Monday, March 24, 2014

Bowl for Kids Sake 2014 generates $33,000 for the local Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

The bowling event that was held on Friday, March 7th & Saturday, March 8 at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney Treaty Lanes in Greenville with nearly 50 bowling teams consisting of 4 to 5 people in attendance.

The agency would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who supported their biggest fundraiser of the year. The money raised goes directly towards establishing one-to-one mentoring relationships between caring adults and vulnerable children.

Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to send a big shout out to the community for their awesome support of our fund raising event!! To date our preliminary figures show we raised $33,000.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a nationally recognized event, and almost 700 agencies across the county participate and hold the event. Big Brothers Big Sisters evaluates its effectiveness and impact on a national and local level. Results show that children who are mentored are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and peers and are less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County has drawn the winners of the Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2014 Prizes:

Grand Prize winner was Don Mumford of Sidney, who generously donated the $500 prize back to the Big Brothers Big Sisters agency. Val Leigeber of Sidney won the prize for most money raised by a bowler, and the package winners where Alex Wilt of Fort Loramie, Carolyn Leiss of Sidney, Harold Leiss of Sidney, and Val Leigeber of Sidney. The prize for any bowler who participated was won by Joe Rizzo of Lewistown.
Great BIG thanks go to all of the companies that sponsored the event and helped make it a success. It is greatly appreciated.

Volunteer mentors are always needed; call the office at 937-492-7611 or 937-547-9622 for more information. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a United Way member agency.

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