Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Northern New Mexico is encouraging local citizens to find their inner super hero. How? By creating a team of four with friends, family, co-workers or neighbors, and using a bat signal, mental telepathy, Identicard or (insert favorite Super Hero mode of communication here), to raise money for Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2014. This year’s theme: You guessed it. Super Heroes!
This is the 31st annual Bowl For Kids’Sake – Big Brothers Big Sisters’ annual campaign to raise funds and awareness for matching children in its communities with caring, committed, carefully screened adult volunteers.
First Gentleman Chuck Franco will host the 4th Annual First Gentleman’s Bowl, a special celebratory bowling date set aside for all of the government employees who raised money for this campaign. The event starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at Strike Gold Lanes, at 10 Cities of Gold Road in Pojoaque (attached to Cities of Gold Casino).
Community Bowls for Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe areas are happening Sunday, April 13, Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 at Strike Gold Lanes in Pojoaque. Any government team wishing to bowl on any of those days is welcome to do so.
The Bowl for Kids’ Sake campaign seeks individuals and businesses who share in the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Last year, Bowl For Kids’ Sake brought in more than $160,000 throughout Northern New Mexico.
Even if the time is not right to become a mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters needs sponsors, team captains and bowlers who can continue the tradition of raising awareness and support for matching children in the community with caring and carefully-screened adults.
Help Start Something BIG in the community! Call 505.983.8360, e-mail Ron Ruybal at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bbbsnorthernnm.org/bfks today.
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children, ages 5 through 18, in communities across the country. BBBS develops positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.