At first glance, Project ALS' "Bowling Experience" benefit at NYC's Lucky Strike Lanes last night seemed primed for some cuthroat celeb competition. Who doesn't love a heated game of bowling? However due to a) the worthwhile purpose of the event: to raise funds for scientific research and, ultimately, a cure for ALS and b) the friendly celebs in attendance: Sarah Silverman, Jesse L. Martin, Justin Theroux, Caroline Rhea, Josh Charles, Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller, Janeane Garofolo, Katie Couric, Richard Kind, Tom Cavanagh, Fisher Stevens, etc., the atmosphere was one giant warm, non-confrontational fuzzy.

"I got involved through a mutual friend," Sarah Silverman told PopEater. "It seems so hopeful, they're making such strides. Whenever you can do something, it's easy to come." Silverman wasn't as hopeful about her bowling game though. "I never know if I'm going to have a good night or a bad night, bowling-wise. It's pretty unpredictable."