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Big Brothers Big Sisters “Bowl for Kids’ Sake”
Big Brothers Big Sisters “Bowl for Kids’ Sake”

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks Sponsors, Volunteers and

Teams to “Bowl for Kids’ Sake”


Muskegon MI: Volunteers and community members are lacing up their bowling shoes to help all children achieve success in life.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore is holding its largest and longest running annual fundraiser Bowl for Kids’ Sake throughout the month of March along the Lakeshore.  Bowlers are asked to solicit pledges, and then bowl with their team at one of the 6 events the Agency is hosting in Grand Haven, Muskegon or Hart.  Money raised from these events is used to seek and support mentors for children in need of a caring and consistent adult in their lives.


Bowlers are asked to raise a minimum of $75 in pledges or a team goal of at least $300 for a team of four.  Teams are treated to bowling, pizza and pop along with the chance to win great prizes while playing the Agency’s version of Minute To Win It games.  “These events are a fun way to make a positive impact in a child’s life” says BBBSL Director Cindy Timmerman.  “It isn’t about your bowling skills, you can bowl a strike or a gutterball and the kids will still win.”  To take part in this year’s events, call Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore (231-798-1391) to receive the necessary forms to register a team and start collecting pledges. 


Local business can support the event by becoming event sponsors, donating prizes, and encouraging employees to participate as a bowler or a volunteer during the events.  Event sponsorship levels included $5000 Platinum, $2500 Gold, $1000 Silver, $1000 Pizza & Pop, $500 Bronze and $250 Copper.  Businesses wishing to sponsor the event and volunteers who would like to help out during the bowling events are also encouraged to call for more information.


Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2015:

March 6th: Starlight Lanes, Grand Haven, 7pm

March 7th: Northway Lanes, Muskegon, 7pm

March 13th: Sherman Bowling Center, Muskegon, 7pm

March 14th: FOE Bowling Club, Hart, 7pm

March 15th: Bob-Hi Lanes, Muskegon, 1pm

March 21st: Northway Lanes, Muskegon, 7pm


The 110 year old agency is faced with an ever-increasing number of parents requesting mentors for their children.  Over 90 children are currently waiting to be matched or to begin the enrollment process for the agency’s Community-Based program.  This month’s events will help bring awareness of the great need for volunteers (Bigs) as well as funding for the Agency.


Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships.  Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (Littles) with screened volunteer mentors (Bigs) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. 


Locally Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore has served thousands of children, volunteers and families in Ottawa, Muskegon, Oceana, and Mason Counties since 1969. The agency serves an average of 300 matched and unmatched Littles annually through traditional one-on-one community based matches and site based Lunch Buddy’s mentoring programs.


Additional information about the agency is available at www.bbbslakeshore.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or watch fun videos of our events on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My_4C8EXCj8)


Submitted by:  Darcy Brady, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore, 231-798-1391, ext 221 or darcy@bbbslakeshore.org