2015 Bowl for Kids Sake a success

This was Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe’s 26th Bowl for Kids Sake event.

  • Apr. 2, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Superheroes showed up in droves at the Lacombe Memorial Centre last month to show their support for the youth mentoring programs in Lacombe and Lacombe County.

With a new twist on the event, this was an exciting new adventure this year. In a virtual Wii bowling tournament format there was more opportunity for teams to stay longer and expand the fun and the fundraising. The tournament style was very popular with participants, officials say.

Our 2015 goal for the Saturday bowl was $30,000. The past few years the organization has fallen short of this goal. Officials were pleased to announce this year they had surpassed it with a great community team effort raising $35,503.

These funds will help sustain and grow positive mentoring programs in Lacombe and the County, helping amazing kids that will reach their fullest potential.

The Wii bowling school fundraisers also are hosted by a few local schools. This year the goal matched the weekend at $30,000. The students raised an outstanding $36,784 to support the In School Mentoring programs.

With many government cut back and past declining Bowl for Kids campaigns, the success of this year’s campaign is appreciated more than ever. The total campaign goal was $60,000.

With both campaigns, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District (BBBS) reached an agency record of $72,287.

The programs that are directly and locally-funded by these proceeds are the In School Mentoring, Traditional Mentoring, Kids and Kops, Go Girls, camp subsidies and volunteer recruiting and training programs.

– submitted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District