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Deion Branch can bowl with a bum knee

Post by News Tribune Staff on Aug. 13, 2008 at 1:59 pm with 9 Comments »
August 13, 2008 1:59 pm

This is from Deion Branch’s charitable foundation:

KIRKLAND – Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver Deion Branch and his Deion Branch Charitable Foundation will present a Tuesday evening filled with fun, laughs, celebrity bowling on Tuesday, September 9 to benefit Meningitis Research. The Deion Branch’s "Charitabowl " will begin at 6p.m. on September 9 at Lucky Strike located in Bellevue’s Lincoln Square Mall.

Team sponsorship in the tournament is $2,500 for a four-person team, and includes dinner, parking, a "Charitabowl" limited-edition bowling shirt and a team photo with Deion Branch. Individual tickets are available at a cost of $350. The "Charitabowl" will help raise funds and draw attention to meningitis research.

"My family and I wanted to help raise awareness and money for a cause that is near and dear to our hearts" said Branch, who established his foundation in 2002 after his son, Deiondre, was diagnosed with Meningitis. "It’s a chance for fans to come out, meet my Hawks teammates and raise money for Meningitis Research."

The Deion Branch Charitable Foundation is currently accepting team sponsorships for the September 9th "Charitabowl" event up until 6 p.m. on Friday, September 5. Tickets and table reservations for the fund-raising event can be arranged by calling Matthew Wade, executive director of the Deion Branch Charitable Foundation, at (206) 227-9387 or logging onto

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  1. Shattah206 says:

    It doesn’t say he’ll be bowling.

  2. i think frank was joking, shattah…

  3. FBGHooper says:

    I would hope that if he’s anywhere close to being ready for NFL action that bowling wouldn’t be a big deal.

    I agree it doesn’t say he will be participating, and that headline just screams of a reporter looking to make waves. If you have more information please share.

  4. how about, “deion branch can run the 40 yard dash, pull a semi-truck with his teeth, and do your hair with a bum knee”?

  5. Funny thing about bowling is that I’ve never seen a 250 LB linebacker, 215 LB safety, or 195 LB cornerback hit a guy who was bowling but it happens to WRs all the time and that is hard on their knees. Bowling is harder on their elbows, at least on their drinking arms. Apologies to all the serious bowlers out there, but it isn’t a very physically demanding sport.

    The more exercise Deion gets as he rehabs his knee, the better able he’ll be to take those hits and to make the cuts he needs to do his job. Hurry back Mr. Branch and keep up the good work!

    As for the “Charitabowl” event, good for Deion, it’s what we have come to expect from him, solid community service and high character.

  6. If he does bowl I hope he doesn’t tweek his back putting his shoes on….

  7. LOL, Very Funny!

    It seems as if the training staff needs to be working overtime on relieving those aching backs and the conditioning staff needs to find the right stretching and warm-up exercises to prevent the rash of sore backs.

  8. steven0m says:

    Hy, jammer. I agree totally with your observation about stretching & warm up drills. (ditto M’s). It is so important to be stretched out & loose at all times, I.E. Ichiro, who I don’t think has missed any action because of muscle pulls since arriving here 7 years ago! He is continually stretching to stay loose.

    P.S., I love the blog! being stuck in Apache Junction AZ, it is one of my favorite ways to get Hawks info.

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