Written by Luis Sung | Twitter: @FLSportDebater
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, OJ McDuffie's Catch 81 Foundation went to Sparez Bowling in Davie and held its 7th Annual Strike for Kids bowling event, sponsored by Chad Van Horn.
McDuffie came out with some celebrity friends of his, including - but not limited to - Troy Drayton, former Dolphins tight end who currently works as the Miami Dolphins Youth and Community Programs Manager, Channing Crowder, former Dolphins linebacker and host of the Kup and Crowder Show on 560 WQAM, and former defensive back Shawn Wooden.
Over 175 people were in attendance to bowl with McDuffie and his attending celebrity friends, and all the proceeds from this event goes towards helping disadvantaged children in the South Florida Community, and while McDuffie has been doing the bowling event for seven years, his foundation has been doing its best to help the community for longer than that.
"It's something that we started, my mom and some really good friends of mine," McDuffie said. "About fifteen years ago, we've been going on strong ever since, trying to raise money for kids in South Florida who are under-served, underprivileged, single parent home, foster care, it's a great way of giving back to the community."
People came and had a great time bowling, winning prizes and hanging out with Dolphins Alumni and other celebrities, and they even had the chance to watch some football with them. After all, what Sunday would be complete without a healthy dose of NFL Football?
This didn't happen without help of course. McDuffie also told me how grateful he was to Chad Van Horn and the Van Horn Law Group for sponsoring the event for the second consecutive year, as well as several other sponsors who have gone out of their way to make this event possible.
Once again an opportunity arises where we can see just how much these Dolphins alumni have come to care for the South Florida community during their time as players, and by their own will, they are doing everything within their power to make the community a better place. We are Stronger Together indeed.