By Andrea Cline/Times Sentinel managing editor
— Gordon Hayward, Indycar drivers, Indianapolis Colts football players and other celebrities will help raise money for Z Bowl’s Night Moves event Saturday, April 30.
This is the first ever fundraising event for the group, said Kathy Wood, Z Bowl co-chair.
Wood said the event is an opportunity to raise funds so the group can attract people to Zionsville during the Super Bowl weekend in 2012, which will be held in Indianapolis.
The fundraiser, entitled Night Moves, is an 80s themed celebrity waiter dinner to commemorate the Indianapolis Colts’ notorious overnight move from Baltimore to Indianapolis.
“We thought the 80s theme would be fun and it was a good era,” she said. “I encourage everyone to dress up.”
Wood is familiar with this type of fundraising event, after she hosted a few in Utah for her family’s foundation.
“We had a wonderful time doing it and I thought it would be fun to bring it here and do it here in Zionsville,” she said.
As of Monday, April 18, Wood said she had 33 celebrities sign on to participate. Each table of eight will have one waiter, a celebrity, waiting on each table and those in attendance can get them to do anything for tips, which will be donated to Z Bowl.
“We want patrons to ask the celebrities to do funky stuff such as sing a song,” she said. “The celebrities will not be serving food. They will just be there to entertain the guests.”
There will also be a competition amongst the waiters and whoever wins the most tips at the end of the evening will be crowned king or queen of the waiters, she said.
Along with the ticket price of $100 per person or $750 for a table of eight, there will be a silent auction, a live auction and games including a dunk tank, dancing and a tricycle race.
“People are going to be blown away to see what we do,” Wood said. “It’s going to be a blast!”
The event will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Montgomery Aviation. There are still tickets available, Wood said Monday. To order tickets, send check or money order to: Z Bowl, c/o Night Moves Event, 9716 Autumn Way, Zionsville.
CELEBRITY WAITERS SIGNED ON
Robbie Hummel, Purdue Basketball Star
D.J. Byrd, Purdue Basketball Star
Josh McRoberts, Indiana Pacers Player
Sarah Fisher and her husband Andy O’Gara, Veteran IndyCar driver/owner
Ed and Heather Carpenter, IndyCar Driver with Sarah Fisher Racing
and his wife
Hunter and Jen Smith, Former Colts Punter and his wife
Justin Snow, Indianapolis Colts Long snapper
Kristi Lee, Q95 Radio Personality from The Bob & Tom Show
Dave Smiley, Host of the Smiley Morning Show on WZPL
Katie Stam, Miss America 2009
Jared Fogle, "Subway Guy"
IndianaFever Head Coach, Lin Dunn
Bridget Sloan, Olympic Medalist and World Champion Gymnast
Rosevelt Colvin, Former Purdue Football Star and NFL Player
Bobby Copabianco, Indiana University Basketball Player
Jillian Wunderlich, Miss Indiana USA 2011
Gabrielle Reed, Miss Indiana 2010
Dan Dakich, Former IU Basketball Player and current host on 1070 The Fan
Melina Kennedy, Former Indy Deputy Mayor
Bob Kennedy, Olympic Track Star
Rafael Sanchez, WRTV 6 Consumer Watchdog & Investigative Reporter
Paul Poteet, Radio, Web and TV Personality
Tom Davis, Web Entertainer
AngelaGanote, Fox 59 Anchor
Dave Gunn, AKA Gunner , Q95 Deejay
Naptown Roller Girls, Indy’s Roller Track Derby Team
Ray Cortopassi, Award Winning Media Journalist
Terri Stacy, WIBC Radio Host
Andi Hauser, Co-host of IndyStyle
Larry McWhorter, Zionsville Community High School Head Football Coach
Rick Witsken, #1 Ranked Tennis Player in the U.S. in 35s singles and doubles and
ZMS Girls Tennis Coach
Zuri Hall, The Face of MyINDY-TV
Anne Marie Tiernon, WTHR Healthbeat Reporter and News Anchor
John Stehr, Award Winning TV Journalist
Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz basketball player, also played for Butler University