Bowl For Kids Sake
Big Brothers Big Sisters Rock N’ Rolled Through Bowl for Kids Sake 2018
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton wrapped up another annual Bowl for Kids Sake. The events were held on Saturday February 24th at Strike Point Bowling Centre in Lindsay and Saturday March 3rd at Fast Lane in Minden. Participants enjoyed dressing to the theme of Rock N’ Roll and the best dressed were awarded with a prize for their efforts.
The final amount raised was $32,702. The participants that raised the most pledges were awarded prizes for their amazing efforts to raise the most money. The top individual was Kelly Moore from Minden Lions Club $1,140 (Boston Pizza Gift Certificate), second individual was Veronica Wickens from Omemee Lions Club $1,135 (Lindsay Krown Rust Control Application) and third was James Mulhern from Lindsay and District Labour Council $1,113 (Cardinal Coach Tours Gift Certificate). The top team was the Lindsay & District Labour Council raising $2,482.08 who were awarded a table for 8 at the organizations upcoming BIG Dinner/Auction; a special shout out goes to the two teams from the Kinsmen Club of Lindsay for raising $2,391.
The funds raised through this event remain in our community to support one to one mentoring programs that assist children with reaching their full potential. The Social Return on Investment is $18 for every dollar raised through this event.
Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to thank all those that participated in this year’s event, whether it was the bowlers, lane sponsors, prize sponsors, volunteers or the owners of the bowling lanes. Together we are assisting children and youth with becoming contributing community members. Children and youth who have had the benefit of a friendship with a caring mentor are more likely to complete a post secondary education, find higher paying employment, donate back to the community at a higher rate and volunteer their time to their community; realizing the social return on investment into mentoring programs.
Those that would like to consider mentoring can contact the organization at 705-324-6800 or visit www.bigbrothersbigsisters.info .