Bowl for Kids’ Sake: A BIG Success!


This Saturday we celebrated Halloween weekend with more than 130 of our closest friends. Zombies, superheroes and princesses alike, joined forces and laced up their bowling shoes for an afternoon of festivities and fun.

Our eighth annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser turned out to be a BIG success. The afternoon included bowling, prizes, music, food, costume contests and fun for all ages. Bigs, Littles, families and sponsors came together to celebrate the hard work they put forth over the last few months to raise support of our life-changing mentoring programs. Danni Starr of 96.3 NOW and Jonathan Rabb of CW Twin Cities were generous enough to emcee the event.

We thank each and every one of you who worked so hard to make this event the BIG success that it was. We raised a grand total of $32,395. None of this would have been possible without you! For anyone wishing to continue the fundraising fun, Firstgiving pages will remain open until the end of the year. So tell your friends, family and coworkers there is still time to donate. Every dollar counts!

All our fundraisers deserve a special round of applause. Our top five fundraising teams went exceptionally BIG and brought in over half of our total amount raised. Those inspiring individuals and team leaders are:

Robert Weber

Wendi Russo

Sue Hinrichs

Bonnie Creason

Matt Tonak

Thank you for everything you’ve done and your ongoing support for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Also, we want to give a  BIG thanks to our presenting sponsor, International Dairy Queen.

Thank you to our media and in-kind sponsors, The CW Twin Cities, 96.3 NOW, Adagio DJ Entertainment and AMF Bowling.

Thank you to our event sponsors, Vital Images, Gina Cesaretti and Michael Iwan, Jim and Sheri Simpson, Paul Blomgren and Lynn Harrington, Bob Barnett and Marlena Bromschwig, and Comcast.

And thank you to our lane sponsors, Jason George, ZehTek Information Technology Services, Laurie and Dan Lafontaine, The Prouty Project, Beth LaBreche and Eric Johnson, Delta Airlines, Jim and Mariken Hansen, John and Amy Hueg, and Greenhaven Printing.


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