Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bowl for Kids' Sake Press Release!

Bowlers in tutus and green wigs were seen at the 14th Annual Bowl for Kid’s Sake.  The event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington (BBBSNW) brought in over $36,000.  Held on March 27, 2011, the event was a culmination of community support all coming together at Park Bowl in Bellingham for a celebratory day of bowling, pizza and prizes.
“This event continues to be successful because of the support we receive from local businesses and individuals that are so dedicated to helping children in our community,” says Bliss Goldstein, CEO at BBBSNW.  “Without this support we could not continue our vital mentoring programs.  The funds are used to support matches between Big Brothers or Sisters and children - whose futures are at risk - giving them the childhood they deserve.   With Bowl for Kid’s Sake kids truly win.”
Local celebrities, such as, Mayor Dan Pike, Miss Whatcom County 2011, Miss Whatcom County 2010 and Mrs. Washington helped kick off bowling sessions.  Both Sponsors and individual teams came together to show their support with the generous donations that came through the door throughout the day. 
A vital piece to the day was the volunteers groups from the Girl Scouts of America, Kohl’s, WWU and past or current Big Brothers or Big Sisters who showed up to help make it happen.  As a Big Sister, I was honored to be a part of this event that helps to raise funds towards a program that has enhanced not only my life, but the 400 matches in Whatcom and Skagit county.” said Amanda Sutton, Bowl for Kid’s Sake volunteer. 
BBBSNW is grateful that the thank you list is too long to print.  Please check our website for a list of sponsors and top fundraisers from this year’s Bowl for Kid’s Sake
Top team costumes of the day were awarded to the Lucky Lenders at Pacific Northwest Credit Union, the Bowllerinas at Botanical Laboratories and the Bobble Globble team.  With the enthusiasm created by the costumes and the mission of BBBSNW you can bet there will more teams participating in this event next year.
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.  BBBSNW has a BIG dream of transforming our community through positive, stable adult one-to-one mentoring relationships.  

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