Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters bowl­ing event raises $31K

Woonsocket Call - - Rhode Island -

CRANSTON — Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters of the Ocean State (BBBSOS) hosted Bowl For Kids’ Sake (BFKS) on Satur­day, Oct. 14, at Lang’s Bowlarama in Cranston, rais­ing over $31,000 through event spon­sor­ships, raf­fle do­na­tions, and bowler fundrais­ing ef­forts. Nearly 200 at­ten­dees made up 30 bowl­ing teams to show their sup­port for men­tor­ing ef­forts in Rhode Is­land.

“The goal for our first BFKS was to raise at least $18,000, and we were thrilled to raise dou­ble that amount,” said Sarah Perlman, BBBSOS board mem­ber and 2017 chair of BFKS. “Ev­ery dol­lar raised will go to supporting men­tor­ing pro­grams for Rhode Is­land chil­dren.”

BBBSOS thanked the event co-spon­sors for their gen­er­ous sup­port, es­pe­cially: Pere­grine Prop­erty Man­age­ment; Mar­covich, Man­sour & Capo­bianco, LLC; BankRI; Cox Com­mu­ni­ca­tions; Batista Com­pa­nies; B & Z Man­age­ment Group; and United-Health­care.

BBBSOS also thanks the com­mit­tee mem­bers who made the event a suc­cess: Sarah Perlman (event chair), Ali­cia Barra, Christina Bis­ceglio, Lisa Bradley, Michaela Brock­mann, Cindy and An­thony Capo­bianco, Mike Co­la­bella, San­dra Cotrone, Lori Eldridge, Kelsey Greenisen, Ja­maal Har­ris, Debbi-Jo Hor­ton, Ed Lanoue, Julie Maguire, Tay­lor Millspaugh, Amy Per­rino, Tina San­tos, Shan­non G. Scurry and Aaron Swier­gosz, along with busi­nesses and in­di­vid­u­als who gen­er­ously do­nated raf­fle items, and the team cap­tains and bowl­ing par­tic­i­pants for their fundrais­ing ef­forts.

BBBSOS ex­tended a special thanks to the cor­po­rate spon­sors and in­di­vid­u­als who pur­chased and do­nated BFKS tick­ets so that “Lit­tles” (mentees) and “Bigs” (men­tors) could par­tic­i­pate for free.

To learn more about BBBSOS and the role that men­tor­ing plays in the com­mu­nity, visit www.BBBSOS.org, email men­tor­ing@bbbsos.org or call 401-921-2434, ext. 101.

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