Big Brothers prepare for big bowling fundraiser

Plans are underway for a fun night of bowling intended to bring big bucks to Ponoka’s Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) programming.

BBBS is looking for teams for its largest fundraiser

BBBS is looking for teams for its largest fundraiser

Plans are underway for a fun night of bowling intended to bring big bucks to Ponoka’s Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) programming.

The night is set for Friday, March 4 at Leisure Lanes Bowling Centre and is the largest annual fundraiser for BBBS, says program director Morgen Chernick. Accepting sign-ups from teams, Chernick said they already have 25 teams ready to go but they’ll take as many as possible. Last year, 33 teams signed up and Chernick said organizers will take teams up to the last minute if necessary.

This year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake is dubbed the Mardi Gras Soiree; teams are encouraged to dress for the theme and prizes are being prepared for the best costumes and most money raised. The grand prize is a VIA Rail pass for four people from Edmonton to Jasper for the most money collected valued at $1,700.

Other prizes include green fees and power cart for golf, tickets to the Ponoka Stampede as well as many door prizes and best costume prizes.

“All the funds raised stay in the community,” said Chernick proudly.

BBBS has several mentorship programs including in-school, community based, teen mentoring and Go Girls and Game On programs.

Chernick said their goal this year is to raise $20,000.