One hundred and fifty fans took part in an evening of bowling and fun at the Washington Mystics’ “Strike Childhood Obesity” fundraiser at Lucky Strike Lanes in downtown D.C. on Wednesday, May 16. Capitals defenseman Brian Pothier, Daniel Wilcox and Bart Scott of the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Redskins’ Renaldo Wynn attended the event that also featured the entire Washington Mystics team and coaching staff. Fans got the opportunity to bowl and have dinner with the athletes, with all proceeds benefiting the Washington Mystics Foundation.
More than $11,000 was raised at the event that benefits the Saint Louis University’s Obesity Prevention Center. The Center’s obesity intervention program targets elementary schools in the D.C. area and provides them with healthy food, drinks and physical activity.
Pothier bowled with Mystics’ rookie Gillian Goring, who at 6-7 stood a good seven inches taller than the Caps veteran defenseman. But no matter how many inches may have separated them in stature, the pair had a great time and enjoyed the opportunity to support such a good cause.
“I always enjoy coming out to these events,” said Pothier. “It’s important for us as athletes to help educate kids about physical activity and healthy eating habits. An event like this where we can team up with the Mystics and raise money for a good cause is a winning combination.”