Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters seeks bowlers

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CHESTERTOWN — Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters of the Greater Ch­e­sa­peake is look­ing for teams and spon­sors to par­tic­i­pate in The Happy Hour Bowl on Satur­day, April 23 at the Queen Anne Bowl­ing Cen­tre on Church Hill Road, pre­sented by Del­marva Power.

The fundraiser will ben­e­fit the lo­cal Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters af­fil­i­ate. Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters is a non­profit, youth de­vel­op­ment or­ga­ni­za­tion com­mit­ted to help­ing chil­dren reach their fullest po­ten­tial through pro­fes­sion­ally sup­ported, one-to-one men­tor­ing re­la­tion­ships and a full range of youth men­tor­ing pro­grams with mea­sur­able im­pact, said Ad­die C. Cropper, outreach spe­cial­ist.

“Our pro­grams are tailored to the needs of the chil­dren and in­clude ed­u­ca­tional and so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties that they would oth­er­wise never ex­pe­ri­ence. Re­search proves that through Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters, chil­dren fac­ing over­whelm­ing odds can thrive and achieve long-term suc­cess with the sup­port of pos­i­tive adult role mod­els. Matches in our pro­gram do things to­gether such as ride bikes, go to the park, make food, play sports, etc.,” she said.

Cropper con­tin­ued, “Fundrais­ers like Bowl For Kids’ Sake are what helps us sup­port matches. It takes $1,200 to sup­port a match for one year in our pro­gram. That in­cludes crim­i­nal back­ground checks, match sup­port, match in­cen­tives and more. All the funds raised from th­ese events will go back into our pro­grams for youth.”

Bowl for Kids’ Sake still has open­ings for teams and spon­sors. “We are do­ing our best to cre­ate teams to fundraise and bowl for this event, so if you have any co-work­ers you think might be in­ter­ested, or friends or fam­ily, please pass the word around,” Cropper said.

To par­tic­i­pate, a team of five is needed. Reg­is­ter on­line at www.biglit­tle.org/ shore­bowl and col­lect do­na­tions on­line. Reg­is­tra­tion in­cludes shoe rental, pizza, soda and an event t-shirt. There will be drink spe­cials, trivia con­tests and chances to win prizes. All funds raised are used lo­cally and do­na­tions are tax de­ductible.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

One of the teams from BBBSGC’s Bowl For Kids’ Sake, Girls on Top.

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