If not for the occasional clatter of pins, Bowlmor Lanes' bright and modern decor and its full-service dining room could be mistaken for a lively nightclub. The sleek establishment’s gleaming lanes exude a glamorous charm not often found in bowling alleys. Adding to the ambience is a high-end sports bar and glow-in-the-dark lighting that illuminates each bowling pin.
Major League Bocce began for many of the same reasons anyone plays bocce ball: the founders were looking for a way to enjoy the social aspect of organized sports, but with less of an athletic component and preferably with a drink in hand. Since forging that modest alliance of close-knit friends in 2004, the company has reached for ever higher goals. Each season, they donate a portion of their registration fees to local charities, and the prize for each winning team is a donation to the charity of their choice. This has added up to more than $100,000 in donations throughout the company's 10-year existence. Like a house spider when your back is turned, the company is swiftly growing—8,000 players now participate not only in Washington D.C., but also Philadelphia, Bethesda, Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Boston.
The Military Bowl, formerly the EagleBank Bowl, was conceived as the premier regional event to benefit the USO and entertain crowds from miles around with elite pigskin scuffles. Witness the laws of physics waver as one of the nation's top defensive teams, UMD, collides with the offensive ferocity of ECU for the first time. Opened in 1961, the multi-purpose RFK Stadium was most notably home to the Washington Redskins for 36 seasons. Its historic halls and bustling balconies provide an engaging environment in which to support our troops and watch titanic athletes discourage grass from ever growing again.