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Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2016

Posted on May 14, 2016 by under Events.    

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I’ve been participating in Bowl for Kids’ Sake for over 10 years but I have to say that this most recent Bowl for Kids’ Sake event we had has been the best one I’ve been part of – EVER. Not only did we double our participation compared to last year but we also raised over $17,000 as a group for Big Brothers Big Sisters. That’s about $7,000 more than we raised last year.

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Also, Nickira got to bowl with us this year. She missed the event last year because our bowling day coincided with one of her cousins’ birthdays and she went to the birthday party instead. This time we planned ahead and didn’t have any schedule conflicts.

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Another memorable part of this year’s event is our awesome team uniforms which went perfectly with our team name: Bowlerinas.

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I wish there was a prize for best team uniform because we would have won, hands down. I may be just a tad biased but it’s true.

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Even though we didn’t win a prize for our awesome costumes, I did get recognized for being the top fundraiser this year. For the first time ever I broke the $1,000 mark. I’d been top fundraiser before, many years ago, even though I only raised about $800. This time, with support from my amazing and very generous friends and family, I raised over $1,200 for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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It was truly a banner year for me for Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraising. Hopefully I’ll be able to participate again next year and raise even more money for this wonderful organization. On behalf of our team captain Amy and my little sister Nickira, thank you to everyone who participated and/or donated to this event.

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UPDATE: Here are a few more photos that I forgot to share the other day. These amazing photos were taken by my coworker friend, Joe Montiel. He does awesome photography work if you need a photographer you should hit him up.

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Tammy and Don

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The Pink Ladies (minus a couple of their team members) – Misty formed a team even though she doesn’t like to bowl. She had our friend Lindsay fill in as a proxy bowler. See, you don’t have to bowl at all to support the cause.

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Check out Brian’s amazing form. And to think this guy was bowling “back up” not too long ago. Now he out-bowls me on a regular basis.

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Picture of me and Nickira with Tammy from Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Group photo of all of the team captains this year

That’s pretty much it. See you all at Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2017!

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Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Around the Corner

Posted on March 13, 2015 by under Things to Do.    

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I recently put a new sign in sheet by my door to help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kid’s Sake. I was hopeful that I’d have several donations by now but I’ve actually had fewer visitors lately. I’m really bummed.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a cause that is close to my heart so it would really mean a lot to me if you guys help me support them through our generous donations.

Did you know that 67% of former Littles surveyed agree that their Big played a role in their decision to attend college? Donate today to help develop more college grads, community leaders and entrepreneurs.

Will you make a donation today and join my effort to give a child the resources he needs to be successful. Your donation can start a child on the path to academic achievement. Click here to visit my personal donation page.

Don’t wait! Donate Today!

Your donation will help change a child’s life for the better, forever.

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Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2011

Posted on March 31, 2011 by under Events.    

I decided to take my Bowl for Kids’ Sake pledge sheet to the PACS meeting today. I have to admit that was the best idea ever. I collected almost $500 not counting my online pledges.

In all of the years that I’ve participated in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids’ Sake events, I think this is the best I’ve ever done. Go me!

Anyway, I’ve still got another couple of days to collect donations. If you haven’t already pledged a donation, please click here.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a wonderful program. Please show your support by sponsoring me in our upcoming Bowl for Kids’ Sake event. We bowl on Saturday. 🙂

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Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2010

Posted on April 30, 2010 by under Life.    

Our team picture from Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2010. Our team consisted of Jan, Isaac, Cindy, Joe, Brian and me. Cindy was our team captain.

Thank you so much to everyone who donated and helped us raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2010

Posted on April 7, 2010 by under Projects.    

Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2008 Donors List
Brian Brubaker $100
Achita Muthitacharoen $50
Esper Tejano $50
Josephine Alonso $30
Peggy Loyd $25
Jennifer Cannady $25
John Withers $25
Donna Brubaker $25
Jennifer Alonso $25
Denise Fundis $20
Richard Miner $20
Nikelia Dickson $10
Etaf Shaban $10
Mary Clavo-Rodriguez $10
Angie Childers $10
Darcy Cook $10
Jill Frasco $10
Irene Linn $10
Annette McKernan $10
Michelle Mapel $10
Vicki Huskey $10
Michael Caylor $10
Barney Bernhardt $10
Sandy Goseland $5

The wonderful, generous, benevolent people listed above helped me raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2008. I’m hoping that they’ll help me and Big Brothers Big Sisters out again this year.

Please, please, please.

Remember that your contribution helps fund an organization that helps children, most of whom are considered at risk and live in single parent homes, achieve their full potential through long-term personal relationships with carefully screened and caring volunteers.

Children with a Big Brother or Big Sister are:

  • 46% less likely to start using illegal drugs
  • 27% less likely to start drinking alcohol
  • 52% less likely to skip school
  • 33% less likely to use violence to resolve problems

Every dollar counts! Let’s work together to make a difference.

2010 Donors Update:

  • Lea Lacaba
  • Robert and Irene Linn
  • Vicki Huskey

My sincerest gratitude go out to the folks above for helping me toward my fundraising goals this year. You guys are the best!

P.S. There’s still time if you haven’t made a donation yet. Here’s my donation link: http://www.kansasbigs.org/bfks/bowlerview.aspx?id=Chingay. Thanks in advance!

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