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Bowl for Kids' Sake will be here before we know it. It's time to start getting your teams together, register online, and start to raise money for local kids in our community.
This year will be memorable.
To participate in Bowl for Kids' Sake, you must raise a minimum of $75. Just ask 5 people to donate $15. It's that simple. By reaching the minimum, you'll receive two games of bowl, shoe rental, and a t-shirt.
Don't stop there! Keep asking... It can be done. Reach $250 to get our NEW 1/4 Zip Sweatshirts along with your two games, shoe rental, and t-shirt. Get there by asking 10 people for $25.
It doesn't stop there. Raise $300 and get entered into the Grand Prize Drawing. Plus, every additional $50 over $300 gets you another entry. For example, raise $450, get 4 entries into the Grand Prize.
We're encouraging you to raise money individually, but also as a team. Teams that raise $1,500 will be considered VIP! What does that mean? Your team will earn one large pizza and one complimentary drink ticket. Your team will even get your own personal waiter!
To sign up and get started, click here!
Remember, it's not about bowling, it's about the kids. It's the most fun you'll ever have in rented shoes, we promise you!
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call our office at (906)475-7801
Burt & Brandon
Matched since May 2009
Burt and Brandon were matched in May of 2009. Burt and his son Scott had volunteered their boats for the Big Brothers Big Sister’s fishing tournament the previous year, and had such a good time they decided to become Big Brothers themselves. Brandon’s mom Susan was looking for someone to make a long term commitment to her son.
When she was told about Burt she thought it was the ideal situation. On their first outing, Burt took Brandon out fishing on the boat, and Brandon was hooked on fishing ever since. Burt also brings Brandon hunting every year, where he gets to hunt with another Big Brother/Little Brother match. While they do many other things, fishing and hunting continues to be their favorite pastime.
Susie is grateful for the time that Burt has spent with Brandon saying, “this is more than I expected, and never dreamed that it would be this good. These are probably some the best people in the world”. Burt, along with the South Shore fishing group continue to put on an annual fishing tournament for Big Brothers Big Sisters. In 2009, Brandon took first place with a 26 pound fish.
They also give back to the community by doing the beach clean up almost every year. Burt goes down to Florida every winter now, but continues to keep in contact with Brandon while he is gone. When he returns in the Spring, just in time for the ice to melt, they pick right back up where they left off, and hit the lakes for more fishing. Brandon’s grandma commented, “Burt is the best thing that has ever happened to Brandon, they really needed a strong male role model for the family and they got it.”
Congratulations to Burt and Brandon on being matched for 5 years!