Dave, Brian, and John all bowled leagues for years. They decided to leverage their love for the sport, tournament experience and the fact that lots of family members/friends were also avid bowlers to create the Strikes for Hope Charity Bowling Tournament. The inaugural event took place in January, 2008. The first bowling event was very successful, raising over $10,000. All proceeds donated to The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting cancer research.