Last Tuesday night in Las Cruces, NM was the scene of the 4th Annual Vans Warped Tour/T.J. Martell Foundation Bowling Tournament where 23 artists from the 2011 Vans Warped Tour along with their fans competed for heavily-coveted 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies.
This year Hellogoodbye’s team was victorious and August Burns Red gave them a run for their money coming in second while local radio station The Rocket’s took the third place trophy home in Las Cruces. Over 400 people packed into the 10 Pin Alley and stayed to the final frame.
The 2011 bowling tournament raised over $10,500.00 for the T. J. Martell Foundation.
In addition to the tournament, fans were able to bid for a chance to bowl on the same team as their favorite band via eBay and for the first time, the tournament was open to a limited number of spectators who made additional donations to the event. Fox Racing was also on hand to supply the top eight teams and fans with their premium sunglasses and Punky Pets donated goody bags filled with tons of great product to the evening’s attendees.
The event was hosted by local radio station and media sponsor The Rocket 99.5 and their on-air staff. All attendees received a limited edition hologram pass courtesy of i6 Tix and all bowlers received a one-of-a-kind event shirt donated by Advent Clothing Co.
Bowling Bands included a Day To Remember, Attack Attack!, Against Me!, Asking Alexandria, August Burns Red, Bad Rabbits, Big D & The Kids Table, Enter Shikari, Every Avenue, Go Radio, Grieves With Budo/Big Chocolate, Hellogoodbye, Less Than Jake, Lionize, MC Lars With Weerd Science, Shut Up & Deal, The Acacia Strain, The Devil Wears Prada, The Ready Set, The Wonder Years, The Word Alive, We Came As Romans and Winds Of Plague.
The Vans Warped Tour is the well established 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. www.vanswarpedtour.com
The T.J. Martell Foundation serves to raise funds to fight Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research and was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son, T.J., who died of leukemia.
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