Monday, February 28, 2011

BBBS and United Way!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW Washington loves United Way!  They provide a safety net in our community that’s essential.  We are proud to be community partners with them. Check them out


Bellingham, WA – February 28, 2011 -  Bowl for Kids’ Sake, an annual fundraising event for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Northwest Washington (BBBSNW) is now in full swing. The culminating, celebratory event is on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the Bellingham Park Bowl at 4175 Meridian St, Bellingham and includes pizza, T-shirts and prizes for competitors.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is not just about raising funds, it’s about commemorating the funds raised to help children in Whatcom and Skagit Counties to contribute to brighter futures, better schools and stronger communities for generations to come from both participants and sponsors. Each team is comprised of a team captain, plus four team members, all expected to raise $100 each.

“What most people don’t realize is even though it sounds like a lot, $100 is only asking 10 friends for $10 each or 20 friends for $5 each,” says Jayson Radmer, Vista Volunteer Recruiter for BBBSNW.

There are seven different time slots to participate in and the event is targeted to all members of the community, not just Big Brothers or Sisters. There are six levels of sponsorship for corporate sponsors, who are encouraged to assist with funds, as well as provide participants for a session of bowling in exchange for company exposure.

The mission of BBBSNW is to help children of Northwest Washington reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships. This is achieved both through fundraising and personal time volunteered from Big Brothers and Sisters.

 “We hope to not only raise funds by holding this event,” says Bliss Goldstein, CEO of Big Brother Big Sisters Northwest Washington, “but also to raise awareness to the community of our goals and the need for more mentors. We currently have a waiting list for kids hoping for a Big Brother or Sister.”

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington is the largest mentoring organization in Northwest Washington, serving over 400 children annually in Whatcom and Skagit counties.   We have a BIG dream of transforming our communities, our state, and eventually our nation through a mentoring movement that brings a caring, supportive adult mentor into the life of every child who needs and wants one.  For more information about the event, sponsorship or media enquiries, please contact Jayson Radmer at (360) 671-6400 x 112 or   Or visit our website:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


The Chili Chowder Cookoff was a great success, we raised a lot of money for a great organization and had a lot of fun while we did it! Thank you to everyone who came out to support BBBS and to all of the sponsors, staff, and volunteers. We couldn't have done it without you! 

Chuckanut Brewery
The Marion Weston Band
Chuck Dingée
Avenue Catering
Chuckanut Manor
The Bagelry
The Swan Cafe (Community Coop)
Haggen's Market Street Catering
Boundary Bay Brewery
Kelly's O'Deli
Cafe Caffe
Daisy Cafe
BBBS of WWU Club

If you would like to see more pictures from the event, Visit our Facebook page!