Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County is hosting the Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser on May 3rd and 4th at the Boardwalk Bowl in Santa Cruz. This fun event raises critical funds that support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ programs for at-risk youth in our county.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County is celebrating its 31st year hosting the popular Bowl for Kids’ Sake Event at the Boardwalk Bowl in Santa Cruz on May 3rd and 4th. Over 600 bowlers will sign up at www.santacruzmentor.org and bowl together to fundraise for the at-risk youth in our county.
Since 1982, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County has matched 4,825 at-risk youth with a Big Brother or Big Sister in a mentoring relationship. During a one-year period, we work with over 700 people. This includes all our Littles and their families, the Bigs, the volunteers, the youth in our Watsonville After-school Enrichment and Mentoring program, and all the potential families and youth waiting for a mentoring relationship. All of the proceeds from the annual Bowl-a-thon go directly to the development of long lasting mentoring relationships for the at-risk youth in our county.
Over the 31 years, Bowl for Kids’ Sake has hosted 15,500 bowlers and provided fun for over 100 teams per year. Approximately 4,500 businesses have come to us to support our programs with event sponsorships, bowling teams, and donations.
In the coming weeks we anticipate 120 teams to sign up to bowl with friends, family, co-workers, and community builders. Big Brothers Big Sisters continues to sign up individuals and new groups every day. Teams consist of 5 members with each bowler aiming for a $120 pledge to the agency. Interested prospective bowlers contact us at 464-8691 or visit our website at www.Santacruzmentor.org to join the event during one of the bowling times offered during the 2 day event.
Individuals raising $120 or more receive event t-shirts. Individuals that raise above $200 will receive a sweatshirt. And those that raise above $250 in pre-collected pledges will receive a grab bag prize. Big Brothers Big Sisters also has exciting Grand Prizes for top revenue producers.