A pair of events aimed at helping area children are scheduled for next weekend.
The 13th annual Jennings County Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser is set for Saturday, February 20. The 22nd annual Jackson County Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser to benefit the local Big Brothers Big Sisters program will be held on Sunday, February 21. Both events will be held at Kingpins Bowl in Seymour. Saturday’s bowling times are 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday’s bowling times are 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Last year nearly $17,000 was raised through Bowl for Kids’ Sake in Jennings County. Organizers say the goal is to raise $18,000 through this year’s event, and all proceeds benefit the Big Brothers Big Sister mentoring programs and program expansion efforts in Jennings County.
Last year’s event in Jackson County raised over $32,000, say organizers there. They add that the goal is to raise $35,000 through this year’s event, with all proceeds benefiting the Big Brothers Big Sister mentoring programs and program expansion efforts in Jackson County.
To participate, individuals are asked to organize a four-member bowling team. For the Jennings County event, you are asked raise a minimum of $35 per person. Players for the Jackson County event are asked to raise a minimum of $45 per person. In addition, all collections are to be brought it on the of the event. Organizers say that each bowler will receive one hour and fifteen minutes of free bowling, free shoe rental, free pizza and soft drinks, a Bowl For Kids’ Sake t-shirt and the chance to win door prizes. They add that there are extra incentive prizes for those who raise more than the minimum amount. There will also be a silent auction, and other prizes.
For more on these events, visit the Facebook page of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Indiana.