Bowl your way into a child’s future

What better way to spend your Saturday, than to go bowling with a group of your friends at the local bowling alley. Imagine competing with your friends, winning prizes, meeting new people, and eating delicious refreshments, all while attending a community event that is raising money to help support a national organization for children. If you want to participant in an event like this, you’re in luck; the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization has an event just for you! The Bowl for Kids’ Sake event is on March 27th, where you can indulge in these activities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is a successful non-profit organization that provides mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them. Children from the ages of 7-14, are paired with a “big” that matches their needs and fits the description of a friend that they are looking for. BBBS has proven to help provide children by creating brighter futures, maintaining positive behaviors in school and at home and also creating a stronger community.

Since BBBS is a non-profit organization, it is only funded by the donations that it receives. The more money that is raised at the Bowl for Kids’ Sake event, the more children that BBBS can help serve. Every donation that is given to this organization will help BBBS in continuing to provide children with a friend, a mentor and a chance to change their lives.

On March 27, 2010, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Columbia County will be holding its’ 28th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser at the P-Nut Bowl bowling alley in Bloomsburg. Bowlers of all ages are invited to this all day event which starts at 9:00 a.m. and continues till 5:00 p.m. There will be refreshments, music, raffles, and even a chance to meet a “Big” or “Little”, if you are looking to be a part of BBBS.

How do you sign up? All you need to do for registration is get together a team of five bowlers and fill out a team registration form. Each team member is encouraged to raise at least $50 in pledges.

What’s the catch? The more money you raise, the more prizes you can win.

Can you donate and not bowl? Not everyone enjoys bowling, but donating for a good cause is always fun. Sponsors who donate are also eligible for prizes and recognition of their donation.

This event is right around the corner, so start warming up, collect as many donations from sponsors as you can, and put on those bowling shoes, because the best way to spend a Saturday, is bowli

ng to ensure the happiness of a child. Who knows, you might even find a little bowler that you will want to become a big brother or big sister to!

Register online at www.bbbswb.org/bfks

For more information call Big Brothers Big Sisters at (800) 955-4376

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