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Bowl for Kids Sake 2018

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF SAINT JOHN INC

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Bowl for Kids Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters' most important fund raising campaign of the year. Participants like you believe in supporting good causes that create strong, healthy communities for our children.  Your contribution allows us to continue to support existing matches and grow our programs by matching more children. This event allows us to raise funds for programs and services for youth in Greater Saint John, Sussex and Charlotte County.  It's also a great way for a group of adult supporters to have a lot of fun!

All children deserve to fulfill their potential.

Unfortunately, many don’t have the support and encouragement to get there.

Enter Big Brothers Big Sisters!

We connect youth with carefully selected mentors and support the resulting friendships to ensure optimum outcomes, like resilience, improved school achievement, confidence and the strength to make positive life choices.

Many young people find themselves in vulnerable situations and facing adversities such as mental health issues, family violence, identity issues or poor living conditions, which put these youth at risk of not reaching their full potential. With the guidance and support of a mentor, these risks can be avoided, and these young people can gain the confidence to achieve more – higher incomes, happier lives, and more contributions to their communities. Our mentors advise and challenge these young people, act as their champions, provide greater consistency in their lives, connect them to broader experiences, opportunities and networks, and provide safe, nonjudgmental environments in which the child or youth can confide anything.  Something as simple as this consistent, positive relationship with someone who believes in you promotes healthy development, creating a foundation for school achievement, economic productivity, and responsible citizenship.

An investment in our mentoring programs, through participation in Bowl for Kids Sake, benefits all of us, socially and economically.  Thank you!

So get together with your friends, family, or co-workers and have a fun time bowling in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs in your community! 

This year's theme is "Wild West" so dust off your favorite Stetson Hat, pull on your cowboy boots and join a whole bunch of other buckaroos at the bowling alley in "Dodge City"! Organize your team of 4 to 6 bowlers, start your fundraising and join us for a whole lot of fun!

  • Teams consist of 4 to 6 buckaroos
  • Choose a 90-minute bowling time
  • Wear your favorite Levi's, your best denim or flannel button-down shirt, and don't forget your bandana! and
  • Meet us at the O.K. Corral for a bowling showdown! (Sorry, horses must be tied up outside the bowling alley :))!
  • Have a great time in the ole Wild West!
  • Trivia and prizes!
  • Participants must raise a minimum of $100 to be eligible for prizes!

We encourage you to hold fund raising events or collect donations from your colleagues, friends and family.  You can use one of our paper pledge sheets or you can do it all online here if you wish. Set an individual or team fundraising goal to motivate you and your team mates.  

Remember that you are making a difference in the lives of children in our community.  You have "started something BIG"

Event Schedule

Saturday April 28th is open for any team to bowl in Saint John at Fairview Lanes. We have 6 shifts of bowling; 90 minutes each. 10:00am - 11:30am; 11:30am - 1:00pm; 1:00pm - 2:30pm; 2:30pm - 4:00pm; 4:00pm - 5:30pm; 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, May 5th is open for any team to bowl at the Sussex Bowling Alley.  We have 2 shifts of bowling, 90 minutes each, 1:30pm - 3pm; 3pm - 4:30pm

Wednesday May 9th is the evening set aside for PALS partners, School teams at Fairview Lanes (also for for teams who could not make the April 28th event). We have 2 shifts, 90 minutes each. 6:00pm - 7:30pm; 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Thursday May 10th is the evening set aside for J.D. Irving, Ltd. teams at Fairview Lanes. We have 2 shifts, 90 minutes each. 5:30pm - 7:00pm; 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Signing up through this website allows you to use Canada Helps to raise funds in support of you and your team!  To pick your bowling time, please complete the team registration form that will be emailed to you after you sign up through this site!

For more information, register your team or pick your bowling time, call us at 635-1145 or visit our website:

https://saintjohn.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/event/bowl-kids-sake/