By Andy Tarnoff Publisher Published May 11, 2009 at 12:16 PM

It's not like you should need an excuse to go bowling on a Saturday afternoon in Milwaukee, but here's one, anyway: If you can put together a team and participate in "Ape's Bowling 'Cause We Care-A-Thon" this weekend at Bay View Bowl, 2416 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., you'll be helping out to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Here are the "deets," as my friend Craig likes to say:

It's $20 per person, or $95 for a team of five (yes, you can use bumpers). Included are three games of nine-pin tap (which means a 9 counts as a strike), shoes, appetizers and a raffle ticket.

Sign up is at 3:30 p.m., with bowling at 4 p.m.

Bay View Bowl is awarding cash prizes for top three highest scoring men and women, as well as prizes for best bowling style and best dressed bowler. There are also silent auctions, raffles and door prizes.

All proceeds go to for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. To reserve your spot, call Bay View Bowl at (414) 483-0950.


Andy is the president, publisher and founder of OnMilwaukee. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.

Before launching in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.

Hobbies include running when he finds the time, fixing the rust on his '75 MGB, mowing the lawn at his cottage in the Northwoods, and making an annual pilgrimage to Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training.