By Energeticcity.ca Staff
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort St John is kicking off the new decade by asking local businesses and residents if helping children is up their alley.
If the answer is yes, they are urged to put on their bowling shoes and take part in Bowl For Kids Sake 2010, a “fun” raising campaign to provide local mentoring for kids in need of a Big Brother Big Sister relationship. This year’s Bowl For Kids Sake fund raising target is $25,000.00!! Bowl For Kids Sake (BFKS) is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort St John’s signature fundraising campaign. The event takes place Sunday April 25th at Fort Bowling Lanes in Fort St. John.
Friends, family, co-workers, local businesses, politicians and media put teams together and recruit donors to support their team. Then the teams attend Fort Bowling Lanes on the day of the event to bowl and have fun in support of mentoring services for local children and youth.
We continue to see a high demand for child and youth mentoring in Fort St John. More than 20 children and teenagers are on waiting lists for a Big Brother or Big Sister and some wait as long as two years for a match. “There is a great need for funds to help our children and youth get the guidance and support they require to develop into caring, successful adults,” says Danielle Armstrong, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort St John. “It takes a village to raise a child, and there is no better way to help kids in need in our community than to form a Bowl For Kids Sake team, collect pledges and have fun in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs. We are urging local businesses and residents to step up for our children by participating and having fun.”
To find out more call 250-787-9674 or donate online, visit Bowl For Kids Sake at http://fsj.kintera.org/bfks