Bowling tonight for Kids’ Sake

Catherine Melvin

Everyone – a kid, a college student or an adult – can be a hero.

The slogan for Big Brothers Big Sisters will be applied tonight.

Anyone who wants an opportunity to be a hero for the organization and likes to bowl, can come to the Downing University Center for its Bowl for Kids’ Sake, its annual bowling fundraiser.

The event has been going on for 20 years. It is the largest and most attended fundraiser held by Big Brothers Big Sisters.

This year, the organization is holding a part of the fundraiser at Western from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today on the fourth floor of DUC.

“We consider everyone who participates in the Big Brothers Big Sisters to be a hero because of the time they sacrifice,” said Robin Pemberton, special events director of the Big Brothers Big Sisters in Bowling Green.

The community Bowl for Kids’ Sake will take place on Feb. 20 and 21 at Crescent Bowl and then again on Feb. 28 at Southern Lanes.

The college Bowl for Kids’ Sake not only will offer free bowling, shoes and lanes, but also free pizza and soft drinks. The members of Big Brothers Big Sisters also will be awarding door prizes.

“It is important for every child to have a positive role model in their life,” said Denise Cole, board president of Big Brothers Big Sisters. “Every child has the opportunity to be what they want to be.”

Several sororities, fraternities and other campus organizations have already organized teams and signed up for the event.

Each team must consist of five people and each person on the team must raise a minimum of $20.

The donations will go toward programs for little brothers or sisters who do not have a Big Brother or Sister, empower classes that teach children good habits and safety, and background checks for prospective Big Brothers and Sisters.

“The money will allow us to continue programs we have going now, to develop new programs and expand our facility into other counties,” Pemberton said.

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