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Bowl for Kids 2017March 3 - 5, 2017

 

"Peace, Love & Bowling"

 

BBBS’ Bowl for Kids 2017 Raises $135,000

Peace signs, bell bottom pants and polyester ruled as participants took to the lanes March 3-5 and raised over $135,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. It was a dy-no-mite event as bowlers donned outfits from the 60’s and 70’s and participated in this year’s “Peace, Love & Bowling”-themed bowling marathon. Funds raised go directly to providing children with caring, committed mentors, and life-changing mentoring services.

“This event was ‘far-out fun’ that provides real results for kids and their families. There were a lot of silly costumes, but participants were serious about generating support for children in Central Texas,” said Brent Fields, CEO of BBBS. “This is the 34th year we’ve held Bowl for Kids, which is one of our largest fundraisers.”

It’s an event that brings a lot of people together, as over 800 participants, sponsors, volunteers, staff, and Bigs and Littles took to the lanes this year. Many businesses formed teams, but individuals and families joined in the fun as well.

Austin Powers made an appearance at the event, along with Scooby Doo and Friends, the Fab Four (Beatles), and a group called The Bowling Stones, among others. The teams had great fun posing for photos in front of the event’s annual theme banner, as well as in a specially created “photo” bus. The common connection between all these elements was having fun and helping kids.

“We totally enjoy this event,” said Maria Dunn of RSM US LLP., Kingpin Sponsor of the event. “Ultimately though, it’s all about the kids. We want to support youth as much as we can, because they’re going to be our leaders.”

Teams from the banking, architecture, engineering and construction sectors, as well as the American Society of Civil Engineers, showed up in full force, as did teams from the legal, gamers and designers, and media industries. Highland Lanes hosted the event over the course of the weekend. To participate in Bowl for Kids, teams of up to six members raise at least $650 per team. The teams then enjoy bowling, complimentary food, beverages, t-shirts and prizes.

The greatest gift of all, however, is knowing that they have made a difference for young people in our community

 

Special thanks to our top sponsors:

Kingpin Sponsor: RSM US LLP; Lead Media Sponsors: iHeartMedia and KVUE; plus ARM, Highland Lanes, Bixby Zane, Bridgepoint Consulting, GSD&M, The HT Group, ASPYR Media, Encotech Engineering Consultants, HDR, Miller IDS, O’Connell Robertson, Pape-Dawson Engineers, REMAX Asset Realty, Scott Felder Homes and others.

 

See photos from Bowl for Kids 2017 on our Flickr album here

See team photos in our MyEventisTheBomb photo collection here

 

www.BowlForKidsAustin.org

For information about event sponsorship or about the event itself, contact Patty Morton at pmorton@bigmentoring.org or by calling 512-472-3615. 


                                           
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