Ponoka Big Brothers Big Sisters wants you to bring your bowling game, Hogwarts style

This year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Harry Potter themed

Do you bowl like a Ravenclaw, carefully calculating your angle and spin of the ball, or just roll straight and true like a Hufflepuff?

Come dressed as your favourite Harry Potter character, because this year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Hogwarts themed and it’s sure to be magical.

The annual fundraising event for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Ponoka will be held on March 6, 2020 at Leisure Lanes Bowling Centre.

“It’s a really popular, and I hope well-known, genre,” said program director Morgen Chernick of the theme.

“Hopefully people have fun and get creative with the costumes.”

There is room for 40 teams of up to six members each. All ages are welcome.

Team members can be family, friends or co-workers.

“It’s just a great community event for everyone,” she said.

Each team needs to register and collect at least $400 in pledges, which is the team entry fee.

All the funds raised from this event will stay in Ponoka, allowing the Ponoka BBBS to continue its mentoring programs for local youth.

Businesses can become involved by entering a team, or by making a prize or monetary donation.

There are also opportunities to be a corporate or individual donor.

A grand prize will be given for the team and individual who raise the most money, as well as door and costume prizes.

Th goal of the event is to raise $20,000, as well as awareness about BBBS and what it does.

Last year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake was 50s-themed and raised just over $21,000.

“The community has been really fantastic about backing the event and supporting it,” said Chernick.

Call the Ponoka Youth Centre to register a team at 403-783-3112. Registrations will be open right up to the day of the event, provided there is room left.

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