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Ride for Roswell fundraising team and Russell J. Salvatore hosted 3rd annual tournament and family fun bowling at Tonawanda Bowling Center
Thanks to the support of the Western New York community, nearly 100 bowlers and a small but mighty team of volunteers, Team RPCS – Roswell Park Cessation Services – raised more than $6,000 on Sunday, April 23, during the third annual Russell J. Salvatore Bowling Open at Tonawanda Bowling Center. All proceeds will support the 2023 Ride for Roswell, scheduled to take place Saturday, June 24.
More than 70 people participated in a family and friends bowl from 1-3 p.m. during the event, and another 24 bowlers participated in a singles no-tap bowling tournament later in the afternoon. Eventgoers enjoyed more than 100 basket raffle items, as well as 50/50 drawings and door prizes.
Legendary restaurateur Russell J. Salvatore rolled a ceremonial “first ball” to kick off the day’s events. Salvatore donated a multitude of generous prizes throughout the day, including dinners at Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More and overnight stays at Salvatore’s Grand Hotel.
Russell J. Salvatore about to throw a strike. (Photo by Jim Klein / Buffalography // courtesy of RPCS)
Winners of the singles no-tap bowling tournament were as follows:
√ First place, scratch division: Rob Piccoli (844 set), Buffalo
√ Second place, scratch division: Michael Krywcum (836 set), Tonawanda
√ Third place, scratch division: Mike Zarcone (808 set), Tonawanda
√ First place, handicap division: Michael Krywcum (869 set), Tonawanda
√ Second place, handicap division: Justin Cornell (832 set), Tonawanda
√ Third place, handicap division: John Piershalski (806 set), Grand Island
√ Fourth place, handicap division: David Acker Jr. (775 set), Depew
RPCS provides evidence-based, best-practice tobacco cessation services to employees of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, the New York State Smokers’ Quitline, health plans and employer-sponsored programs. More information is available at Roswell Park Cessation Services (RPCS).
Some of the auction prizes are shown. (Photo by Jim Klein / Buffalography // courtesy of RPCS)