Eric Cooper Memorial Bowling Tournament

Eric Cooper Memorial Bowling Tournament Presented by the Iowa Cubs

Thank you to everyone who has supported this event in memory of MLB umpire Eric Cooper. Keep checking back for details about our 2024 event in Des Moines, Iowa! 

UMPS CARE is hosting a bowling tournament in memory of MLB Umpire Eric Cooper in his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa. The tournament will raise funds to support the 2020 Eric Cooper All-Star Scholarship recipient – Marcus Lo, who was adopted later in life and is scheduled to graduate with BOTH his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the Spring of 2024 from the University of Southern California. MLB umpire Gabe Morales and the Cooper family have served as Marcus’ mentors throughout his college journey. 

Help us carry on Coop’s legacy.

For sponsorship information, please contact Jennifer Skolochenko-Platt at


Sunday, November 19, 2023


Gameday Lanes (formerly Merle Hays Lanes), Des Moines, IA


4 PM to 7 PM



Shawn Edwards – A+ Lawn

The Carpenter and Dougherty Families

Michelle and Mike Everitt 

David Groen

Gene La Suer

Mentor Iowa and The John Parsons Project

Larry Jacobus

Travis Simpson – Juuuust A Bit Outside 

Larry Young

Beth Cooper

Bill & Donna Cooper

Chad Cooper

Heath Banks

Sam Bernabe

Mike & Michelle Everitt

The Fireside Grille

The Iowa Cubs

Marcus Lo

Nolan Neuroth and The Fireside Grille

Joseph Nelson

Jim & Deanna Reynolds

The Ridgway Family

Sani Enterprise – Andy Swanson