Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County (BBSVC) is looking for businesses, organizations, and community members to participate in its annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser. The events will take place at Harley’s Camarillo Bowl on Saturday, March 15, 2014, and Harley’s Simi Valley Bowl on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Multiple bowling times are available to celebrate the fundraising efforts of our community. STICKBOY, host of KVTA’s “Sports with Stick,” a multiple Golden Mike-winning radio segment, will emcee the Camarillo Bowl to keep the party going at the lanes all day long!
Bowling teams of up to six members each are able to fundraise by registering online, and then soliciting donations from family, friends, coworkers, and their social networks. Each bowler is encouraged to raise a minimum of $100. Local businesses can support the events by becoming sponsors, donating prizes for giveaways, and by signing up a company team to bowl on the day of the event.
It isn’t about bowling skills or athletic abilities: you can bowl a strike or a gutter ball and the kids will still win! Last year, Bowl For Kids’ Sake raised nearly $65,000 to support the organization’s youth mentoring program. The event is also a means of bringing awareness to the programs offered by BBSVC, and to recognize that all children have the potential to succeed and thrive.
Every dollar raised through Bowl For Kids’ Sake directly funds programs in Ventura County, helping to create and maintain mentoring relationships through professionally-supported, one-to-one matches between an adult volunteer (a “Big”) and a child (a “Little”). Littles in one-to-one matches with Bigs are 52% more likely to stay in school, 46% more likely to avoid illegal drugs and alcohol, and 33% more likely to refrain from violence.
To take part in this year’s event, register online for free at www.BFKS.bbsvc.org, or contact Miriam Zacuto at (805) 484-2282 ext 118 / [email protected] Businesses wishing to sponsor the event are also encouraged to call for more information.