Big Brothers Big Sisters bowling event raises $31K
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-921-2434, ext. 101.