by Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Many of the Phillies will be taking off their cleats and lacing up their bowling shoes tonight, for charity.

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It’s the major fundraiser of the year for Philadelphia Futures, the nonprofit that helps low-income students get to college and succeed there.

It’s a sold-out celebrity bowling tournament at South Bowl.

Phils catcher Carlos Ruiz is the host, and Philadelphia Futures Executive Director Joan Mazzotti says Chooch has personally sponsored six of the students.

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“That means they will have an account of $6,000 that they will be able to draw down on, once they enroll in college, that will be used for their books and other college-related expenses,” said Mazzotti.

Ruiz this year is being inducted into the Philadelphia Futures hall of Fame for his six-year commitment to the organization.

So, who is the Phillies’ best bowler?

“I have to say, Ryan Howard from the very beginning has been spectacular on the lanes,” claims Mazzotti

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The event called “Get in the Game” has raised nearly $2 million dollars for Philadelphia Futures over the last 16 years.