Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson allowed just one run in seven innings to get his ninth victory of the season in Tuesday’s 7-3 win at Baltimore.
Wilson, for whom Angels manager Mike Scioscia borrowed a line from the Dos Equis ad campaign to call “The Most Interesting Man” in baseball, is also preparing to throw strikes off the field.
C.J. Wilson’s Children’s Charities is hosting its fourth “Throw Strikes” bowling tournament on Thursday, July 26, from 6-10 p.m. at Anaheim’s 300 bowling center.
The event will raise funds for the charity and the patients of the hematology clinic at Children’s Hospital Orange County (CHOC Children’s) and the hemostasis and thrombosis center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Admission is a $50 donation per person. That includes one game of bowling and shoe rental and the night of dining, bowling prizes for top scores and dancing to music mixed by Wilson, who is also a DJ. Other Angels are scheduled to be in attendance.
Tickets are available through Wilson’s Web site, www.leftylefty.com, and at the door on the night of the event. The bowling center is located at 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim 92802.
“The main things we try to share at our events are fun, being comfortable and accessibility,” Wilson said in a press release about the event.
Wilson co-founded his charity in 2007 with Robert Champagne, whose son, Micah, has severe hemophilia and Aspergers syndrome. Wilson was a member of the Texas Rangers when he met Micah in 2006 during the team’s holiday hospital visit.
Their friendship inspired Wilson to start a charity focused on raising money and awareness about hemophilia and other life-threatening conditions affecting children and their families.
This is the first C.J. Wilson’s Children’s Charity event held in Southern California since Wilson joined the Angels in December. While he was a member of the Rangers, Wilson hosted bowling events, Guitar Hero and video game tournaments, movie nights and other fun fundraisers.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the steps and progress we’ve taken in the community the last few years,” Wilson said.
“Each event is a learning experience for me. I continue to be impressed by the attendees who open up and share their story, their time and their hope for the causes we’ve decided to pull for.”
By Marcia C. Smith of the OC Register - View original article HERE