Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine (BBBSMM) invites local businesses, organizations and individuals to sign up to Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2020, presented by Hannaford Supermarkets and Camden National Bank. Local bowling events will be held April 2-11 in Belfast, Waldoboro and Rockport. Teams raise funds for youth mentoring programs in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties and then come out to celebrate their success at one of four Bowl for Kids’ Sake events.
Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine’s largest fundraising event, funding more than half of the agency’s operating budget that serves seven counties throughout Midcoast, eastern and central Maine. Last year’s Midcoast bowling event raised over $70,000 for community-based and school-based mentoring programs in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties. This year’s goal is to raise $90,000 for local youth.
Every Big and Little match the agency creates and professionally supports costs about $1,400 annually. Last year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine served over 550 youth in its seven-county service area.
Businesses and individuals can register a team online at bbbsmidmaine.org, select a desired bowling date and time, and create team and personal fundraising pages where supporters can make safe, electronic donations. Bowlers can also download pledge forms to collect donations to bring to the event. Teams that raise $500 or more will receive 2020 Bowl for Kids’ Sake T-shirts at the event and all bowlers can participate in hourly prizes.
Local businesses support Bowl for Kids’ Sake by becoming sponsors, donating prizes and registering teams to participate. Event volunteers are also welcome. Lane times are filling up fast, so register soon. For more information or for help registering teams, call Mae Slevinsky at 207-592-4616 or visit bbbsmidmaine.org