As the need for youth mentors steadily grows, the ability to participate in the 2018 Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Peel “Rock ‘n’ Bowl for Kids Sake” (BFKS) fundraiser has gotten a lot easier. All it takes is a group of five people, made up of family, friends or co-workers who pick a bowling date that works for everyone.
The next step would be to register your team online and start collecting pledges. The goal this year is $150,000, and groups earning $200 or more will get Tim Hortons cards and lots of other incentive prizes as they move up the fundraising ladder.
The first of five bowling events taking place across the region, from Feb. 25 to May 7, is at Classic Bowl in Mississauga from 2-4 p.m. with BFKS honourary chair, Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans.
“I encourage the community to get involved and participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters 2018 Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake,” says Evans. “By registering a team or sponsoring a bowler you are helping to raise needed funds to ensure that the youth in our community have the mentors they need to help them succeed.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel currently deliver mentoring programs to more than 1,800 children and youth in building confidence and contributing to their communities. One way to support their work is by raising much-needed funds to make sure community youth can access the mentors they need to help them achieve their goals.
“There is no better investment we can make in our future than to invest in our youth,” says Shari Lynn Ladanchuk, Big Brothers Big Sisters president and CEO.
For more information visit bbbspeel.com or call 905-457-7288 ext. 223.
Pictured: 2018 Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake honourary chairperson Chief Jennifer Evans along with Peel Big Brothers Big Sisters president and CEO Shari Lynn Ladanchuk; Big and Little Sisters of the Year Lara Yanchis and Camila; and Big and Little Brothers of the Year Luca Mena and Jaden.