The Motown Legacy Continues: Friends of Fuller B. Gordy ‘Strikefest’ Set for Nov. 9

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Fuller B. Gordy

*Beverly Hills, CA – Held as one of the most prestigious family oriented charity events on the West Coast, the 9th Annual Friends of Fuller B. Gordy “Strikefest” will take place on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

The evening will bring together noted entertainment celebrities, politicians, prominent business leaders and Motown Alumni to celebrate the legacy of late Motown Executive, Fuller B. Gordy, for a memorable night of competition bowling, exciting live entertainment, catered buffet, silent auction, and more!

Fuller Gordy, a Motown VP and older brother of Motown Founder, Berry Gordy, was known throughout the entertainment industry, as a caring humanitarian and mentor to many. In the early 60’s, Gordy also gained recognition as a successful bowler, becoming the first Black Bowler, from Michigan, to be inducted into the Professional Bowlers Association.

As a tribute to his humanitarian and bowling legacies, Fuller’s daughter, a former Motown vice president, Iris Gordy and granddaughter, television and social media talk show host Karla Gordy Bristol, founded the Friends of Fuller

(FOF) “Strikefest” in 2008. Over the years the event has attracted individuals from the entertainment and political arena such as, The Supremes’ Mary Wilson, Sherrie Payne, Debbie Allen, Al Jarreau, Obba Babatunde,

Evelyn “Champagne” King, Teena Marie, Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis, James Pickens, Jr., Freda Payne, Howard Hewitt, Beverly Todd, Judy Pace, Stephanie Spruill, Eloise Laws, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and former Congresswoman Diane Watson.

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Mother (Iris Gordy – Right) and daughter (Karla Gordy-Bristol – left) combo present the annual FoF event

Friends of Fuller B. Gordy is a charitable organization dedicated to honoring outstanding, yet unsung individuals and organizations, which assist those who educate and inspire youth and work to maintain the support systems that uplift the disadvantaged. Being honored this year are Jenesse Center, Inc. and Lifedriven Foundation, Inc.

The 9th Annual Friends of Fuller B. Gordy Strikefest will be held at Corbin Bowling Center, located at 19616 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA from 6:00PM – 10:30PM.

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