The Barton Malow Foundation, Richmond Flying Squirrels Charities, and RIR Cares are partnering 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 International Raceway’s historic Old Dominion Building at the Richmond Raceway Complex on Sept. 7.

Rally in the Alley will feature eight teams bowling two rounds, with 15-minute breaks in-between. Each team will have a NASCAR celebrity, Flying Squirrel or local Richmond, Va., personality, a 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. Pro-celebrity participants will be announced at a later date.

“Barton Malow’s culture is driven by our core purpose of building people, projects and communities, and we firmly believe our success is measured by our impact in these areas,” said Mike VanSickel, Director of Business Development with Barton Malow. “The Barton Malow Foundation is committed to continuing our work with RIR Cares and Flying Squirrels Charities to build better communities through RVA Field of Dreams Fest.”

Noted Todd “Parney” Parnell, Vice-President and COO of Richmond Flying Squirrels: “We are thrilled to once again partner up with Richmond and Barton Malow on a meaningful, impactful and fun project that will not only leave participants and spectators with unique experiences and memories, but also a tangible impact on the community through our collective charities.”

Added Dennis Bickmeier, Richmond International Raceway President: “We are proud to continue our partnership with the Barton Malow Foundation and Flying Squirrels Charities as we work to collectively give back to our community. Rally in the Alley will provide another unique fan experience over our fall NASCAR weekend and help raise funds to continue the mission of RVA Field of Dreams Fest.”

Proceeds from Rally in the Alley will go to the initiative of “Renovating Richmond’s Recreation.” The Barton Malow Foundation, Flying Squirrels Charities and RIR 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 plans for future projects at 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.

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 priced at $100. General admission tickets will go on sale at a later date. VIP tickets are available at the Richmond box office, via phone at 866-455-7223 and online at rir.com.

Rally in the Alley will conclude a week of bowling, as the Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship will take place Sept. 3-6. QubicaAMF, which is headquartered in Richmond, will build four state-of-the-art lanes inside the Old Dominion Building at the Richmond Raceway Complex for the event.

Tickets for the Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship cost $25 for three days of access Sept. 4-6. Individual tickets for Sept. 6 are $20, while sessions one and two on Sept. 4-5 are $10 per event. Tickets are available at the Richmond box office, via phone at 866-455-7223 and online at rir.com.

Richmond’s 2017 NASCAR season will conclude with two nights of racing “under the lights” on Sept. 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 at Richmond.

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