling.
"We are so thankful and appreciative of the dedication and strength of Team McGraw," says Tim, honorary chairman of the Tug McGraw Foundation. "Their efforts help generate much-needed attention and funding for quality of life research for those who are affected by brain tumors and other neurological conditions."
Team McGraw is a training program that raises funds and increases awareness for the Tug McGraw Foundation. All proceeds from the ‘Bowling for Brains’ event will benefit the Tug McGraw Foundation.
The event will be held at Tusculum Lanes in Nashville, from 5:30-9:30 p.m.. on Friday, April 23. Tickets are $20 and $35 and can be purchased through the official website for the Tug McGraw Foundation.
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