Can't bowl? Not to worry for the 2012 Bowl for Kids' Sake, is slated for 6 p.m. Friday at St. Clair Lanes, St. Clairsville.
"It's all about getting a team of five persons together and having a great time to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upper Ohio Valley," Dan Young, BFKS chair, said.
Each team member is responsible for raising $50, or $250 total for a five-person team, Young said. That entry fee entitles team members to attend Bowl for Kids' Sake, where they will enjoy a party with two games of bowling, shoe rental, an array of food and the opportunity to win door prizes.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake is slated for 6 p.m. Friday at St. Clair Lanes, St. Clairsville. The winning ticket can claim this iPad or a $500 Best Buy gift card which will be awarded during Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Holding tickets for sale, along with the iPad are, from left: Dan Young, Bowl of Kids’ Sake chair; Shannan Watson, Big Brothers Big Sisters executive director; and John Hoffman, BBBS board president and Best Buy, The Highlands, general manager.
"To earn their entry fees, team members can either sell tickets for an Apple iPad or $500 Best Buy gift card, or they can fund-raise with ideas of their own," Young said.
Young said Bowl for Kids' Sake is "a great opportunity for companies to encourage team-building among employees. The result is getting to take part in a fantastic party, all while helping Big Brothers Big Sisters."
Sponsorships are available for the event at the $350 level as an event sponsor and at $175 to sponsor a lane, Young said. A $50 donation will sponsor a "Little" for the event.
To obtain prize tickets or to become a sponsor, call Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upper Ohio Valley at 304-232-0520. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a United Way agency.