Mark It 12: The Dude 2017 Results!

21767923_10214119290796299_6076853811640204136_n (1)THANK YOU to everyone (human and dinosaur) who made The Dude 2017 a success! Everyone who clicked a link, donated a dollar or a minute is a part of this year’s campaign. Thanks to your efforts, we have raised over $40,250 so far, and counting! See below for the results of the bowling and fundraising competition.

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. Much of the credit goes to our fantastic teams for the fundraising dedication.

Congratulations and Take ‘er easy’s to all of our winners and to everyone who knocked down a pin!

Top Bowling Teams:

  1. Grave Shift Grinders, 1,907
  2. Team Hawbaker, 1,693
  3. Philly Loves Beer, 1,667

Top Male Bowler trophy: Dave Mathes, Grave Shift Grinders, 223

Top Female Bowler trophy: Christine Robardo, Grave Shift Grinders, 158

Worst Male Bowler trophy: Ryan Zachewski, The Strangers, 38

Worst Female Bowler trophy: Avalon Graver, The Strangers, 16

Best Team Spirit trophy: Martin Marmots

Top Fundraising Teams:

  1. Martin Marmots, $5,795.00
  2. We Roll on Shabbos, $4,721.00
  3. Bowl Movements, $4,139.48

Top Fundraising Individuals:

  1. Mike Murphy, Team Kyle, $2,133.00
  2. Diane Galeone, We Roll on Shabbos, $2,111.66
  3. Stefanie Carney, Dawson Street Pub All Stars, $1,850.00

Philly Restaurant Pass Winner: Emily Hawbaker

Philly Brunch Pass Winner: “Bob” (That is all he wrote on the ticket). Sold by Helen Chung/Johnny Goodtimes.

We want to recognize our generous sponsors: Blank Rome, BrainDo, Heathery Project and The Martin Architectural Group. The in-kind support from Chorus Photography, Yards Brewing Company, Tin Lizard Brewing Company, and South Bowl was truly appreciated as well, and from all of the contributing businesses and restaurants who donated prizes. Our gratitude goes out to South Bowl for providing us with a perfect home once again, and to Philadelphia Brewing Company for jumping in at the last minute to host the official after party. Hats off to Athensville, The Parsnip Revolt and The New Initials who rocked our after party. TDHC would not be possible if it were not for all of these collective efforts.

Tournament photos courtesy Chorus Photography will be posted on Facebook soon!

The 2017 tournament may be over, but any time of the year is a good time to hate cancer. If you have an idea for an event, contact Mike at and let’s chat.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram to be in the know for more events, all year long.

Since its inception in 2006, The Dude Hates Cancer has now raised $700,000!!! Thank you once again for another memorable campaign!

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