What is Bowl for Kids’ Sake?
Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature fundraiser. Each year half a million people across America come together to have fun and raise money to support Big Brothers Big Sisters as we change how children grow up! Bowl For Kids’ Sake is the perfect way for individuals to make an impact on our community- it only takes a little bit of effort to raise the money that is vital to our program’s success.
As a “thank you” for your support and enthusiasm, Big Brothers Big Sisters host a celebratory party at your local bowling center. No bowling expertise is required, only the willingness to share in our heartfelt and sincere thanks for helping us transform our community.
Where does the money go?
Big Brothers Big Sisters depends on donations to conduct background checks on volunteers to ensure child safety; and provide ongoing support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships.
Your role in this effort to help local children can not be over stated: We need your help to raise community awareness of the challenges faced by local children and to ask for the financial support need to help change the trajectory of a child’s life.
How can I get involved?
Step 1: Round up 4 friends to join you on a bowling team! Register a team for a bowling time by calling the branch office nearest you.
Polk County event: November 1 – Karen Dacey – 828-859-9230
Buncombe County event: March 7 – Jamye Davis – 828-253-1470
Henderson County event: Date TBD – Jeff Kowalak – 828-693-8153
Haywood County event: Date TBD – Kip Rollins – 828-356-2148
Step 2: Raise funds before the event to support Big Brothers Big Sisters programs in your local county! Each bowler raises a minimum of $50 to participate! You can use our online fundraising to raise money easily and securely! Just create a fundraising page and email your friends and family! Click on the link for the event you are supporting! Click “Register”; if you cannot attend the event,choose “Be a Virtual Bowler”. Otherwise, choose “Create a team” or “Join a team”.
Buncombe County: www.firstgiving.com/bbbswnc/bowl-for-kids-sake-2015-buncombe-county
Henderson County: Coming soon
Haywood County: Coming soon
Step 3: Remind your team members the event date and your team’s bowling time. Encourage them in their fundraising efforts!
Step 4: Bring the money you have raised to the event! A list of donations you raised online will be at the check-in table at the event. Each bowler who raises at least $50 will receive a free t-shirt, free pizza and will have the chance to win cool door prizes!