Bennington County, VT – The year was 1987. Ronald Reagan was president, gas was 89 cents, the NY Giants defeated the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI, the world population reached 5 billion people and Bowl For Kids’ Sake was introduced to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bennington County. Thirty years later we are still going strong and knocking those pins down.
On April 1st the community is invited to support Bowl For Kids’ Sake at Bennington Lanes. Funds raised allow Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bennington County to continue to make mentoring matches and provide ongoing assistance to mentors, mentees and families to help sustain long successful relationships unique to its program.
This is a fun, interactive way to make a difference. Local businesses can support the event by becoming event and lane sponsors, donating prizes for the top fundraisers, and encouraging employees to participate as Team Captains and team members. Bowlers then raise money by soliciting pledges from people they know. Each bowler is encouraged to raise a minimum of $50 in pledges; Costumes, clever team names, and friendly competition are also encouraged. Team Spirit awards will be presented in every wave, so dig out your parachute pants and aquanet hairspray and get your friends or coworkers together to form a team.
“Bowl For Kids’ Sake brings the whole community together in support of a positive future for our kids,” said Sue Pierce, BBBS Coordinator in the Northshire. “No matter how someone chooses to be involved – bowler, volunteer or sponsor- each person has a hand in helping to start a child on the right path. Every dollar raised through Bowl For Kids’ Sake stay in the local area to help maintain current matches and to build new ones.”
For more information on Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2017 visit www.ucsvt.org or call 802.442.5491 where you can request more information. Start making an impact on your community by signing up to participate or making a donation. All bowlers receive one game of bowling and shoes, and are eligible for prizes and giveaways. Bowl For Kids’ Sake will take place on Saturday, April 1st at Bennington Lanes. Big Brothers Big Sisters is the youth mentoring program of United Counseling Service.