January 29, 2023
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Charity football bash for autism this Friday

BowenFootball041715-40On Friday, April 15, the Bowen Foundation for Autism will host the 2nd Annual Charity Football Bash at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, MD. This event is expected to attract close to 1,000 spectators to raise money for local children with autism through a charity flag football game. To kick off festivities, a family-friendly tailgate will start at 4:30 pm, and gates to the stadium will open at 6:00 pm. The women will take the field at 6:30 pm, followed by the men’s game at 7:30 pm. During last year’s inaugural event, 60 well-known men and women from the Annapolis area played in the Football Bash which raised more than $50,000 for local families and their children living with autism.

In addition to a men’s and women’s game, there will be music, great food and drink, and a children’s play area complete with moon bounces, an obstacle course and more during this family-friendly event. Maryland Delegate Herb McMillian and Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides will serve as honorary coaches, and the teams consist of almost 70 local business owners and community activists. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at bowenfoundation.org or at the gate. The Bowen Foundation for Autism is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the lives of children living with autism in Maryland.

“The amount of support the community has shown for the Bowen Foundation’s Football Bash is beyond generous, and incredibly humbling,” said Bryan Levy, president of the Bowen Foundation which is named in honor of his son. “So many friends, colleagues and complete strangers have asked how they can help support us and raise money for local families. It is going to be an incredibly fun evening and we hope this community will show up in droves to root for—or against—their favorite players!” 

Katcef Brothers and Bud Light are the title sponsors of the Football Bash and dozens of local businesses have also offered their support. Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie is a premier sponsor, and team sponsors include Annapolis Pediatrics, D’Camera Group, Homefix Custom Remodeling, and Walnut Hill Landscape Company. Additional sponsors include Koons Annapolis, Chesapeake Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, Constellation, Curtis Real Estate Company, Level Up Boxing, Athletic Field Consultants, SurgCenter Development, Apple Signs and The Arc of the Central Chesapeake, among others.

Photos from last year’s event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.924725730882897.1073741913.126484817373663&type=3.

The complete roster for the Bowen Foundation for Autism’s Charity Football Bash includes:


Bryan Levy (Captain), XChanger Companies, Inc.
Bryan Klepper, Chesapeake Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Center
Chip Parmele, Annapolis Pediatrics
Chris Hennings, St. Mary’s Elementary School
Jerry Mullins, National Mining Association
Jerry South, Towne Park
Jody Brue, Revolution Foods
Joe Decesaris, Cypress Homes

Lance Baird, Heritage Mechanical and St. Mary’s High School Football
John McGrath, Annapolis Pediatrics
Lou Geiger, Agency of Record
Mark Peck, Skyline Technology Solutions
Matt Adwell, Adwell Services
Rich Nelson, PCM Services
Rick Baxter, PCM Services
Scott Broerman, Fleet Feet Sports
Coach: Delegate Herb McMillian

Rich Curtis (Captain), Curtis Real Estate
Abhay Chaudhari, ASI Government
Andrew Fox, Level – A Small Plates Lounge
David Lillefloren, Exelon Generation
Dean D’Camera, D’Camera Group
Eric Donoway, Wounded Warrior Project
Harvey Grant, G4 Beverages
Jeremy Parks, Jerome J. Parks Companies
Joe McGovern, Stan and Joe’s Saloon
John Rivers, The Mosquito Man
Kevin Cooke, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Mark Marek, BoHan Contracting
Marc Whynock, Camo50
Mike Duvall Jr., FosterThomas, Inc.
Phil Gerdes, VeeGr Holdings, LLC
Coach: Mayor Michael Pantelides 


Meghan Tieff (Captain), Meghan Tieff Training and ID Life
Cassie Weithman, Bud Light on Behalf of Katcef Brothers
Christy Williams, Cintas
Gina Shaw, Dock Street Bar and Grill
Jean Nutwell, Metro Concrete Scanning
Jen Elchin, Curtis Real Estate
Karen Britton, Curtis Real Estate
Kristin Allender
Kristin Gillis Long
Kristina Meagher
Mary Naylor, Walnut Hill Landscape Company
Nicole Melograna
Sharon McGarvey
Shannon Eubanks, First Equity Title
Suzanne Staley, Cooke Medical
Tracy Kaszuba, Playing on behalf of Tyler Zeigler
Wendy Ryan, Associated Realty Investors, Inc.

Coaching Staff: Mitch Suplee & Richard Curtis

Lindsey Rigby (Captain), Eli Lilly and Company
Bridget Ritter Jones, Century Fence Construction
Clarissa Andorfer, Annapolis Pediatrics
Emily Herman, Annapolis Rigging
Erin Russell, 2U, Inc.
Gwyn Reece, Annapolis Pediatrics
Jen Bornemann, True Core CrossFit
Jessica Bowen, Curtis Real Estate
Kirstin Whitaker, Refinery
Margaret Turner, Annapolis Pediatrics
Maryline O’Shea, Beneteau
Megan Back, St. Mary’s Elementary School
Nicole Cochran, Drew Cochran Law
Savannah Dickey, 24 Fitness
Shannon Hexter, Annapolis Neurology
Wendy Septembre, Ceva Animal Health

Coaching Staff: John Lamon & Bryan Levy

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