Strike Kids off the waitlist!
Join us this year to "Strike Kids off the waitlist"!
Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2023
May 10th and May 13th – Put on your bowling shoes!
Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters signature fundraising campaign that takes place annually and has been around for more than 40 years. The pandemic years of having to cancel or modify this event makes this year’s campaign an important one! That’s why we’re heading to the alley or to the bocce ball field this year and we need people like YOU who believe in supporting programs that create strong developmental relationships for kids in our community! BBBS connects over 400 youth annually with carefully selected mentors and nurtures these friendships to ensure youth build social emotional skills, improve mental health and well-being and increase educational and community engagement!
We’re bowling this year to “Strike Kids off the waitlist”! You can help us match more young people by bowling in support of mentoring in Saint John, Kings and Charlotte Counties!
Currently, there is an elevated need for mentoring programs and supports for the mental health and wellbeing of our young people! This event is a chance to help us continue to rebuild our in-person programs and create new ways of connecting more youth in developmental relationships with mentors. It’s also an opportunity for your company to participate in a fun team building activity for a good cause. It’s a great morale builder as employees place high value on their company being a good citizen. Connectedness to community at this time is vital to our own well-being and productiveness, and employees feel this when they are part of a positive initiative in the workplace.
You can also get together with friends and family and have a fun time bowling during the scheduled bowling alley dates and times, or if you prefer a virtual event, smaller group bowling activity, or even some outdoor bocce ball. We encourage you to “bowl” whenever and wherever you like.
All of the funds raised directly support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring programs in your community!
*Teams consist of 4 to 6 friends, family members, or co-workers *Costumes are optional but you can come dressed up as a kid to keep with the theme of “Striking Kids off the Waitlist” *You can challenge another company, group or team to a bowl off or fundraising competition *Choose a 90-minute bowling time *Trivia and prizes for fundraising efforts *Participants must raise a minimum of $100 to be eligible for a prize! *Raise funds through various options including events, selling our raffle tickets, and/or by using our online platform *All proceeds help expand the networks of support for our young people!
As always, there will be fun activities, free food, exciting prizes & incentives, and an amazing raffle to help you raise funds, and of course bragging rights if you win a challenge!
Wednesday May 10th – We have 2 shifts, 90 minutes each. 5:00pm – 6:30pm; 6:30pm – 8:00pm (Fairview Lanes)
Saturday, May 13th – We have 3 shifts of bowling; 90 minutes each. 10:00am – 11:30am; 11:30am – 1:00pm; 1:00pm – 2:30pm (Fairview Lanes)
Friday, June 16th – is a J.D. Irving, Ltd. Bocce Ball event at Chown Park from 11am to 2pm.
If preferred, a virtual event or smaller group bowling or bocce ball can be scheduled during a day and time whenever and however teams prefer.
Event sponsorship options are available:
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
REGISTER your team and select your bowling time by:
– completing the team registration form below
– we can email you a copy of the team registration form which can be sent back to us
(Download a copy of the team registration form HERE)
CREATE YOUR ONLINE FUNDRAISING team and personal profile on the Zeffy fundraising platform HERE and start connecting with your network of supporters to raise funds! It’s that easy! Of course, you can always host various activities and events to help with your fundraising and/or sell some of our Spring Raffle tickets where all tickets sold go directly to your teams’ efforts if you prefer raising funds offline!
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 635-1145.
HOW TO CREATE YOUR TEAM OR INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING PAGE
STEP 1 – Start your team or individual fundraising page by clicking on the FUNDRAISE button and setting your goal. Minimum of $100 to be eligible for prizes.
STEP 2 – Get creative/customize your page! Once you complete the online sign up, you will receive a confirmation e-mail to personalize your team & individual fundraising page. This is an important step! Add a photo, update the text and make your page your own by customizing your description, sharing how long you have been involved with BBBS or why you’re supporting this campaign. If you are a team captain and want to have individual fundraising pages, team members can JOIN YOUR TEAM and create and customize their own page. This is needed if individuals want a personal fundraising link to send out and share. If you are going to fundraise just as a team, then you may not need personal pages.
STEP 3 – Share your fundraising page with your network and ask them to contribute. Send your team or individual fundraising link in an email, text, post on your social media and ask others to support you in your fundraising. Be sure to TEST THE LINK FIRST. You want to make sure you send the right link so always start with sending the link to yourself in an email or text and then click to make sure it works! Be sure to send out reminders to your potential supporters so they don’t forget to help you out.