If you need an additional push to attend tonight’s Bowl with a Goal event, picture Matt Turner singing Justin Timberlake.
Yes, that could be a reality.
On Wednesday, the New England Revolution will hold their fourth annual Bowl for a Goal event from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Splitsville Luxury Lanes in Patriot Place. The event invites fans to mingle with their favorite Revs players, coaches, and personalities with all profits going to Special Olympics Massachusetts.
Bowling is just one part of the night, as there will also be a silent auction, as well as complimentary food and drink. Massachusetts native and singer/songwriter Ashley Jordan will be on hand to entertain throughout the night.
While all of this is great, fans should perhaps be most excited about Turner singing. In an online fan vote, Turner edged out Andrew Farrell to be the player that must take the stage on Wednesday.
This, as you can imagine, is a new situation for Turner.
“The only singing I really do is in the car or shower,” Turner joked. “We’ll see how it goes on Wednesday.”
Turner may not be a karaoke star, but he has been frequently compared to Sam Smith due to their similar looks. That said, don’t expect the netminder to sing a song written by his doppelganger.
“I can’t reach those same notes as Sam Smith,” Turner said. “I can’t get up that high. I’m more of a Justin Timberlake, NSYNC guy, so maybe something along those lines.”
Turner has no problem doing something that’s a bit out of his comfort zone because he knows it’s for a good cause. In fact, Bowl for a Goal is an event that the players look forward to every year.
“It’s a time that all of us can get together outside of just in the locker room,” Turner remarked. “It’s also a chance for us to engage with the fans who purchased tickets to come see us. It’s just a lot of fun.”
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.