Bowl for Kids Sake, costumes not required but encouraged

There's still time to sign up a team for BFKS April 27 at Rev Bowling Lanes

Part of the fun of Bowl for Kids Sake is the chance to dress to the theme of the evening.

For some it’s the chance to dress up, for some it’s the chance to help a worthy cause and for some it’s just a whole lot of fun.

Whatever the reason, Bowl For Kids Sake has been a successful fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel for more than 28 years, before it was called Bowl for Kids Sake. Originally called Bowl for Millions, it was started by Big Brothers of Toronto in 1973. The name change happened around 2000, however no one seems to remember who decided to change the name or why.

Almost every BBBS agency in Canada holds their own Bowl for Kids Sake and that’s probably because it’s not only very successful but so much fun. All money raised in a community stays right there in that community, helping local programs and local youth.

Quesnel’s Bowl for Kids Sake is slated for April 27 at Rev Bowling Lanes and the theme this year (for those who love to dress up and get into character) is Hillbilly Hoedown, but that’s not a requirement. Collecting pledges and booking your one and half hour slot at the lanes is all participants need to do.

Marj Lofstrom of Johnston Meier Insurance Agency  has been participating for a few years.

“We like to be involved in community fund raising and we know that the money raised stays in our community,” she said.

“Also it’s for the kids, not to mention how fun it is to dress up and go bowling.”

When Maxine Kemball was asked why she Bowls for Kids Sake every years she was quick to respond.

“I do it because it’s fun, lots of prizes for everyone and you don’t even need to know how to bowl, you don’t need a full team – if you’re short you just get a little brother or sister to bowl with you,” she said.

“And it’s for just an hour and half. I also like that all the money raised in Quesnel, stays in Quesnel.”

BBBSQ’s Joanie Newman said she’s still looking for a few more lane sponsors, for just $250 businesses get a tax receipt, media exposure and web exposure along with announcements at the event.

And for those businesses who form a team, there’s a special draw to win either two months free advertising in Quesnel’s own Coffeebreak or a $500 advertising certificate for Cariboo Country/The Rush radio.

For other participants there are lots of prizes to be won including two Westjet tickets to anywhere the company flies.

For information on Bowl for Kids Sake or any of the many Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel programs, give Joanie a call or visit the website.

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