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TREASURE COAST -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties is looking for businesses, organizations and individuals to participate in our annual Bowl For Kids' Sake events.
Each county will host its own event this year. St Lucie County's will be at Superplay USA on Sept. 21 with sessions at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 pm.
Indian River's event will be at Vero Bowl on Oct. 12 with sessions at 9 and 11 a.m. am. Okeechobee's event will be at Lucky Lanes, Oct. 19 with one session at 10 a.m.
Bowl for Kids' Sake is the premier fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Last year nearly 1,000 people came out to support - this year, hopes are for more than 1,300 bowlers between the three county events.
Local businesses can support the event by becoming event and lane sponsors, donating prizes for the raffle, and encouraging employees to participate as Team Captains and team members.
Each bowler is encouraged to raise a minimum of $35; those who raise $100 or more are entered in raffle drawings to win prizes, and every bowler gets a T-shirt. Bowl for Kids' Sake is not about being a good bowler, even if the highest score on your team just cracks the 100 mark you can still have a lot of fun supporting a worthy cause.
Costumes, clever team names, and friendly competition are also encouraged.
This year's theme is 'Bowling with the Stars,' so it's a perfect time to break out the boas and tiara's or dust off the old Elvis costume from Halloween's past.
This event brings the whole community together. It's a way anyone can support Big Brothers Big Sisters vision - that all children achieve success in life.
Although not everyone may be able to serve as a mentor for a child, but by participating in this event as a bowler, team captain, or sponsor, anyone can help start a child on the right path.
Every dollar raised through Bowl for Kids' Sake directly funds the mentoring programs in St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties and helps to maintain and sustain our mentoring relationships, increasing kids' chances for success.
Businesses wishing to sponsor the event are also encouraged to call for more information
Big Brothers Big Sisters of St Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties is a one-to-one mentoring organization that served 1,692 children in 2012 through a variety of mentoring programs.
To take part in this year's event, visit www.bbbsbigs.org or call your local agency number, St. Lucie - (772) 466-8535, Indian River - (772) 770-6000, Okeechobee - (863) 824-2227.