Bowl for Kids’ Sake helps fund mentor program

Published: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 4:07 p.m.CDT

Big Brothers Big Sisters of DeKalb County 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 been providing 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 with their everyday lives and out of trouble. The relationship between the “Big” and the “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 the community.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake supports about 60 to 70 percent of Big Brothers Big Sisters of DeKalb County’s annual budget. Teams are made up of four to six people, and each team member raises individual pledges. The minimum to participate is $75 per team member, which includes a T-shirt, one game of bowling and shoe rental. Each team can choose the time and location that best suits their schedule.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake will be held Friday through Sunday at Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb and March 9 at Idle Hour Lanes in Sandwich. For more information or to register a team, visit www.fsadekalbcounty.org or call 815-758-8616.

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