A&B Courier Bowl for Kids’ Sake

Bowl For Kids’ Sake (BFKS) our annual fundraising event in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of York helping to benefit at risk youth through our mentoring programs, returns with a fun fandemonium theme. Teams are invited to wear their favourite team jerseys while bowling in support of local children and youth.

Get together with friends, family, and co-workers and have a fun time bowling in support of Big Brother Big Sister mentoring programs in your community.

Your participation in our bowl-a-thon will help match these youth with caring mentors in the community and schools. No matter how you choose to participate, your support will help us grow our programs to ensure that the children and youth in York Region have the mentoring and supportive relationships they need to inspire and empower them to reach their full potential.

1. Start a Team  

Find a group of 5 to 6 of your friends, family members or co-workers who would like to join you in collecting donations for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Pick a day and time for your team’s bowling party. Register your team on this website.

Download our Team Lead’s Package for some helpful tips and check list to run the best campaign possible!

Available bowling times:

DATES for 2020 TBD

2. Fundraise for BBBSY

Collect donations for BBBSY on your personal or team’s fundraising pages. You can ask your friend, family or co-workers to sponsor you! Your personal fundraising page comes built in with the tools to help you raise a lot of money, including social sharing links, emails and more!

Do you also want to raise pledges offline? We have you covered! 

Download and print pledge form

3. Hit Your Fundraising Goal 

Each bowler must raise a minimum of $100 to participate in Bowl for Kids Sake. We ask that each team to raise $500 in donations for the agency. Many teams go above and beyond – and earn some pretty great prizes for doing so!

Download our Fundraising Tips Package to reach your goal!

4. Bowl! 

Once you have reached your individual and team goals, there’s only one thing left to do – bowl! Show up at the time of the shift you registered for with your team for 2 hours of bowling, prizes and surprises! Don’t forget to dress up! Please arrive 20 minutes before your bowling shift.

For event-related questions please contact Neil at neil.haggarty@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
We look forward to seeing you at the bowling lanes!

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsor the event or put in a company team with this great networking and marketing opportunity! You will boost company morale with a focus on teamwork & philanthropy

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Learn about Bowl for Kids Sake sponsorship opportunities here.

Impact of your support

Many children and youth in York struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives.  These circumstances have nothing to do with the value of who they can become, but because of these situations, youth risk not having the opportunity to live up to their full potential.  This comes at a cost to the young person and to society. With the guidance and support of a mentor, these risks can be reduced, or even avoided, and youth are reminded that they can be anything they dream of beingYour support is a crucial element of developing vital mentoring relationships and creating that positive world. Imagine who they can become because of you.

Marketing Reach

Bowl for Kids Sake participants believe in supporting good causes that create strong, healthy communities for children.  They are educated consumers who value and patronize companies that give back to the community.  On average, each of our 500+ participants collects 10 pledges – that’s 5,000+ people who hear about BFKS from a friend or colleague.  In addition to tremendous word-of-mouth promotion, Bowl for Kid Sake is supported by a media campaign that includes radio, print, social media, and our website.  We provide our sponsors with a variety of ways to connect with our event participants and their supporters.

For current sponsorship opportunities please contact Suzanne at suzanne.boucher@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

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