It’s time to STRIKE IT BIG! Let’s bowl down barriers for local kids.

“BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE”  is our signature event that brings some fun, some team building and interaction across our community in support of youth mentoring programs. We’re heading back to our Bowl for Kids Sake home at Holiday Lanes. Dust off your bowling shoes and plan to join us. 


Bowl for Kids Sake is our signature campaign that’s been around for more than 45 years. The funds raised are crucial as the need for our mentoring programs increases. Every dollar helps us connect more youth in developmental relationships. It’s also an opportunity for your company to participate in a fun activity for a good cause. It’s a great team morale builder as employees place high value on their company being a good citizen. Connectedness to community is vital to our well-being and productiveness, and employees feel this when they are part of a positive initiative in the workplace.


BBBS serves young people who face adversity AND are in need of an additional consistent and supportive Developmental Relationship.  Family challenges, financial insecurity, parental worry and stress are all felt by the children in a family. Isolation and loss of extra-curricular outlets leads to mental health struggles and a sense of disconnection. Having a mentor is proven to mitigate these challenges and improve overall well-being.

In the past 2 years  the need for mentors has elevated by 102%. Currently more than 140 kids are waiting for the chance to be enrolled and matched with a Mentor and the annual cost to support one match is more than $1200.  Without the financial resources to increase our capacity, the waitlist will continue to grow and kids will lose hope. This event is vital to the agency’s ability to meet the ever-growing demand for programs.

EVENT DETAILS – April 30th, May 4th and 5th

We’re excited to see you at Holiday Lanes on Elizabeth Avenue. Our Community Day is happening on Sunday, April 30th and our Corporate Events will be on May 4th & 5th.  As always there will be exciting prizes, incentives, and an amazing raffle to help you raise funds and of course, bragging rights for the companies who win each sector challenge. 

What does raising money during Bowl for Kids Sake accomplish?

Families reach out to Big Brothers Big Sisters in ever-growing numbers for support, and our ability to help them relies on our fundraising success. Creating a new match between a volunteer and child has an annual cost of $1,200. YOU and your team can become a MatchMaker. Aim to raise $1,200 and help invest in the creation of a new match relationship. Every dollar raised helps us help kids!

Your Mission: FUN-RAISE to ignite the full potential of amazing kids!

Ready to Get started? Review the event details page to choose the event that works for you and then register your team or contact Maddy at (709) 368-5437 or email.