Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake (BBBSGC) is the oldest and largest mentoring organization in the region, having served the Eastern Shore since 1982. This April, BBBS will be hosting its annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraisers across Maryland and locally in Salisbury and Ocean City. All of the funds will go towards the local children’s programs, which focus on helping disadvantaged youth who are often living in single-parent households, growing up in poverty, or coping with parental incarceration or military deployment.
After more than 40 years, Bowl for Kids’ Sake has become Big Brothers Big Sisters’ largest national fundraiser, engaging more than half a million people across the country. Registration for the event in Maryland is open now and each team that registers and fundraises will help support youth programming. Agency-wide sponsorships include Wells Fargo, John Hopkins Medical, Whiting Turner, Kelly, Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors and Rosedale Federal.
Local Eastern Shore sponsorships include Delmarva Power, PNC Bank, and the Ocean City-Berlin Optimist Club. With their help and community participation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake is looking to reach its Eastern Shore fundraising goal of $15,000.
Teams of five can register online at www.biglittle.org/shorebowl, then choose an event date, set a team goal and start fundraising. Each participant is asked to raise $50 in donations; this amount provides Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake with the necessary resources to support children in our programs. The fundraising period, which kicked off at the end of January, culminates in bowling celebrations at local events, sponsored by Delmarva Power, allows each person to receive two hours of bowling, shoe rentals, food, drinks and a commemorative t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for the top fundraiser, the top fundraising team, highest bowling score and more. The 2016 local events will be held at the following locations:
Luau at the Lanes
Location: Cherokee Lanes, located at 1524 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, MD 21208
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 13th from 6-8 p.m.
Ocean City Bowl
Location: Ocean Lanes, located at 115 72nd Street, Ocean City, MD 21842
Date and Time: Sunday, April 17th from 12-2 p.m.
Can’t make the event? Visit www.biglittle.com/shorebowl and click ‘Event Information’. Once there, select ‘Donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake’ and make an individual donation!
“Anyone can get involved and every dollar raised stays within our community and goes towards creating a positive path for the youth in our area.” -Jessica Mimms, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake Eastern Shore Director
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake (BBBSGC)
BBBSGC is the oldest and largest mentoring organization in the region, having served Central Maryland since 1954. As a local affiliate of both Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and the National Mentoring Partnership/MENTOR, BBBSGC also operates the Maryland Mentoring Resource Center, which provides training, technical assistance, and resources to mentoring programs, mentors, and other youth service professionals across the state. Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer atwww.biglittle.org.