A couple of dozen celebrity bowlers gathered for the 2nd Annual Celebrity Bowl to benefit Friends of the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. The event took place April 20 at Waveland Bowl on Western Avenue.
Dick Uyvari, a Hall of Fame inductee, coordinated the event with assistance from other Hall of Famers. More than $12,000 was raised. Honey West hosted the event, which included bowlers Mary Morten, Chuck Hyde, Modesto "Tico" Valle, Terri Worman, Sheron Webb, Victor Salvo and many more.
Friends of the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) LLC, which annually holds an Induction Ceremony for its honorees. Chicago is the only known municipality that so honors its LGBT residents. See www.GLHallofFame.org .
GLHF is privately funded through the donations of individuals, businesses and organizations, along with its 2013 sponsors, including Absolut Vodka, Boi Magazine, Center on Halsted, Circuit Night Club, GRAB Magazine, House of Blues, Chuck Hyde, International Mr. Leather, J&L Catering, Michael Leppen, Miller Lite, Napleton's Automotive Group, Phil Hannema, Remy Martin V, Rick Aguilar Studios, Sidetrack, Supergurl Images, Dick Uyvari/Joe La Pat, Waveland Bowl and Windy City Media Group (Windy City Times and Nightspots).
Pictured, from left: Gary Chichester, Dick Uyvari, Bill Kelley (seated) and Israel Wright. Photo by Tracy Baim