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Big Brothers Big Sisters Gets Ready to Bowl for Kids’ Sake on June 6th

PURCHASE, NY, May 29, 2018 – The sound of bowling balls rolling down alleys and crashing into pins will be music to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester’s ears when the youth mentoring organization hosts Bowl for Kids’ Sake on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Bowlmor Lanes, 47 Tarrytown Road in White Plains.

 

The fundraising event will feature bowling, dinner, and a raffle. Participants of all ages and athletic abilities are welcome. In fact, to emphasize building community over bowling skills, Bowl for Kids’ Sake is encouraging non-bowlers to treat a “Little” on the program’s waitlist to an unforgettable evening of fun.

 

Making ‘Long and Strong’ Matches

 

Proceeds from Bowl for Kids’ Sake will benefit the 71 Westchester children currently waiting to be matched with a permanent Big Brother or Big Sister mentor of their very own.

 

“We want all of our mentoring matches to be ‘long and strong’ so we do an incredibly thorough job of background checking, placing, training and supporting each of our Big-Little matches,” explains BBBS of FSW Executive Director, Valerie Brown. “But such a careful process also means that our one-to-one mentoring matches are expensive to create so right now, our waitlist is at an all-time high.”

Help a Kid When You Join the Fun!

So far, 24 teams have signed up to bowl and Bowl for Kids’ Sake has raised almost $20,000 toward its $25,000 goal. Thanks to our early sponsors, PepsiCo Beverages North America, Rakow Commercial Realty Group, and Atlantic Westchester HVAC.

To join in the Bowl for Kids’ Sake fun on June 6th and help match a Little on the BBBS waitlist with his or her perfect Big, please visit http://bit.ly/BowlForKidsSake2019. Your generous donation of $50 or more will provide a terrific night of bowling fun for one or more waitlist children.

To find out more about sponsoring a team or becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, please contact Denise Austin at (914) 305-6863 or denise.austin@fsw.org.

 

About Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is a youth mentoring program operated under the umbrella of Family Services of Westchester. Since 1958, BBBS has matched adult volunteers (Bigs) with young people, ages 7 – 17 (Littles) to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that have been proven to positively impact youth throughout their lives. Learn more about BBBS at BigsWestchester.org.

 

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