SOURCE: Childhelp


October 07, 2014 13:12 ET

Stars to Knock Down Pins, Lift Up Children

Celebrity Bowling Tournament to Bring Actors and Donors Together to Support Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2014) -  Soap opera star Jen Lilley is hosting the "Stars Strike Out Child Abuse Celebrity Bowling Tournament" at Studio City's Pinz Bowling Center Sunday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will support Childhelp, a nonprofit organization devoted to preventing and treating child abuse throughout Southern California and the country.

The "Days of Our Lives" actress, who has backed Childhelp since 2012, has leveraged her Hollywood connections to gather a host of celebrities to join her on the lanes, including "Twilight" saga's Boo Boo Stewart, Nathan Kress of "iCarly" fame, and "General Hospital" favorites Finola Hughes and Ian Buchanan.

Other participating celebrities include: Jonathan Sadowski, Adam Bartley, Ginger Gonzaga, Erin Murphy, Kelly Sullivan, Patrika Darbo, Stevie Lynn Jones, Eric & Eliza Roberts and many more. The stars, many of whom have long supported Childhelp's mission through fundraising, speaking engagements and advocacy efforts, will act as team captains during the event.

Tickets to play on a celebrity team, as well as sponsorships for the event, can be purchased through the Childhelp website.

Operating nationally, Childhelp serves southern California through the Childhelp Merv Griffin Village in Beaumont, Calif., Childhelp Group Homes of Orange County, and Childhelp Foster Family Agencies. Please visit for more information about the event.

About Childhelp:
Since 1959, Childhelp® has brought the light of hope and healing into the lives of countless children as a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping at-risk children. Childhelp's programs and services include residential treatment services, children's advocacy centers, therapeutic foster care, group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp created the Childhelp National Day of Hope®, held each April during National Child Abuse Prevention Month that mobilizes Americans to join the fight against child abuse. For more information, log on to or

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