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Big Brothers Big Sisters Of NEI Announces 2016 Bowl For Kids’ Sake Campaign

Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to invite you to start something BIG by participating in its largest annual fundraiser: Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Each year, thousands of volunteers across Northeast Indiana and South-central Michigan come together to support Big Brothers Big Sisters in its mission to help at-risk children through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships. Not a bowler? No worries! This campaign isn’t about bowling … it’s about the kids! 100% of the funds raised go directly towards helping match local children in need with a caring adult mentor. And this year we’re throwing it back to the 1980s – so tease your bangs, bring out the hairspray and show off your totally radical 80s style!

The concept is simple. Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for “Team Captains” to get themselves and four other friends, family members or co-workers to form a team consisting of five total members. This Team Captain will work with Big Brothers Big Sisters to reserve a date/time to bowl, encourage team members to raise pledges and then show up on the bowling celebration date chosen to enjoy two hours of bowling with rentals, concessions and the chance to win some amazing door prizes – all free! Each team member is encouraged to raise at least $100 in pledges, and incentive prizes will be awarded to those that raise more. Depending on the amount raised, these incentive prizes range from T-shirts, Visa Gift Cards, Bose Soundlink Headphones, Fitbits to iPad Minis and a grand prize entertainment package including a 55” Samsung Smart LED TV with a soundbar!

For more information or to register a team, please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at 260-456-1600 or visit us online at Your participation in this event will help to ensure that local children will be matched with caring adult mentors to make a BIG difference in their lives.