Once again the call for bowling teams has been made by the Big Brother Big Sisters (BBBS) Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser.
The annual fundraiser, set for Friday, Feb. 27 from 4 to 9 p.m., is BBBS’ biggest and most exciting fundraiser of the year, with strong corporate and individual support says Morgen Chernick, program director.
With a goal of $20,000, Chernick says she is excited to see what will come of the fun day, considering they raised $22,200 last year. This year’s theme focuses on medieval times.
Held at Leisure Lanes Bowling Centre, Chernick said there were some fun rivalries with teams looking to garner best costume or to raise the most money.
A quiet and friendly costume challenge from the Ponoka Elementary School teachers and St. Augustine Catholic School teachers has helped raise the fundraiser’s profile. Last year, both teams tied for best costume. Chernick says the support from everyone makes the fundraiser all the more exciting. “We actually have the elementary school and St. Augustine bowling at the same time.”
Another group that wants to raise as much money as possible is the central Alberta Buccaneers football team, who have challenged the Ponoka Broncs senior football team to raise more than them.
“We’ve got a lot of support both locally and from central Alberta,” said Chernick.
Teams can sign up with Ponoka BBBS at 403-783-3112 or they can sign up and receive pledges online at www.ponokabbbs.kintera.org. Chernick says there are many different prizes to be had.
Money from the fundraiser stays locally and goes to BBBS programming, says Chernick.