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Bowl for Kids fundraiser set for May 1


Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Fort St. John is kicking off a fundraiser that’s sure to be up your alley.

The 20th annual ‘Bowl for Kids Sake’ is set for May 1, and the organization is encouraging residents to register a team.

BBBS hopes to raise $25,000, which amounts to roughly a third of the local group’s annual gross revenue.

Executive Director Danielle Armstrong says “Donor support makes all of our youth mentoring programs possible, and the need has never been greater,” says Danielle Armstrong, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort St John & Area. “More than 10 local children and youth are currently on waiting lists for a Big Brother or Big Sister. This campaign offers the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of local kids simply by forming a bowling team and collecting pledges. Not only is Bowl for Kids’ Sake a meaningful way to directly help
kids, it’s also great fun.”

Up to 48 teams can take part in the fun tournament. Participants are encouraged to dress up in this year’s theme, which is ’80’s Rewind’.

On top of the event in Fort St. John, the agency will also hold the same fundraiser in Dawson Creek on April 30. All the money raised in two communities will say in those communities.

Teams can collect donations through the fundraiser’s website at: http://fsj.kintera.org/bfks

BBBS is also looking for sponsors in this year’s event. Sponsors can fund an individual team or purchase a platinum sponsorship, which includes support for the entire event.

For more information contact Danielle Armstrong at (250) 787-9674 or visit www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

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