Local Organization Bowls for a Cause

Big Brothers Big Sisters' 18th Annual Bowl for Kids' Sake

ABILENE, Texas (KRBC)-  This weekend, twenty-three bowling teams came together to help a local organization raise money.

Big Brothers Big Sisters' 18th Annual Bowl for Kids' Sake event brought in over $32,000.

Event Coordinator, Mallory Ashford, told KRBC that they raised over $32,000 prior to the event, but a lot of the people who came out to bowl also brought in cash and check donations.

Last year, they raised $45,000 and expect to be on the same track.

"At an event like this, to make that much money for bowling, is pretty crazy!" Explained Mark Rogers, the President of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Mark recently took over the President position and has big goals for this years fundraisers.

"We rely on events like the Bowl for Kids' Sake because that is how we continue our program and if we want more children to have a 'Big', then we need more donations." Said Rogers.

According to the organizations website, Big Brothers Big Sisters depends on donations to conduct background checks on volunteers to ensure child safety, and also provide ongoing support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships.

"We are a completely donor supported organization and so our revenue stream is made up of events, individuals, and corporate giving." Added Ashford.

The Bowl for Kids' Sake event is not only a way to help the organization raise money, but it also a “thank you” for the support and enthusiasm from those who donate.

"To have the support of the community is really important and it means a lot." Said Rogers.


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