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Bowling For Kids In The Cariboo

March 16, 2018
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For over 40 years, Bowl for Kids Sake, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Big Brothers and Sisters agencies across Canada. Debuting in 1973 as Bowl for Millions the name was changed to Bowl for Kids Sake a few years later. Bowl for Kids Sake has been run in Williams Lake for over 20 years and in 100 Mile House we are hosting our third event this year.

If you wish to enter a team, reach out to these people:

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This fundraising event takes the form of a bowl-a-thon where participants secure pledges and then come to the event to enjoy a themed bowling party. The Event in Williams Lake and 100 Mile House has been growing more popular year over year and has been a primary fundraiser for the Agency.  It is a fun, local event, and people look forward to it each year.

Unique to our Event is the ability for registered teams to challenge other businesses to participate in the event. Research shows employees, even those that don’t personally volunteer, feel greater pride and loyalty toward an employer that supports a respected cause like Big Brothers Big Sisters. Because Bowl For Kids Sake relies on teambuilding, employees tell us it strengthens relationships with co-workers and their commitment to their organization. Big Brothers Big Sisters has a significant track record of building and maintaining effective partnerships that benefit the community and local businesses. Most of the participants form teams through their company or organization.

Each year the Board and Staff Team enjoy deciding on a Theme for the Event.  This gives participating teams the opportunity to dress up and enjoy the event even more.  Registered Teams can win a grand prize for the highest pledges raised as well as smaller prizes for Best Dressed and Most Enthusiastic. Our Events take place in Williams Lake on April 6th and 7th and 100 Mile House on April 14th.  In Williams Lake we have had teams that have been bowling with us since the event started; these supporters come back every year to be a part of the fun.   The addition of the Team Challenge has encouraged the participation of diverse number groups in the community and also adds to the fun of the event. Partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters through Bowl For Kids’ Sake makes a measurable, long-lasting impact on our community

Funds raised at this event will support programming for local children and youth in both communities. Mentoring has the potential to bring about positive change. Like adults, children and youth are social beings who live their lives in the context of relationships with others. The goal of mentoring is to make connections with children and youth, forming a positive relationship based on empowerment. These qualities lay the foundation for young people as they work to succeed and develop life skills.  Supporting Bowl for Kids Sake allows Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake and 100 Mile House to support local children and youth reach their full potential. The support we have received has had a lasting effect on the young people of our community.

 

Writer: Melissa Newberry, Big Brothers and Sisters Williams Lake

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