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Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to announce the first ever Bowl For Kids’ Sake Bowling League. Come out to Thunder Bowl #1 every Thursday starting on August 23, 2012, for a 12-week Bowling League to raise awareness about Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow Big Brothers Big Sisters supporters and help raise a little money for the cause.  A portion of the proceeds from the Bowl For Kids’ Sake Bowling League will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.  There will also be awesome prizes for participants including a weekly prize drawing for a custom-fit Bowling Ball and an overall Grand Prize for the Bowling League Champions!  Registration is required.  The cost is $10 per week per person.  The on-time registration deadline is August 22 while late entry is allowed through September 6.  All dates and locations are subject to change.

It’s our 40th anniversary and we’re on a mission to keep the spirit of Bowl For Kids’ Sake going throughout the year!  You can help by forming a team of four bowlers with your co-workers, friends or family.  A portion of the proceeds from the Bowling League will help benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Join us as we work to make a lasting, positive impact on our children, schools and communities.  Together, we can change how our children grow up in America. Join the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake Bowling League today.

Come out each and every Thursday to Thunder Bowl #1 from August 23 through November 8 from 6-8 p.m.  Work to improve your score and compete with the other registered teams for fantastic prizes.  Bowl three games each week, feast on 50¢ wings and beverage specials, compete with others, raise awareness and support Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Have some fun!  Relax, and enjoy the evening.  It’s a great way to help children and transform our community.  Registration forms are now available at the Big Brothers Big Sisters offices at 2439 Fairfield Ave in Fort Wayne or at 2012 Bowl for Kids’ Sake Bowling League sponsor Thunder Bowl #1, 6700 US Hwy 27 S in Fort Wayne or online at www.bbbsnei.org .  Get started today!  Be a team captain and form a team of four. Just simply complete the registration form and return it to Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Sign up now to make a difference today!

Please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at 260.456.1600 or www.bbbsnei.org for more information on how to donate in other ways to help to ensure that local children will be matched with a caring adult mentor to make a BIG difference in their life.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana is a nonprofit organization that serves children in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells, and Whitley counties in Indiana and Branch, Hillsdale and St. Joseph counties in Michigan. Big Brothers Big Sister’s mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one to one relationships with measureable impact.  Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer at www.BBBSNEI.org.

For more than 40 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports them in one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as higher aspirations; greater confidence and better relationships; educational success; and avoidance of delinquency and other risky behaviors. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated.

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