5th Annual “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” Corporate Bowl Kicks Off A Weekend of Fundraising On April 1st

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Big Brothers Big Sister of the North Country is asking businesses and individuals to come "spare" some time for kids at the 5th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake,

Big Brothers Big Sister of the North Country is asking businesses and individuals to come "spare" some time for kids at the 5th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the organization’s most important – and fun – fundraising event of the year. According to Karen Richmond, who’s spearheading this year’s event, in 2010 participants raised $24,862.96 to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.

The goal for the 2011 Bowl for Kids’ Sake event is $40,000 and the Corporate Bowl will kick off the weekend of fundraising on Friday, April 1 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Seaway Lanes. The fun continues on Saturday, April 2 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. with the Community Bowl at Seaway Lanes; and on Sunday, April 3 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Bowl for Kids’ Sake finishes the weekend of fundraising with the Lewis County Community Bowl at Lewis Lanes.

Bowl for Kids' Sake is about helping kids reach full potential. It raises crucial funds making it possible to provide positive mentors in the lives of kids who need or want them. Participants are asked to form teams of five bowlers and register with the Big Brothers Big Sisters office for a bowling date and time. Bowlers receive pledge forms and then ask their friends, family and co-workers to financially sponsor them in Bowl for Kids' Sake. The team then celebrates its success with a bowling party, which includes two games of free bowling, food and prizes.

Corporate sponsors and participants for the Corporate Bowl are crucial to the success of the 5th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake, according to Karen Richmond. “Boost morale, cultivate teamwork, create a better business and help Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Country,” she states. “Many companies participate in Bowl for Kids' Sake because it is a fantastic way to engage employees while helping our community. This team-building event is a great morale booster that instills pride in your company. Create challenges between your company teams, or challenge other businesses to add to the excitement and improve your outcome. Many companies also match the pledges collected by their employees, which doubles the impact of their fundraising!”

With an exploding population and the growing pressures that are put on families and our youth, Big Brothers Big Sisters is even more relevant. Time and time again, studies have shown the benefits of Big Brothers Big Sisters programs. Last year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Country served more than 700 children in our communities and hope to serve even more in the future. All members of the community can help Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Country reach their goals for 2011 by being a part of the 5th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake. For more information, visit http://www.bfks.kintera.org/northcountry2011.

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