Zionsville Times Sentinel

April 20, 2011

30-plus celebrities to participate in Z Bowl fundraiser April 30

By Andrea Cline/Times Sentinel managing editor
CNHI

— Gordon Hayward, Indycar drivers, Indianapolis Colts football players and other celebrities will help raise money for Z Bowl’s Night Moves event Saturday, April 30.

This is the first ever fundraising event for the group, said Kathy Wood, Z Bowl co-chair.

Wood said the event is an opportunity to raise funds so the group can attract people to Zionsville during the Super Bowl weekend in 2012, which will be held in Indianapolis.

The fundraiser, entitled Night Moves, is an 80s themed celebrity waiter dinner to commemorate the Indianapolis Colts’ notorious overnight move from Baltimore to Indianapolis.

“We thought the 80s theme would be fun and it was a good era,” she said. “I encourage everyone to dress up.”

Wood is familiar with this type of fundraising event, after she hosted a few in Utah for her family’s foundation.

“We had a wonderful time doing it and I thought it would be fun to bring it here and do it here in Zionsville,” she said.

As of Monday, April 18, Wood said she had 33 celebrities sign on to participate. Each table of eight will have one waiter, a celebrity, waiting on each table and those in attendance can get them to do anything for tips, which will be donated to Z Bowl.

“We want patrons to ask the celebrities to do funky stuff such as sing a song,” she said. “The celebrities will not be serving food. They will just be there to entertain the guests.”

There will also be a competition amongst the waiters and whoever wins the most tips at the end of the evening will be crowned king or queen of the waiters, she said.

Along with the ticket price of $100 per person or $750 for a table of eight, there will be a silent auction, a live auction and games including a dunk tank, dancing and a tricycle race.

“People are going to be blown away to see what we do,” Wood said. “It’s going to be a blast!”

The event will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Montgomery Aviation. There are still tickets available, Wood said Monday. To order tickets, send check or money order to: Z Bowl, c/o Night Moves Event, 9716 Autumn Way, Zionsville.

 

 

CELEBRITY WAITERS SIGNED ON

 

Robbie Hummel, Purdue Basketball Star

D.J. Byrd, Purdue Basketball Star

Josh McRoberts, Indiana Pacers Player

Sarah Fisher and her husband Andy O’Gara, Veteran IndyCar driver/owner

Ed and Heather Carpenter, IndyCar Driver with Sarah Fisher Racing

and his wife

Hunter and Jen Smith, Former Colts Punter and his wife

Justin Snow, Indianapolis Colts Long snapper

Kristi Lee, Q95 Radio Personality from The Bob & Tom Show

Dave Smiley, Host of the Smiley Morning Show on WZPL

Katie Stam, Miss America 2009

Jared Fogle, "Subway Guy"

IndianaFever Head Coach, Lin Dunn

Bridget Sloan, Olympic Medalist and World Champion Gymnast

Rosevelt Colvin, Former Purdue Football Star and NFL Player

Bobby Copabianco, Indiana University Basketball Player

Jillian Wunderlich, Miss Indiana USA 2011

Gabrielle Reed, Miss Indiana 2010

Dan Dakich, Former IU Basketball Player and current host on 1070 The Fan

Melina Kennedy, Former Indy Deputy Mayor

Bob Kennedy, Olympic Track Star

Rafael Sanchez, WRTV 6 Consumer Watchdog & Investigative Reporter

Paul Poteet, Radio, Web and TV Personality

Tom Davis, Web Entertainer

AngelaGanote, Fox 59 Anchor

Dave Gunn, AKA Gunner , Q95 Deejay

Naptown Roller Girls, Indy’s Roller Track Derby Team

Ray Cortopassi, Award Winning Media Journalist

Terri Stacy, WIBC Radio Host

Andi Hauser, Co-host of IndyStyle

Larry McWhorter, Zionsville Community High School Head Football Coach

Rick Witsken, #1 Ranked Tennis Player in the U.S. in 35s singles and doubles and

 ZMS Girls Tennis Coach

Zuri Hall, The Face of MyINDY-TV

Anne Marie Tiernon, WTHR Healthbeat Reporter and News Anchor

John Stehr, Award Winning TV Journalist

Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz basketball player, also played for Butler University