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The Dude Hates Cancer Bowling Tournament


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Cancer: You're $51,000 closer to extinction.

Our incredible organizing committee and LLS volunteers at the 2013 event

Thanks to an incredible finish over the final two weeks, the 2013 campaign of The Dude Hates Cancer surpassed its stated goal of $50,000 raised for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It's a spectacular accomplishment, especially considering the campaign raised just over $30,000 in 2012.  And we're so happy to raise this money in memory of TDHC inspiration Lisa Maxwell, who lost her fight with blood cancer just a year ago.

We owe a deep debt of gratitude to several teams and individuals for their fundraising prowess during this campaign.  Three teams rose above the rest with increidble efforts: Strikeforce 3000 ($8,004!), Split Happens ($5,190), and The Harpooners ($4,306.11). And leading the way individually were Mike Clement (Split Happens), who raised $5,190 and won the Trip for Two to California, and Brielle d'Estries (The Harpooners), who raised a fantastic $4,226.11.

View Event Photos on Facebook | View the Final Fundraising Standings

Of course, we'd be remiss if we didn't recognize the generous sponsors who made this event possible. Tops amongst that list are Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham, & Coppola, LLC, Transit Lanes, The Ed McGrath Fund, and The Premier Group.  We'd also like to recognize the outstanding contributions of the following businesses: Harpoon Brewery, Dipson Theatres, Premier Gourmet, 97 Rock, and WGR 550.

Oh yeah, and there was a bowling tournament, as well! 225 Participants took to the lanes and one team emerged victorious, The Dollar Tree Cancer Killers, one of three teams representing event sponsor, Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham, & Coppola, LLC. They scored an incredible 1898 over two games, narrowly edging out an impressive score of 1820 by Bunny LaJoya. Our top individual male and female bowlers, respectively, were Jerry Nostrant (231) of team Jerry Abides and Janel Rupp (188) of Dollar Tree Cancer Killers.

Finally, congratulations to our Buffalo Restaurant Pass raffle winners.  Jill Green was the lucky winner of our grand prize -- The Buffalo Restaurant Pass -- the most delicious raffle prize in Western New York.  And Nancy Hutzler won our Brunch Pass prize.  Thank you to all who bought and sold tickets on our behalf!

Another The Dude Hates Cancer campaign is in the books. And we're closer than ever to a cure for these disease. We hope to see you next year on the lanes!

2013 TDHC Lane Assignments

2013 TDHC Lane Assignments



Team Captain


The Park Street Bathtub Boys Choir

Dan McGrath


McGrath Family Singers

Mary McGrath


Danger Cats Roll On

Patty McGrath



Joe McGrath


Bowl Dogs

Mary Claire Vivian


Strikeforce 3000

Tim Maxwell/Meg Devine


Welcome to Strikesville

Erin Kearney


Great Balls of Fire

Andy Murtha


The Harpooners

Brielle d'Estries



Matt Faso


Dexter's Midnight Bowlers

Jeffrey Manillo


Our Lane or Yours

Thomas Young


The Six Shooters

Bob Hasselbeck


Dollar Tree Cancer Killers

Tony Rupp


Rupp Baase Cancer Crunchers

Matt Miller


Jerry Abides

Erin Cody


Spare Me

Mark Notarius


Unholy Rollers

Burt Notarius


Gutterball Turkeys

Pat Notarius


Long Shots

Mary Kate Long


News 4 Enforcers

Aaron Mason


Bunny LaJoya

Mary Cornwell


Gutter is a Tool

Christina Braun


I Can't Believe It's Not Gutter

Ellen Notarius


Split Happens

Mike Clement


Rollin' on Shabbos

John Karpie


Shomer Shabbos Rollers

Michael Morgulis

The Buffalo Restaurant Pass is Set!

It's official: the top prize in our raffle -- The Buffalo Restaurant Pass -- is all set!  One lucky winner is going to take home over $1,500 worth of restaurant gift certificates on August 24!  Check out this list:

Sign up By July 23 to Save $30

Sign Up by July 23 to save $30The deadline to get your team signed up for $280 is approaching. Get your team signed up by July 23 to get this rate. On July 23, the price goes up to $310/team. Also, we can only guarantee free t-shirts to teams that sign up by July 23.

Don't wait, sign up your team today!

Registration Site: Click Here

The Running of the Dudes!

We're excited to announce the first-ever "Running of The Dudes" Pub Crawl, set to take place this Friday, July 12 in Buffalo! Here's the tentative itinerary for the assured there will be no actual running involved:

  • 6:30 pm - Meet at McGarret's (946 Elmwood)
  • 7:30 pm - Mezza (929 Elmwood)
  • 8:30 pm - Blue Monk (727 Elmwood)
  • 9:30 pm - The Place (229 Lexington Ave)

And, to get you in the spirit of things, watch this video:

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