Community invited to Shawano Bowl For Kids’ Sake on Jan. 19

January 4, 2019

Team bowling event supports youth mentoring in Shawano County

Teams of supporters helped raise nearly $14,000 in net revenue last year for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shawano County at Bowl For Kids’ Sake. This year’s event is Saturday, Jan. 19. Teams can register through Jan. 17 at Follow the event on Facebook at

SHAWANO, Wis. (Jan. 4, 2019) — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin invites the community to participate in Bowl For Kids’ Sake, the agency’s signature fundraiser combining bowling and team spirit with a pledge drive to support youth mentoring in Shawano County, on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Lakeshore Lanes.

The fourth annual event takes participants to “Infinity and Beyond!” with an outer space theme that encourages teams to dress the part of their favorite outer space icon — planets and the Milky Way, aliens and astronauts, or characters from popular TV and movies like “Star Trek” and “Star Wars.”

Company and team sponsorships combined with individual bowlers who raise pledges will help raise money to support programming for this year.

“Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a fun way for individuals and companies to make an impact on the youth of Shawano County,” says Katie Hess, executive director. “The support from this event directly affects the children, whose mentors help them broaden their perspective and start on a path in life to fulfill their potential.”

The event is made possible by lead sponsor Novolex, the Green Bay Packers and BMO Harris Bank, along with promotional support from WTCH 96.1 FM and AM 960.

Most participants are not regular bowlers. Bowl For Kids’ Sake is about having fun for a good cause. Participants can register to bowl and collect pledges online or download a pledge form to track their fundraising.

Bowlers will receive two free games of bowling (shoes and ball rental included), food, a T-shirt and chances to win prizes and bucket raffles. Two shifts of teams will bowl at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each bowler collects a minimum of $75 in pledges or a team of five collects a minimum of $375. Teams and individual bowlers are encouraged to register in advance, but can register at the event.

What: Bowl For Kids’ Sake

When: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday Jan. 19

Where: Lakeshore Lanes, 210 Airport Road, Shawano

Cost: $75 per bowler

Questions: Brad Williams, 608-518-7237

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin:100 percent donor and volunteer supported nonprofit organization that provides children facing adversity with professionally supported, enduring one-to-one relationships that improve their lives for the better, forever.

Joy Wick, Marketing and Communications Director
920-489-3536 Office
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