Kings Bowl America in Cool Springs hosts the second annual Stars & Strikes celebrity bowling tournament on Tuesday, April 18, at 6:15PM benefiting High Hopes Development Center, a 32 year old non-profit serving over 600 children and families annually in the Middle Tennessee area.  High Hopes offers an inclusive preschool education for children from 6 weeks of age to Pre-K with and without special needs, as well as an on-site pediatric therapy clinic providing physical, occupational, speech, and feeding therapies to children from birth to age 21.  The Kings Bowl venue features The Draft Room, an award-winning restaurant with a made-from-scratch kitchen and 14-foot HD LED screens, 16 bowling lanes, “low-tech” gaming tables, two additional bars, and the ”Whiskey Room Live” which is dedicated to live music, DJs and karaoke with a state-of- the-art sound and lighting program.  Brandt Snedeker, Lee Greenwood, JoDee Messina, Phil Vassar, Rory Feek, Franklin Mayor Ken Moore, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson are some of those who joined us for the first annual Stars & Strikes in 2016, which celebrated the grand opening of Kings Bowl Cool Springs and provided $40,000 to help the community through High Hopes. The 2017 event is shaping up to be another fantastic evening with celebrities bowling and performing to support others within the community.  Guest celebrities include: Trevor Rosen, of the highly acclaimed band Old Dominion; Brett Warren, of The Warren Brothers band; Tim Nichols, local, award-winning, songwriter extraordinaire; Duncan Phillips of the Newsboys music group; Rick Byrd, basketball coach for the Belmont Bruins; Belmont’s very own songstress Melinda Doolittle; American Idol favorite Naima Adedapo; Country Music trio Post Monroe and more.

This star-studded, red carpet event presents each guest with made-from-scratch fare from the kitchen of the award-winning Draft Room restaurant, innovative cocktails and craft beer from three stylish bars, a luxury gaming room, an intimate concert in the “Whiskey Room Live”, and the spirited competition of the celebrity bowling tournament.  Proud event sponsors include The Speer Foundation, THiS Music, Jackson National Life, Songwriter City, LBMC Employment Partners, Regions Bank, Robertson Media Group and YOUR Williamson magazine, Haws Goodwin, and Lipman.  This is a 21+ event.  General admission tickets are $75.  More information, tickets, and sponsorships are all available at www.highhopesforkids.org/stars-strikes.

High Hopes Development Center is a 32-year non-profit organization that loves, nurtures, and educates children with two integrated programs helping each child reach their maximum potential.  Children ages 6 weeks to Pre-K, with and without special needs, are educated together in inclusive preschool classrooms by a team of experienced teachers supporting the individual needs of each child.   High Hopes also offers an on-site pediatric therapy clinic, allowing children to receive therapy services during their preschool day. High Hopes is truly unique in the way that children with and without special needs such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, rare chromosomal disorders, and various developmental delays play, learn, and grow together every day. The outpatient pediatric therapy clinic provides occupational, speech, physical and feeding therapies to children from birth to 21 years. High Hopes gives children of all intellectual, physical and mental abilities the opportunity to learn and grow together in an environment that provides a strong foundation for future academic and social success.

Kings Bowl America, LLC was founded in 2002 on a mission to create a new dining experience revitalizing the charm and nostalgia of bowling, billiards, and other “low tech” social games that had faded in America since their heyday.  To create the experience, gaming was paired with delicious food made from scratch with fresh ingredients, creatively fun and nostalgic cocktails and carefully curated beer lists.  Rounding out the package is a beautiful 25,000 square foot entertainment venue, featuring award-winning design, best-in-industry sound, and lighting, making Kings Bowl the perfect place to Eat, Drink, Play, & Score.

For more information, visit www.HighHopesForKids.org.