It’s Not About the Bowling … It’s About the Kids
Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Livingston County’s signature event. For more than 25 years they have hosted this fundraiser which raises money for the much needed mentoring programs in the county.
On March 8, 9, and 10, Striking Lanes in Hartland is host to this major bowl-a-thon. Teams made up of 5 members register with the agency to raise awareness and dollars. Each bowler is asked to raise a minimum of $60.00 per person to bowl in the Community Bowl. Donors, corporations, individuals, and
businesses come together at this fun-filled event and celebrate mentoring.
Big Brothers Big Sisters turns this event into a “Thank You” party for their bowlers by providing 2 games of bowling, pizza, Pepsi, and door prizes. WHMI staff are at the microphone cheering on the bowlers and handing out door prizes. Sunrise Rotary is again volunteering as 50/50 ticket sellers.
“This is our largest fundraising campaign of the year,” stated Executive Director, Shari Davis-Schoech. “Money raised through this event enables the agency to match children in a professionally supported one-to-one relationship with a caring mentor.”
The money raised at Bowl For Kids’ helps to support Community-Based
mentoring and Site-Based programs like Big Futures at Round, Lunch Buddies at
Lakes and Creekside, and Rockin’ Readers at Lakes. Over 50 children from Hartland are being mentored through Big Brothers Big Sisters.
On Sunday March 10th, Bowl For Kids’ Sake has a special time for youth to bowl. At 3:00pm, School Challenge youth bowlers from all over the county come and bowl for the kids having raised a minimum of $30.00 each. The same great format as the Community Bowl is followed with the exception of the minimum pledge requirement and the kids bowl one game. Each youth participant
receives a 2013 Bowl For Kids’ t-shirt for having fun and helping kids.
This year, the agency is experiencing a slow registration, but it’s not too late. There is still time before March 8th to form your 5 person team and keep the mentoring programs in Hartland strong. Every dollar raised at this event stays in Livingston County.
For more information on Bowl For Kids’ Sake, call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 517-546-1140 or visit their website, www.bbbslc.net.