Big Brothers Big Sisters is a United Way agency. Its annual fundraiser, Bowl For Kids’ Sake, will take place 4-8 p.m. March 14 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 15. The theme this year is “Bowl For Kids’ Sake SPORTS.”
Bonnie Gaston, office manager, is excited about all the prize donations. “We will have a variety of baskets, from cooking to birthday parties to designer accessories,” she said.
Bowl For Kids’ Sakes’ best kept secret is the raffle baskets. Each basket is valued at more than $250 and some much higher. Pictures of the baskets are on the agency website, bbbsvc.org and Facebook page at Bigbrothersbigsisters Vermilioncounty. Tickets went on sale Monday for the baskets and a 50/50 drawing. Individuals can purchase an arms length for $10 and a wing span for $15 and place their address label on the back. Anyone can purchase tickets whether they bowl or not, and the purchasers don’t have to be present to win. Last year, the 50/50 winner received $1,200.
There also are some special baskets, including a gaming basket with a PlayStation donated by Gold Rush Pawn, games donated by Sony and other items. Tickets for the PlayStation will be $10.
“Funds raised through Bowl For Kids’ Sake go to meet our vision that all children achieve success in life”, McFadden said. “We serve children all over Vermilion County, not just Danville and we need community support to continue. This is a fun way to help out.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters receives donations of any kind at the office located at 100 N. Franklin St., Danville or monetary donations can be made through http://www.firstgiving.com/bbbsvc/bowl-for-kids-sake-sports. There will also be a table set up to recruit mentors. There are always children waiting for a mentor. Call 446-6601 for more information about mentoring or Bowl For Kids’ Sake.
Rose M. Henton is executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County.