Tournament host, LA Clippers guard and nine-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul (pictured above), defending champion former NFL star Terrell Owens and Boston Red Sox All-star outfielder and 2016 Major League MVP finalist Mookie Betts headline the list of celebrities scheduled to compete in the eighth fundraiser which benefits the Chris Paul Family Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education, health, sports and social responsibility.
PBA Tour stars scheduled to compete in the Celebrity Invitational are:
Celebrity bowlers who have participated in previous events include NBA stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Blake Griffin, Rudy Gay and Kevin Durant; National Football League stars Michael Strahan, Hines Ward, LaMarr Woodley, Reggie Bush, and C.J. Anderson; hip-hop stars Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Lil Wayne and Nelly, television personality Chris Hardwick, comedian/motion picture star Kevin Hart and television star Jesse Williams.
VIP and Premium Seat ticket packages for the ESPN taping of the event are available here
The Celebrity Invitational begins with a red carpet ceremony at 6 p.m. PT at Lucky Strike LA Live (800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles) with the competition beginning at 7 p.m. The event will be tape-delayed and will air Friday, Feb. 17 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational past winners:
Pete Weber, Terrell Owens team up to win 2016 CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational
Ronnie Russell, French Montana team up to win 2015 CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational
Chris Hardwick, Chris Barnes team up to win 2013 Chris Paul PBA League All-Stars
Blake Griffin helps dethrone teammate in 2012 CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational
Jason Belmonte, Chris Paul repeat as 2011 CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational champs
Clutch shots give Chris Paul, Jason Belmonte victory in 2010 PBA Celebrity Invitational
LeBron James, Jason Couch win inaugural CP3 PBA Celebrity Invitational 2009