The Barton Malow Foundation, Richmond Flying Squirrels Charities, and Richmond Raceway Cares have partnered for the third annual event to support RVA Field of Dreams Fest. This year’s event will be Rally in the Alley, a pro-celebrity bowling tournament taking place at Richmond Raceway’s (Richmond) historic Old Dominion Building at the Richmond Raceway Complex on September 7.
The first pro-celebrities announced for Rally in the Alley include Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the Roush Fenway Racing No. 17 Ford in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Mike Rhoades, head basketball coach at Virginia Commonwealth University, Chris Mooney, head basketball coach at the University of Richmond, Andrew Freiden, meteorologist of NBC12 Richmond, and Steve Kline, former 12-year Major League Baseball pitcher and current Richmond Flying Squirrels pitching coach. Additional pro-celebrities will be announced in the coming weeks.
Rally in the Alley will be comprised of eight teams bowling two rounds with a 15-minute break between rounds. Each team will have a NASCAR celebrity, Flying Squirrel or local Richmond personality, a Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) pro bowler, and two other members. Team members will bowl two frames each to see if they have what it takes to get a strike. PWBA participants will be announced at a later date.
Sponsors for the event include HG Design Studio, ColonialWebb Contractors, J.E. Liesfeld Contractor Inc., Draper Aden Associates, Atlantic Constructors Inc., Baskervill, Keith Fabry Reprographics, LaRS Group, Lehigh Cement, Canterbury Enterprises, Roanoke Cement, Branscome Incorporated, and Liphart Steel Company Inc.
VIP tickets for Rally in the Alley with access to the VIP lounge, meet and greet with pro-celebrity attendees, hors d'oeuvres, and premium drink tickets are $100. General admission tickets are $25 and include access to the event. Tickets for Rally in the Alley to support RVA Field of Dreams Fest are available at the Richmond box office, via phone at 866-455-7223 and online at richmondraceway.com.
Proceeds from Rally in the Alley will go to the initiative of “Renovating Richmond’s Recreation.” The Barton Malow Foundation, Flying Squirrels Charities, and Richmond Raceway Cares partnered three years ago in an effort to revitalize Richmond’s inner-city youth baseball facilities. Through this partnership, the three organizations have built new dugouts for Blackwell and Bellemeade Fields. Blackwell Field also received a new infield. RVA Field of Dreams Fest has hopes for future projects at ten 10 local Richmond fields.
In addition to helping renovate baseball facilities, RVA Field of Dreams Fest also assists with workforce development opportunities for students through the Henrico County Vocational/Technical Education Foundation. For more information on RVA Field of Dreams Fest, please visit rvafieldofdreamsfest.com.
Rally in the Alley will conclude a week of bowling as the Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship will take place September 3-6 at Richmond. QubicaAMF, whose U.S. headquarters are in Richmond, will build four state-of-the-art lanes inside the Old Dominion Building at the Richmond Raceway Complex for the event. QubicaAMF is the world’s largest manufacturer of bowling products. The PWBA Tour Championship and Rally in the Alley will take place as part of Richmond’s fall NASCAR race week festivities.
Tickets for the Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship are $25 for three days of access on September 4-6. Individual tickets for the PWBA Tour Championship on September 6 is $20 and Sessions 1 and 2 on September 4-5 are $10 per event. Tickets are available at the Richmond box office, via phone at 866-455-7223 and online at http://richmondraceway.com.
NASCAR returns to Richmond Raceway for two nights of racing “under the lights” on September 8-9. The fall race weekend, presented by Who’s Your Driver, will see history on display as Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes his final career, two-race appearance as a driver.
The weekend gets started on Friday, September 8, with on-track practice for both series and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Pole Qualifying for both weekend races. The action then dials up as the rising stars of tomorrow compete in the Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m., the sport’s best take to the track for the Federated Auto Parts 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race as NASCAR crowns its Regular Season Champion.
Tickets are available now for both races and can be purchased online at richmondraceway.com or by calling the Richmond Ticket Office, toll-free, at 866-455-7223.