Rock N Bowl Slated for February 5; Team Registration Open

December 20, 2010

Winter in central Ohio is a great time for indoor activities. What better way to spend a cold, snowy day than a day filled with bowling fun all while supporting a good cause. Rock ‘N Bowl 2011 will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace – 5707 Forest Hills Blvd. (43231). The event, organized by the Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and presented by the Columbus Bar Foundation, supports child abuse treatment and prevention programs at the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s.

No need to be in a league to participate. Simply organize a team of five friends, family members or coworkers for two hours of friendly bowling competition. Raise a minimum of $500 and your team will receive long-sleeve shirts and gift bags. In addition, all teams are invited to attend the pre-bowling reception one hour before bowl-time. Mix and mingle with other teams and enjoy complimentary food and beverages.

The day includes QFM96’s Wags and Elliot spinning the tunes, children’s activities for all ages, raffles with prizes and the grand 50/50 raffle. Last year’s Rock ‘N Bowl welcomed more than 750 participants and raised more than $100,000 for the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s.

Bowling sessions are 12:30 – 2 p.m.; 3 – 5 p.m.; and 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Check-in begins at noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. for the first, second and third sessions respectively.

Teams can register online at Deadline for registration is Friday, January 28. Bowling times are first come, first serve. Teams may also send a $20 registration deposit to:

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation
attn: 2011 Rock ‘N Bowl
700 Children’s Dr.
Columbus, OH 43205

For more information, contact Cynthia Creedon, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, at (614) 355-0811 or by e-mail at

The Development Board of Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a dynamic group of Columbus area business professionals committed to raising funds to support various programs at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The Development Board sponsors three major fundraising events each year including The Woody Hayes Celebrity Golf Classic and Kick-Off Party, Rock ‘N Bowl and Slice of Columbus.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at