The Polk County Democratic Party’s team at last year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake: Frances Parker (left), Judy Arledge, Margaret Johnson and Becky Kennedy. (photo submitted by Karen Dacey)

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BBBS Bowl for Kids’ Sake Nov. 10

Published 10:24pm Thursday, October 11, 2012

Big Brothers Big Sisters will host its Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 10. The event will take place again at Autumn Lanes in Forest City, N.C. from noon-2 p.m.
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is looking for businesses, organizations and individuals to participate. Local businesses can support Bowl For Kids’ Sake by becoming event and lane sponsors, donating prizes for the top fundraisers and encouraging employees to participate as team captains and team members. Area churches, clubs, schools, families and friends can organize teams as well. Bowlers then raise money by soliciting pledges from people they know. Each bowler raises a minimum amount in pledges, and all are encouraged to raise more. Participants who raise the most funds are recognized at the event with special awards.
You can visit www.bbbswnc.org to create your own fundraising page, or choose a team to support and donate online even if you can’t make it to the event.
Every bowler has a chance to win door prizes. Teams are made up of four to five people and each bowler receives two free hours of bowling, including shoes, pizza, drinks and a T-shirf.
Bowl For Kids’ Sake is a way anyone can support the Big Brothers Big Sisters vision – that all children achieve success in life. Not everyone may be able to serve as a mentor for a child, but by participating in this event as a donor, bowler, team captain or sponsor, anyone can help start a child on the right path. Every dollar raised through Bowl for Kids’ Sake directly funds mentoring programs in the Polk County and Landrum service area, and helps maintain and sustain professionally supported mentoring relationships designed to increase kids’ chances for success.
This year, Bowl for Kids’ Sake was shifted back a few months to allow for the development of another BBBS fundraiser in February, Have a Heart for BBBS.  Bowl for Kids’ Sake continues to serve as the agency’s largest fundraiser, raising more than 20 percent of its operating revenues to support youth mentoring programs.
Businesses wishing to sponsor the event, those who are interested in bowling and volunteers who would like to help out on the bowling date are encouraged to call now for more information. Sponsorship opportunities are open through Nov. 1.
To take part in this year’s event, email polk@bbbswnc.org or call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 828-859-9230.
– article submitted
by Karen Dacey

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