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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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Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2008

Posted on February 8, 2008 by under News.    

I’ve decided to bowl in the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids’ Sake event this year. I haven’t participated in it in a few years so it should be interesting. I hope I can still lift my ball.

Anyway, I’m hoping that you all will help me raise money for this very good cause. Please sponsor me. You can make a pledge or donation by clicking this link. You can make a flat pledge or you can pledge on a per pin basis. If you choose per pin, then it will be based on my highest game.

Thanks very much for your support, it means a lot. Both Big Brothers Big Sisters and I thank you in advance for any support you can give.

P.S. I’d like to express my deepest gratitude to the following people for their generous donations.
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

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Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2003

Posted on March 8, 2003 by under Life.    

We had such a blast at Rose Bowl East while bowling for Big Brothers Big Sisters 2003 Bowl for Kids’ Sake today! There were lots of people who showed up — some who even joined in at the last minute — but, sadly, my supervisor Stacy was MIA. I’m not sure what came up but it would have been lots more fun if he was able to come. We still had a ton of fun, though. Here are some of the photo highlights..

 Sarah, Sam, Robin (our Hooters girl), Ching, Ashley and Wade
 Brian and Ching

Sarah, Ashley, Sam, Wade, Brian and I all met up at the Hooters next to the bowling alley for a quick snack before the event. Stacy and Travis were also invited but they were no-shows. As it turns out, Stacy was a no-show for the whole bowling thing.

Sarah, Ashley, Sam and I had to bowl sans one team member. I thought it would’ve been cooler if he was there but it was general consensus that it was good thing that he didn’t make it. Sam said he would have been nervous and Sarah said she wouldn’t have been able to drink otherwise. Sarah, who is not even 20 yet, took full advantage of the “no-carding” situation and drank enough beer for a basketball team (just kidding — she only had five bottles of Bud Light). I, on the other hand, skipped drinking altogether and decided to take my chances with the “non-alcoholic” raffle. I foolishly put all three of my free beer tickets in thinking that, with everyone drinking their asses off, I was a shoe-in. Had I known that (A) there would only be one winner selected and (B) my odds of winning the lottery were better, I would have used my beer tickets and drank myself happy just as Sarah and the rest of the smarter people did. But that’s okay because we were already loud and obnoxious enough as it was and me drinking wouldn’t have helped matters any.

There are more pictures below. Move the arrow over the picture to read the short captions.

 putting my shoes on
 my super-captain pose
 Ashley, Sam and Sarah posing like Charlie's Angels -- this was actually unintentional, it just came out that way
 Ashley, Sarah, Ching, Erin and Sam
 Ashley's holey bowling shoe
 Wade, Joni, Ashley and Katie
 Shane Price -- he raised $1300 all by himself

And there are even more pictures in the 2003 BFKS gallery. Click here to view them all.

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Dance for Kids’ Sake

Posted on February 18, 2017 by under Events, Zumba.    

I’ve been participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ bowling fundraiser on and off for about 15 years. It used to be called Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Now I believe it’s known as Change the Game for Kids’ Sake. Last year, I single-handedly raised $1195 for the campaign. Our team wasn’t the top fundraising team (Jimmy Martinez’ team took that honor) but we were definitely the best dressed. LOL.

Amy invited me to be on her team last year but, since she’s moved out of the Customer Relations Center and Wichita, she isn’t bowling with us this year. Faith, who I bowled with the year before, recruited me to be on her team again this year. Our team consists of Alex Weber, Alicia Grissom, Faith Roach, Mike Blake, and me.

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Obviously, I’ve sent my individual fundraising emails already directing people to my fundraising page but we will also be doing fundraising as a team. One of our big fundraising efforts this year is Dance for Kids’ Sake, which is our take on Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids’ Sake campaign but using Zumba® as the platform for reaching people and getting them involved instead of bowling.

I was actually really overwhelmed with the response when I put feelers out for hosting a Zumbathon® for Big Brothers Big Sisters. All of my ZIN (Zumba Instructor Network) friends wanted to help. So we have nine amazing instructors teaching for 90 minutes. It’s going to be such a blast!

Faith secured the venue for us. The Zumbathon® will be held on Saturday, March 25, at the basketball court/gym in our office on Central. Doors will open at 2:30 PM and the dancing will start at 3:00 PM. While participants are waiting for the Zumbathon® to start they can take fun pictures at the photo wall (I ordered a couple of backdrops from Oriental Trading and Faith is going to let us use her photo booth props) and buy tickets for the raffle. We are raffling off some fabulous prizes! I’m super excited just thinking about it.

I’ve been pretty diligent about getting donations for the raffle. We will have lots of Lularoe stuff; a gift certificate for 20 free yoga classes at Satya Moon Yoga; the Alley donated some free bowling; go karts, and laser maze… We will have a fabulous basket full of Zumba swag. We will have passes to various area attractions and maybe even Music Theatre Wichita tickets. There will be a wine basket and a car car basket. It will be off the chain! I hope I’m using the expression correctly. LOL.

If we get half the attendance that they had at the Zumba Love Party at East YMCA, then we will raise lots of money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. I am super excited!

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Speaking of the Zumba Love Party, here are some pictures from that event.

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The instructors involved were Jonie, Charis, Missy, Jenny, and Aimee. They did such a great job on this member appreciation event including decorating and promoting. The event had a fabulous turnout!

The next member appreciation event is tomorrow at West YMCA. This one is called Step Up & Dance because it consists of Hip Hop Step with Jacqueline and Kristin and Zumba with Jonie and Joel. Sounds like a blast. I’m really bummed to miss it because (a) I have to teach my own Sunday Zumba class, (b) have to celebrate a friend’s birthday, and (c) it’s bowling night.

There are just too many fun things going on. Anyway, if you’re not doing anything, you should check out Step Up & Dance because it’s free for both members and non-members. And, of course, save the date for Dance for Kids’ Sake because not only will we have a great time but we’re also doing something that benefits our community! See you there!

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Bowling Revival

Posted on April 16, 2014 by under Events, Family, Hobbies.    

I’ve decided to start bowling again and I’m dragging Brian with me.

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I was inspired to start bowling again after bowling a 243 at my work’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraising event on Saturday. It was nine pin no tap, but still. I’d participated in many of these fundraisers before and they’ve always been nine pin no tap, but I’d barely break 200. Somehow I’d keep bowling 8s and not pick up my spares. I was in the zone this weekend, though.

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Here are some pictures from Saturday.

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Faith’s son is so adorable.

Here’s our team photo.

Fw: BBBS team photo

Here’s the chocolate gift basket that I won for getting the highest bowling score out of all the women bowlers. It’s full of chocolatey goodness from the Farris Wheel and I’ve been enjoying it over the last few days.

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On Sunday we went bowling again to celebrate dad’s birthday.

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Dad kicked everyone’s butt at bowling. I joked that we were letting him win on account of his birthday but truly there was no way that we could have come close. Dad is just an awesome bowler. He bowled a 187, 184, 203, and 182 on Sunday.

Guess who took second? Me, of course. I bowled 134, 146, 145, and 150. Not great, but it’s about how I normally bowled when I used to bowl regularly.

Brian didn’t do too bad. He bowled 156, 122, 122, and 145. I don’t know what happened to mom. LOL. She normally bowls really well but she she did the worst that day. Her scores were 137, 135, 119, and 122. She’s probably going to hate that I posted that, but I post everything. LOL.

Anyway, while we were at the bowling alley we saw the flyers advertising their summer leagues so we decided to join the earlier of the two Sunday night leagues. Figured it was time I got another hobby because I don’t have enough of them already. Ha! Jokes aside, this weekend reminded me of how much I really enjoyed bowling back when I used to do it and how I’m actually pretty good at it. So it’s time to take it up again. Who knows? Maybe I’ll get even better.

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We’re the kind of people who go full out when we get into something (well, I am anyway) so we ordered a pair of bowling shoes for Brian which arrived today.

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They’re his very first pair of bowling shoes. They fit great and look fantastic. I’m excited for him to break them in!

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I didn’t get any new bowling shows because, even though my bowling shoes are over ten years old, my bowling shoes are still fine. I did, however, have to get a new bowling bag because the one I had was pretty icky. This new one was cheap and looks great. I love the separate shoe pocket also.

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Oh, check out what I found when I was cleaning out my old bowling bag. Yes. It has been that long since I last bowled regularly. I’m pretty rusty but I didn’t do to shabby this weekend so perhaps there is hope for me yet. I’m so excited for this summer! I can’t wait to kick some butt at bowling!

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