Bowl For Kids Sake BBBS fundraiser to be held Feb. 27

Published 4:30 pm Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Do you remember the last time you went bowling? Whether youre rolling strikes or gutter balls, its a lively fun experience. Now you can have fun while making a difference to help area children.

Bowl For Kids Sake is the most significant annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Teams are needed to help raise funds for the communitys local BBBS which serves children in Polk County and Landrum. Friends, students, club members, church members, or business associates are urged to form a team of three to five bowlers.

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Each team member raises pledges to participate. Because of its efficiency and support of business sponsors to offset event expenses, the money raised by each participant goes directly to the local programs for area children. Last year, this event raised over $100,000 for programs in seven counties of Western North Carolina, including Polk County, with costs of approximately 10 percent.

Held at Tarheel Lanes in Hendersonville on February 27, Bowl For Kids Sake rewards each bowler with two hours of fun, a t-shirt, two games and shoes, refreshments, the chance to win great door prizes, and the satisfaction of helping Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Since the Big Brother Big Sister programs are completely donor supported, neither the volunteers nor the families served pay any fees for the enrollment interviews, background checks, training, and ongoing support that make these relationships meaningful and lasting for Little Brothers and Little Sisters.

Local support is needed to assure that these trusting friendships continue. For more information about registering to bowl, call 828-859-9230.

The Timken company provides annual support to Big Brothers Big Sisters through Bowl For Kids Sake. Every year a team of Timken employees participates in this fundraising event. With such loyal local support, Big Brothers Big Sisters is able to continue to provide mentoring services to area children.