BOM Bowling Bash has fun for all Friday in Alexandria.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video might be worth 10,000.

Case in point – click on the video above to get a look at the food, fun and frolic that everyone involved will enjoy at lunchtime this Friday, July 28, in Alexandria, in the only out-of-town activity during the three-day 2023 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration in Natchitoches.

The LSHOF’s big party starts Thursday evening with the La Capitol Federal Credit Union Welcome Reception, free to all from 5-7 at the LSHOF Museum on the Front Street traffic circle in downtown Natchitoches.

Then the scene shifts to Alexandria and Four Seasons Bowling Center for the Celebrity Rock N Roll Bowling Bash presented by BOM. Everyone is encouraged to wear their finest Rock N Roll gear and come ready for tons of fun, along with plenty of food and an open bar.

To enter or get more information visit and click on the Induction Week button, or call 318-238-4255.

The bowling party will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch catered by Walk On’s Sports Bistreaux for everyone in the house – bowlers and spectators. That’s right – you don’t have to bowl to enjoy the party. Admission is $50 for adults and $25 for youth to mingle, eat, and watch the action.

Bowlers can enter as individuals ($100) or as a team ($400). Teams can be four people paired with a celebrity, or five friends playing without a celebrity.

The headliners on the lanes Friday will be the Class of 2023 LSHOF inductees, including Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte, WNBA All-Star Alana Beard, retired LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri, 14-year MLB pitcher and personality Paul Byrd, Atlanta Braves third base coach and former Texas Rangers World Series manager Ron Washington, and LSU and NFL star wide receiver Wendell Davis.

Among the other celebrities will be previously inducted Hall of Famers and Louisiana sports stars, including many who may ultimately be inducted in future years.

The five-person teams warm up and play a 10-frame game, with the top team winning prizes. The top five individual bowlers and top five celebrities will have playoffs. The bowling party will wrap up about 2 o’clock, in plenty of time for everyone to make it back to Natchitoches for that evening’s free Rockin’ River Fest starting at 6 on the downtown riverbank stage, and the VIP Taste of Tailgating inside Mama’s Oyster House and the Blues Room beginning at 7.

One of the most festive events of the Induction Celebration, the Celebrity Rock N Roll Bowling Bash presented by BOM is an event fit for the avid bowlers or those who just like to have fun. There’s still time for you and your pals or family to join the party.