What is Balls O’ Fire?
The Ball O’ Fire Celebrity Bowling Tournament is a festive, family-friendly private party in a bowling alley, where 250 people rub shoulders with about 30 TV and film industry personalities and retired professional athletes, and together we raise over $30,000 in donations for Foothill AIDS Project.
Everyone can help! You can register as an individual bowler and FAP will assign you to a team. Or you can register a few friends and bowl together as a team. A couple of celebrities will be assigned to every team. Don’t want to bowl? Purchase one or more of the limited number of general admission tickets reserved for fans and fan clubs.
On event day, you will enjoy lunch from BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, bowl three games with at least one celebrity, vie for cool raffle prizes, or score big in the silent auction!
When and Where?
The 16th Annual Balls O’ Fire Celebrity Bowling Tournament will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 at Brunswick Deer Creek Lanes in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Can Anyone Bowl?
Yes, all are welcome! Don’t bowl well? No problem! It’s your presence at the BOF that’s important, not how well you bowl. And if you’re a top-notch, championship bowler, you’re in luck: you can compete for several cool bowling trophies just for you!
How Does Bowling Help?
In exchange for their time and friendship, our kind celebrities ask everyone attending the event—individuals and teams—to contribute a donation to Foothill AIDS Project, and to invite friends and family to donate, too. After you register, every bowler will gain access to a website that will make collecting your pledges as easy as falling off a bowling ball!
It’s Easy & Important!
The 2018 BOF Celebrity Bowling Tournament will help Foothill AIDS Project serve over 1,100 women, men, children and families touched by HIV epidemic across the Inland Empire in 2019.
Have you ever wondered if there’s something simple, yet meaningful, you could do to stop HIV in the Inland Empire? Well, here’s your chance! Bowling for FAP!
Patrika Darbo is a 2016 Primetime Emmy winner for Best Actress for the inter-net series Acting Dead. She just aired in a starring role in the Lifetime film Cradle Swapping, completed a guest voice role on American Dad and she has joined the cast of CBS’s The Bold & The Beautiful.
She has appeared on countless other series including The Big Bang Theory, The Middle, Devious Maids, Desperate Housewives, Dexter and she was a series regular on the sit-com Step By Step and the NBC daytime drama Days of Our Lives for which she received a Daytime Emmy nomination.
She is a veteran of dozens of films including Leaving Normal, Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil, Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got The Will?), Speed 2, Rango and Babe, and she is often remembered for her stand-out role in Clint Eastwood’s In The Line of Fire where John Malkovich infamously proclaimed to her character, “You shouldn’t have been from Minneapolis.” Patrika is currently the Co-Governor (alongside Lily Tomlin) for the Performers Group at the Television Academy.
Why I’m Bowling for FAP
I have participated in this bowling tournament for many years and I always look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. It is a beautiful thing to come together and raise money for such a worthy cause and to know that we are helping so many wonderful people who are in need of our love and support.
Kristoff St. John
Kristoff began acting at age 8 on That’s My Mama. From there he went on to guest star on Happy Days, The Richard Pryor Special, & Wonder Woman, and was a regular on three shows by the age of 12. Since then he has appeared in over 40 films and TV shows, including over 26 years on The Young and the Restless, and has worked with Jamie Foxx, Della Reese, Gladys Knight, Dick Van Dyke, Queen Latifah & Brooke Shields. He has been nominated 10 times and twice won an Emmy, and has been nominated 17 times for an NAACP Image Award and won 10 times. He produced the indie film A Bridge to Nowhere, executive produced the 2015 TV film A Baby for Christmas, and has had one of his scripts optioned by Warner Bros.
Kristoff is an activist and accomplished actor of great renown. We are happy to welcome him to the role of Co-Host!
Why I’m Bowling for FAP
I have been a proud supporter of the annual FAP celebrity bowling tournament for many years. My 43 years in television and film has given me a unique platform to have my voice heard. I am honored to be a part of this year’s event. As we inch closer and closer to finding a cure for AIDS, we must not forget the men, women, and children that have died and those that still suffer from this insidious disease.
The Celebrity Bowlers who Previously Appeared:
The following individuals were scheduled to appear and bowl at the 2016 BOF Celebrity Bowling Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, benefiting Foothill AIDS Project:**
Note: Sudden and unforeseen changes to production schedules and contractual obligations may regrettably prevent a celebrity from attending the 2018 Balls O’ Fire tournament at the final hour. Celebrities do their utmost to juggle their work life and charitable efforts, and yet when conflicts arise, FAP releases them from any obligation and hopes they will bowl with us next year! FAP regrets any inconvenience such absences may cause our donors and friends.