Rimbey bowl for kids sake fundraiser coming on March 12

Help out a worthy cause by participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rimbey Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser.

 

Join in the fun and excitement this weekend, while helping out a worthy cause by participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rimbey Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser.

The fundraiser is to be held Sunday, March 12 at Strikers Alley in Rimbey.

“It is a great way to shake off the winter and have some fun,” said Annette Peck, program director for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

“Whether you decide to bowl with family, friends or staff, sponsor a bowler or a lane, donate money, food or prizes, all is greatly appreciated.”

Bowl for Kids is a fun event and little or no experience is necessary.

“All games will be bingo bowling and with the Disney theme, a good time will be had by all,” said Peck.

The day will be filled with prizes, contests, games and delicious snacks donated by local restaurants and caterers. Costumes are optional.

The grand prize winner will receive two tickets to Jasper on VIA Rail and many other prizes will be available.

Peck said the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Rimbey is truly wonderful and the funds raised to support it are very much needed.

“We are fortunate to have 27 mentorships right now in the Rimbey and Bluffton area, but some children still wait too long to be matched.”

She noted that Big Brothers and Sisters are always surprised by how much they get back from the children they are matched up with.

“All they need to do is show up and be themselves for one hour a week. Most play games, cards, read or bake and we provide everything that is needed. We try to each kids that the best things in life are free and just an hour a week for one year is a gift that a child will keep for a lifetime.”

Bowling times are still available at two, three and four p.m. For more information about Bowl for Kids’ Sake or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rimbey contact us at 403-843-1066 or rimbeybbs@ponokayouthcentre.com

The Big Brother Big Sister Program is made up of people who volunteer to share a little time with a young person. At Rimbey Big Brothers Big Sisters, there are two important ways to be involved.

In School Mentoring! is a small commitment that makes a big difference. Become a mentor to a child in a school environment. You’ll help build a child’s self-esteem and school performance while having a lot of fun. And it only takes one hour a week during the school year. One child…One hour a week…One big reason to go back to school!

Traditional Mentoring! Traditional mentoring involves a commitment of two hours a week. Little brothers and sisters are great kids anxiously waiting to have fun with someone like you! Children who spend time with a mentor gain confidence, acquire new skills and competencies and develop an enhanced capacity to care for others.

For more information, please call: 403-843-1066.