Big Brothers Big Sisters Goes Bowling

Andrew KleiberIf you haven’t heard, Big Brothers Big Sisters is putting on a fundraiser called Bowl for Kids’ Sake on April 29. The event is held at Broadway Bowl in Menomonie and is at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. There will be pizza and a ton of prizes that will be given out. The theme for this year’s event is “Hollywood: Strikes! Camera! Action!” So don’t be afraid and come dressed up as your favorite movie, music, or television star for a chance to win the costume contest.

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For those of you who don’t know, Big Brothers Big Sisters here at UW-Stout is a volunteer supported organization that makes big impacts on the community. Their mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better. If you enjoy doing activities such as sports, fishing, hunting, watching movies or even just going to a restaurant, you should become a Big Brother or Big Sister. You’d just do all of your favorite activities and share the experiences with a child. What that could do is make the child feel better about themselves, change what they thought possible in life, and even achieve a higher level of education than they thought would be possible.

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Left to right: UW-Stout Big Brothers Big Sisters. Left to right: Danielle Manders, Vice-President, Nicole Benson, Dunn County Program Coordinator, Morgan Kapp, President

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters biggest fundraiser of the year, bringing in more than 40% of the organization’s annual budget. All you have to do to get involved is get four to six friends and register to make a team on their website. The link is: http://bbbsnw.donorpages.com/BFKS2016/. Because this is a fundraiser, they ask your team to fundraise $120 for the organization. But don’t worry, if your team can only fundraise $75, they won’t penalize you. It’s just a goal that Big Brothers Big Sisters wants you to aim for.

They know that fundraising can be difficult sometimes, so here are a couple ways to get going. Post online to your Facebook or Twitter accounts to get the word out to your friends and family. If you really wanted to be creative, do small fundraisers around campus. Setting up a bake sale or little contest for small donations could help tremendously.

Here are a couple links for Big Brothers Big Sisters: https://www.facebook.com/bbbsnw/timeline

http://www.bbbsnw.org/

http://bbbsnw.donorpages.com/BFKS2016/

https://www.facebook.com/BowlForKidsSake/

If you like bowling, amazing pizza, and great prizes, get a team together for this awesome event. Hope to see all your wonderful faces at the event, Stout!

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