GREEN BAY, Wis. (Feb. 15, 2019) — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin (BBBSNEW) 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 on Friday, Feb. 22, at Ashwaubenon Lanes.
The 41st annual Green Bay 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 brings people together for youth mentoring,” says Katie Hess, executive director. “The support from this event directly affects 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 Green Bay Packaging, the Green Bay Packers, Fox Communities Credit Union and Schreiber, with promotional support from WQLH FM Star 98.
More than 180 bowlers helped raise nearly $66,000 in net revenue last year.
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 5:30 and 8 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: 5:30 and 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22
Where: Ashwaubenon Lanes, 2929 Allied St., Green Bay
Cost: $75 per bowler
Register: bbbsnew.org or call Deb Polster, 920-489-3544