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Bowl for Kids’ Sake is back bigger, in-person and online


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It won’t be long before bowlers compete in the Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser — in person at any of three area bowling alleys, in an online bowling game or at home.

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Money raised in the 42nd annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Grey Bruce event will support youth mentoring programs which are offered to local kids free of charge. This year the event’s goal is to raise $30,000.

It takes place in person April 21 and 23 at bowling alleys in Port Elgin, Owen Sound and Collingwood, and online and at home on a video game or bowling set, with prizes handed out at 3 p.m. April 23 at the Harmony Centre in Owen Sound, in person on streamed via the BBBS website.

Individuals may register to bowl, as may teams of four to six players, using the links on the Big Brothers Big Sister Grey Bruce website. People may also choose to join a registered team.

Click Create Your Own Campaign on the website to create an account to gather pledges online. The website also contains a link to download pledge sheets if you’re collecting pledges manually.

A link to a virtual bowling game for teams and individuals is found on the same website, as are buttons to click if you wish to make a donation to a team or individual, or be a volunteer.

Virtual bowlers must photograph or video their scores to cayla.bryans@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.

A link to an online silent auction, running April 16 to 23, will be posted on the Bowl for Kids’ Sake website closer to the event.

People may participate in the event by bowling in Owen Sound at The Bowling Alley on April 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m and April 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The bowling fundraiser will also take place in Port Elgin at Sunset Family Fun Centre on April 23 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and at Georgian Bowl Collingwood on April 23 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

The Golden Star Award for Fundraising Excellence will go to the top individuals who raised the most money through pledges. The Highest Pledge Team award will go to the team raising the most money through pledges.



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