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Bowlers support Big Brothers Big Sisters

Published: Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 11:24 a.m. CDT

Big Brothers Big Sisters of DeKalb is appealing to the community to support Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the mentoring organization’s biggest annual fundraiser. Family Service Agency’s Big Brothers Big Sisters program has provided the youth of DeKalb County with positive adult role models for more than 40 years.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has a large part in helping children of DeKalb County stay positive and out of trouble, which has a huge impact on the youth in the community. The relationship between the “Big” and their “Little” has proven to help the children do better in school and to have a positive outlook on what they can achieve. Big Brothers Big Sisters is successful in bringing a brighter future to many children’s lives and to the community.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake provide about 60 to 70 percent of the program’s annual budget. This fun event is an excellent way to give back to the community. Community members are asked to put together a team of four to six people, and each team member raises individual pledges. The minimum to participate, which gets you a Big Brothers Big Sisters T-shirt and one free game of bowling, including shoe rental, is $75 per team member. The team is able to choose the time and bowling alley location that best suits their schedule.

The dates for Bowl For Kids’ Sake are March 1, 2 and 3 at Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb and March 10 at Idle Hour Lanes in Sandwich.

For more information or to register a team, visit www.fsadekalbcounty.org or call Family Service Agency at 815-758-8616.

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