IMPORTANT DATES

7/28-7/31

Lebowski Quizzo Week by Johnny Goodtimes

Details & RSVP 

Various Locations

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TDHC Achiever of the Month!

Introducing the "Achiever of the Month" award!  New this year, we will be giving out the title and a prize to the top fundraising individual every month, from May through September!  Anyone with a fundraising page set up will be eligible to win.  The sooner you start to fundraise, the more chances you will have to win!  Prizes will be announced here as each month progresses:

MAY: Gift certificate for 1 pair of Linds New Era bowling shoes, Value $75
JUNE: Two-hour bowling party for 10 people at Pinsetter, Value $125
JULY: One weeknight stay at Revel Resorts, Atlantic City, Value $199
AUG: Prize TBD
SEPT: Prize TBD

Note: All funds raised on your online personal fundraising pages (not your team page) during the fundraising period month will count.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS! 

MAY: Joan Davis of team Nihilists for raising $300
JUNE
: Eric Vesotsky of team Mac's Tavern for raising $500
JULY: 
AUG: 
SEPT: 

Philly Kicks Off on Tuesday, May 6th!

 
Almost time to kick off another exciting TDHC campaign! It will be Philly's 9th annual and we are ready to kick cancer to the gutter once again. So get the bowling team together and celebrate with us in Dude fashion. Join us for a little happy hour kick-off party at BarLy on Tuesday 5/6 from 6:00 to 9:00PM.
 
We like your style, Dude.
Lebowski-themed costumes are encouraged! Best dressed will win a bottle of spirits as well as a one-of-a-kind TDHC "Achiever" medal, custom designed, crafted, and donated.

Quizzo, hosted by Joe Hubris, will start at 7:30 and is free to play. Top 3 teams win cash prizes. There will be a General round, a Beer round, and a Lebowski round! So brush up on the beer-tasting skills and Lebowski trivia!

Hey, careful, man, there's a beverage here!
Check out BarLy's 60 beers on draft! Stop by the registration table to pick up a wristband for these happy hour drink specials which will also be extended for us through quizzo:
- select $3 drafts, $3.25 domestic/$3.50 import bottles
- select $4.25 cocktails, including White Russians, margaritas (seis de mayo!), mojitos, red sangrias +more
- select $4 martinis, including Classic Cosmos, Luscious Lychee, +more
- $3.50 house red and white wines
- Free select appetizers, courtesy BarLy 
 
Where's the money, Lebowski?
There will also be a 50/50 cash raffle, because, why not? Try your luck while helping out the cause.
 
C'mon, Dude. Let's bowl.
Participants can sign up a team online & pick up welcome packets, and interested bowlers can get more information. The organizing committee will be on stand-by to answer any questions. To learn more about our 2014 tournament, click here.
 
All are welcome! This kick-off event is open to bowlers and non-bowlers alike. So bring your friends, and let's party. RSVP and share on the Facebook Event Page.
 
Parking vouchers are available for $7 parking at the Hilton Garden Inn during the event.
 

Our T-Shirt is in Your Hands!

CAST YOUR VOTES! The annual TDHC t-shirt competition is underway! We're looking for a t-shirt design that embodies the spirit of TDHC and that participants can proudly wear to help raise awareness. This year's winning design will represent all 3 TDHC cities: Philly, Buffalo, and our newest campaign in Los Angeles! It's kind of a big deal! 

Some fantastic designs have been submitted and the voting period is now open on the website here. So please help us determine our 2014 Event Shirt by casting your 5 votes online daily through May 16th at 2pm EST! 

Winning designer will be rewarded with a $250 gourmet food basket generously donated by Premier Gourmet, as well as a free official 2014 t-shirt, of course :)

Thank you to all of the wonderful artists who submitted designs!

2013: The Dude Thanks You



Friends, thank you for your support of The Dude Hates Cancer 2013!  On September 21st, over 300 cancer-haters from as close as Northern Liberties and as far away as San Diego came together at North Bowl for a wonderful day of bowling and night of dancing.  Because of your generosity and support, we are pleased to announce that nearly $60,000 has been raised in 2013 for Philly! 
 
Every dollar raised goes to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to further their mission: to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.  Because of your support, we are able to continue to fund these initiatives right here in Eastern Pennsylvania. A big shout-out goes to all of our fantastic teams for the very un-Dude hard work and fundraising dedication.  Whether you raised $20 or $2,000, signed up a team, or sent in money from afar, your efforts made a difference to the people fighting cancer in the laboratory and in the hospital.  

We want to recognize our generous sponsors: PricewaterhouseCoopers, US Foods, Binder & Canno, Blank Rome, BrainDo, CVS Caremark, Fraser, and JMS Technology. The in-kind support from City Paper, PHL17, Linds, Uber, and Yards was truly appreciated as well, and from all of the contributing businesses and restaurants who donated prizes. Our gratitude goes out to North Bowl for providing us with a perfect home once again, and to the awesome bands who volunteered their talents at the after party. TDHC would not be possible if it were not for all of these collective efforts. 

This year, we’re keeping the Dude campaign going beyond our flagship bowling tournament.  Don’t say goodbye to your teammates until next year!  After all, any time of the year is a good time to hate cancer.

Saturday, 10/12, 7:00pm
Keep the Change Band LIVE!Mac’s Tavern hosts a live acoustic show and fundraiser for The Dude with a twist: for every $10 donated online at www.macstavern.com, you’ll receive 20% off your bill! Awesome.

Sunday, 10/13, from 2-7pm
CRAFTernoon Delight - this beer festival is an unlimited sampling event of 35+ craft beers. Enter promo code “DUDE” for $10 off your $40 ticket price, and $5 to be donated to The Dude!

9/20 through 10/20
Smak Parlour Promotion - now through October 20th, mention “The Dude Hates Cancer” at check-out and local women’s fashion boutique Smak Parlour will donate 10% of your purchase to the cause. Let’s shop! 

Saturday, 10/26, from 11am to 6pm – One Day Event
Pamcakes Promotiontheir cupcakes are some of the best in Philly, and they will donate 15% of their total day’s sales on Saturday, October 26th to the cause! There will also be a special "white russian" cupcake. Treat yourself on 10/26! 

If you have an idea for an event or program that can help, we’d love to hear from you! Contact Helen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Lauren at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  And follow us on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram to be in the know for more events, year long! Tournament photos are posted on Facebook.

Since its inception in 2006, The Dude Hates Cancer has now raised over $400,000. Thank you once again for another memorable campaign! 

Mark it 8- Another Campaign in the Books

Still awaiting final numbers on fundraising, but we wanted to thank everyone for another spectacular Philly tournament! And a pretty awesome after party, too! We're still recovering!

Our deepest gratitude to all of the donors, sponsors, contributing businesses, to our kick-ass home North Bowl, musical performers Dan Rendine and Electric Sex Power, to our dedicated organizing committee, to our tireless founder and inspiration, Tim Maxwell, and to all of the wonderful participants who make it possible every year. TDHC is certainly a product of many, and that's what makes it so special. We'll announce fundraising numbers and post photos soon!

Congratulations to all of our award winners!

Top Male Bowler: Brian McNulty, Leukinators, 206
Top Female Bowler: Kathleen McNulty, Leukinators, 188
Worst Male Bowler: Adam Gdowik, Mac's Tavern, 41
Worst Female Bowler: Nikki Zajac, Posting about Crossfit on Social Media, 29
Best Team Spirit: Team Thunderballs

Top Bowling Teams:
1. Jamaal Jackson, 1,666 total score
2. Leukinators, 1,654 total score
3. We Roll on Shabbos, 1,597 total score

Top Fundraising Teams:
1. We Roll on Shabbos, $5,428
2. Leukinators, $4,646
3. Dawson Street Pub All Stars, $3,555

Top Fundraising Individuals:
1. Mitch Mandler, Emery's High Rollers, $2,115
2. Robert Stewart, We Roll on Shabbos, $2,105
3. Eric Vesotsky, Mac's Tavern, $1,920

Philly Restaurant Pass Raffle Winners:
Grand prize: Matt Bean
Ticket sold by: Team Kyle
Brunch Pass prize: David Leslie

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