Worthwhile cause: Last year’s Bowl for Kids Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser was a success with several teams participating and several thousand dollars raised to go towards the local program. Jared Fenwick

More bowling teams needed for the Bowl for Kids Sake

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rimbey are looking for some community minded people to sign up for their big fundraiser

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rimbey are looking for some community minded people to sign up for their big fundraiser challenge, Bowl for Kids’ Sake.

The event, to be held Sun., March 1 at Strikers Alley, promises to be fun for everyone.

“It really is a fun day,” said Annette Peck, BBBS program director. The money raised stays right here in the community,” she added.

The theme of the fundraiser is medieval so if bowling teams want to dress up in appropriate costumes such as princesses or knights it would add to the fun and also afford the opportunity to win a prize.

The goal of the Bowl for Kids’ Sake is to raise $15,000 to help Big Brothers Big Sisters, a local program which offers positive mentoring opportunities between responsible and caring adult volunteers and youth in need of additional attention and role models.

“The program has been fantastic,” said Peck. “We have 27 matches and we also run Go Girls through the program. Go Girls teaches young girls the importance of active living, balanced eating and feeling good about themselves.”

Teams participating in the Bowl for Kids fundraiser may consist of up to six people and there will be lots of door prizes, pledge-collection prizes and costume prizes.

The team entry fee of $300 may be increased by collecting pledges online at www.rimbeybbbs.kintera.org or with a pledge sheet which is available at the office of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Teams who collect their entry fees online will have more chances to win great prizes. The grand prize will go to the team that raises the greatest amount of money online.

Gold sponsors ($350) will have the company name displayed at the end of a bowling lane throughout the event and the name will also be printed in the Bowl for Kids Sake program.

Silver sponsors ($250) will have their company name displayed from the ceiling throughout the event. The name will also be printed in the Bowl for Kids Sake program. Bronze sponsors ($150) will have their name displayed on a table centerpiece throughout the event.

All sponsors including prize or refreshment sponsors will have their name promoted prior to the event.

For more information or to register call Annette Peck at 843-1066 or email her at rimbeybbbs@yahoo.ca.