The Frank Bacon Memorial Strike-a-thon
is an annual charity bowling
event which raises funds for the Western Connecticut Regional Hospice
The event takes place in both Danbury, CT
and Brookfield, CT
in the spring and brings together some of the biggest stars in professional bowling with local bowlers and bowling enthusiasts. The event begins with a breakfast to honor local youth bowlers as well as local Hall of Fame
inductees and concludes with a bowling exhibition at Brookfield Lanes. The bowling exhibition includes the professionals, local youth and the top bowlers in the area competing as part of a tournament. All proceeds of the event go to the Hospice
The tournament is named after Frank Bacon, the late proprietor of Brookfield Lanes. Notable guests of the event are Nelson Burton Jr. (who has attended each year), Norm Duke, David Ozio, Bryan Goebel, Walter Ray Williams, Jr., Pete Weber, Dick Weber, Brian Voss, Jason Couch, Randy Pedersen, Parker Bohn III, Johnny Petraglia, Marshall Holman, Mike Aulby, among others.
The Strike-a-thon continues to be held and is scheduled for 2008. Schedule to attend are Shannon O'Keefe, Diandra Asbaty and Nelson Burton Jr..