Bowl For Kids Sake 2019

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF SAINT JOHN - Serving Saint John, King's & Charlotte Counties

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Campaign Ends July 1, 2019
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Bowl for Kids Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters most important fundraising event of the year! Thanks to people like YOU who believe in supporting programs that create strong, healthy communities for our children, this event raises funds needed to connect over 400 youth with carefully selected mentors! We then nurture these life-changing relationships for children and youth facing adversity in Saint John, King’s and Charlotte Counties. Young people who have this support are more likely to do well in school, go on to successful careers, give back to their communities and live happier, healthier lives.

Bowl for Kids Sake is a great team building activity and a whole lot of fun! Get together with your friends, family, and/or co-workers, raise some funds through various fundraising options. Join us at the fully decorated bowling alley in costume (optional) and participate in theme-based activities designed to maximize the fun in this fun-raising event. 

This year's theme is "Star Wars", so dust off your lightsaber, gather up your group of Jedi and awaken the force within to get to the best bowling event in the galaxy!

*Teams consist of 4 to 6 Jedi (or Sith if you prefer) *Challenge another company or team to a bowling duel *Choose a 90-minute bowling time or sign up for the tournament **new** (mini bowling tournament - guaranteed 2 matches of 2 strings each) *Dress up as your favorite character; will you be Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Obi-Wan, Darth Vader, R2-D2, C-3PO, Chewbacca or Yoda? *Meet us in the galaxy for a bowling showdown! (Sorry, lightsabers must be clipped to your belt at all times :))! *Trivia and prizes for fundraising efforts *Participants must raise a minimum of $100 to be eligible for a prize! *Help provide “A New Hope” for young people through mentoring!

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! 

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

Event Schedule

Saturday May 4th - "May the Force be with You Day" 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 or new this year is an opportunity to enter the mini bowling tournament! (guaranteed 2 matches of 2 strings each)

Wednesday May 8th - "The Last Jedi Night" is the evening set aside for School teams, PALS partners, and Community teams at Fairview Lanes. We have 2 shifts, 90 minutes each. 6:00pm - 7:30pm; 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Thursday May 9th - "JeDI Knight" is the evening set aside for PALS at J.D. Irving, Ltd. at Fairview Lanes. We have 2 shifts, 90 minutes each. 5:00pm - 6:15pm; 6:15pm - 7:30pm

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 or mini tournament, please complete the team registration form that will be emailed to you after you sign up through this site!

For more information, to register your team online or to pick your bowling option, email laurie.collins@bigbrothersbigsisters, call us at 635-1145 or visit:

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