Methodist Healthcare Foundation

Bowl with Mike Conley and Support Methodist Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center

Bowl with Mike ConleyMike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies hosted the 6th Annual Bowl ‘n Bash event to benefit the Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Center. The event was held on Saturday September 27th from noon – 4 p.m. at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes, and it was the best one ever!

“We're glad the community joined the fight against sickle cell by participating in this fundraising event,” said Memphis Grizzlies’ basketball star Mike Conley. “This was the perfect way to have a great time and bring awareness to a very serious disease at the same time.”

This year’s event included a live auction, photo booth with opportunities to have pictures taken with members of the Grizzlies team, a silent auction and more. Food was provided by Swanky’s Taco Shop. Presenting sponsor was City Auto, and additional sponsors included FedEX, V. Alexander and Tower Ventures. 

Mike has served as a spokesperson for the Methodist Sickle Cell Center since it opened over two years ago.  He has created public service announcements and commercials and personally donated to support the patients’ care. Mike has two nephews with the disease, so he knows first-hand the impact it can have on patients and their families.

Because September is National Sickle Cell Month, several additional activities were held to benefit our Sickle Cell Center:

  • Friday, September 5 - A percentage of proceeds from all Memphis Swanky’s Taco Shop locations went to support the Methodist Sickle Cell Center. Mike was present at both locations on that day.
  • Saturday, September 20 - Madison Hargrove Memorial Blood Drive sponsored by Lifeblood and Methodist Sickle Cell Center, was held at City Auto, 4932 Elmore Road from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mike Conley made a special appearance during lunch hours.

To learn how you can participate in the 2015 Bowl 'n Bash, contact Alex Roberts at or 901-516-0836.

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