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Bowl for Kids 2018!

Joining Bowl For Kids makes a positive, long-lasting impact on children in our community by supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. Whether you're a bowler, a donor or a sponsor, you ensure that more BBBS kids are paired with mentors - and that their lives are changed for the better, forever!
EVENT DATE: April 27 & 28, 2018

FAQs

How does BFK work?
Bowl for Kids is a two-day themed bowling event that helps BBBS provide the funding needed to bring caring, adult mentors to children who need them. Over 1,000 individuals and companies raise money for BBBS and celebrate a weekend of bowling, food, drinks, team photos, and killer door prizes. With over 600 children still waiting to be matched, Bowl for Kids helps move these children off the waiting list and gets them matched with the Bigs they deserve! You can help change a child’s life by creating a team, joining a team or raising funds as an individual. For more information please contact Patty Morton at 518-807-3615 or pmorton@bigmentoring.org. Step 1: Team up with five of your co-workers, friends or family! After that, make sure each member registers online and joins your team. The goal is to raise a minimum of $750 per team. Step 2: Each team member will actively fundraise by asking people they know to support the children in our community by making donations to Bowl for Kids. Donors can donate directly online or you can collect checks or cash donations with a pledge sheet and bring it to the event. Step 3: Round up a costume related to this year's theme! Also, share how thrilled you are to be a part of BFK on Facebook and Twitter. Step 4: After your team has reached (or exceeded!) their fundraising goal, contact Patty Morton at 512.807.3615 or at pmorton@bigmentoring.org before the weekend of April 27, 2018, to sign up for a 2-hour bowling time slot. At the event, your team will get two free games of bowling (including shoes and a ball), food, drinks, souvenir team photos, chances to win door prizes and much more! Become “Very Important Bowlers” by raising a minimum of $1,250 - the cost to provide a child with a mentoring relationship for a full year (learn more)! If you have any questions along the way, please contact us. We're here to help!
How do I register?
By participating in Bowl for Kids you will help us match more at-risk children with caring adult mentors, changing their lives for the better. There are three ways to participate: start a team, join a team, or join as an individual. Teams are made up of 6 participants. If you form a team, collect donations and reach your team minimum, call us to reserve your bowling slot! You can also make an individual donation to other teams and bowlers or make an individual gift to BBBS to help us serve more kids. To start a team or to register, contact Patty Morton at 512.807.3615 or pmorton@bigmentoring.org
How do I raise money?
The best way to reach your individual or team donation goal is by asking people to support your cause. By simply sending an email, texting, posting on Facebook or asking a few friends for support, you can make a BIG difference. In addition to fundraising online, you can also print a pledge sheet and place it in your workplace, church, gym or anywhere else! The pledge sheet is a great way to gather off-line donations, or drive traffic to your team’s online fundraising page.
Of the money I raise, how much will go directly to children served?
The best part is all Bowl for Kids expenses are completely underwritten by our corporate sponsors; therefore, 100 percent of the money raised through team participation goes to support the children here in our community.  Your contributions will be used to match more children in Central Texas with the caring mentors they deserve.
When and where is the event happening?
Bowl for Kids 2018 is scheduled to take place Friday April 27 and Saturday April 28, 2018. The event will be held at Highland Lanes: Highland Lanes 8909 Burnet Road Austin, TX 78757 (Map). Several time slots are available each day. Once your team has raised a minimum of $750, contact Patty Morton at 512-807-3615 sign up for a bowling slot.
How do I make a donation?
Thank you for making a difference for Central Texas' kids! You can either donate online and receive a donation receipt via email OR if you'd like to mail your donation, please print this donation form, and mail it to: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas Attn: Bowl for Kids P.O. Box 4555 Austin, TX 78765 ** Please make checks payable to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas.
When are my donations due?
Donations are due by April 27, 2018. We strongly encourage you to have all donations confirmed before April 27 to ensure your team will be eligible to bowl. Before you arrive at the bowling alley, don’t forget to collect your donations and pledge sheet(s). If all your donations were online, then you're all set!
Is my donation secure?
Don’t worry, it’s 100% safe and secure. We use industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your information and provide a safe and secure environment for online donations. A donation receipt will be sent to you at the email address you provide. If you have questions about your donation, please email Patty Morton at pmorton@bigmentoring.org

About Bowl for Kids

Bowl for Kids (BFK) is one of the signature annual fundraisers for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)! BFK is an annual bowl-a-thon where participants fundraise and then enjoy a themed bowling party. Because of BFK, more Bigs and Littles can be paired up and more life-changing friendships can begin.

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