The Bowl for Kids’ Sake event held last Sunday in Rimbey was a striking success with all participants having fun while donating financially to a worthwhile cause.
Annette Peck, program director for Big Brothers Big Sisters said she was pleased with the event, adding she is grateful for the support received from the community.
“There are so many people in our area that want to support children and youth and make this day a success,” she said. “We had great support with 22 teams, wonderful sponsors, tons of prizes and delicious foods donated by local businesses. Not everyone dressed up, but ones that did looked very medieval.”
Bowl for Kids’ Sake raised more than $12,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rimbey.
Top fundraiser was Niels VanVelsen who raised more than $1,000 in pledges and is a Big Brother, himself.
As a winner of the grand prize, VanVelsen will receive tickets for two to Jasper on via rail and a pass for the Edmonton International Raceways.
Peck commended VanVelsen for his exemplary fundraising efforts and his role as a Big Brother.
“We are always searching for mentors like Niels who are willing to spend an hour a week to make a difference in one child’s life,” she said.