Panthers coach Rivera’s Bowl-A-Palooza raises $100K for Ronald McDonald House

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera held his Bowl-A-Palooza event Saturday morning to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, according to WSOC-TV.

“We’re working with the Ronald McDonald House because it works with families and gives families that really can’t afford it the opportunity to be close to their children when they’re in the hospital,” Rivera said. “It made a lot of sense to get involved with them.”

Panthers’ players were on hand for the event as well.

“The most important thing today is the Ronald McDonald House,” said Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly. “I think it’s something that’s very important to Coach Rivera, something he takes pride in supporting. And it’s something fun for us to do, come out here, meet the fans and obviously support a good cause.”

“I’m glad we’re having it again this year. It’s been a good time every year we’ve done it,” said Panthers linebacker Jason Williams.

The event was sold out, and players joined teams of bowlers competing for fun prizes. The event raised over $100,000.