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Big Brothers Big Sisters Fundraiser: Bowl for Kids' Sake


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Big Brothers Big Sisters Event Raises Funds to Help Over 700 Children
D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s Bowl for Kids Sake Event Celebrates its 26th Year
Grand Rapids, Mich. – On March 2, 3, and 9, D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s will host the 26th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ of West Michigan. Last year, the proceeds of the event helped over 700 children find a Big Brother or Big Sister.
The proceeds from Bowl for Kids' Sake go to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program of D.A. Blodgett - St. John's where children are matched with volunteers. Big Brothers and Big Sisters provide friendship, guidance, and support to children who may not have positive role models in their lives. Surveys of parents whose child has been matched to a Big Brother or Big Sister during the past 12 months indicate that 88% of those matched improved academically and 96% avoided delinquent behavior.
The 26th annual event will take place at Eastbrook Lanes and will have two flights on Friday, March 2nd, at 5:45pm and 8:30pm, one flight on Saturday, March 3rd at noon, and two flights on Friday, March 9th at 5:45pm and 8:30pm. A $100 minimum in pledges is required to participate or $500 per qualifying team. Bowling and pizza will be provided as well as prizes for top fundraisers and a raffle featuring some of Grand Rapids’ finest restaurants and businesses.
D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s is a 125-year-old accredited agency that works in partnership with the community providing comprehensive services to children and families, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, foster care, adoption, and family support, as well as, residential treatment and emergency shelter care at St. John’s Home.
For more information or to schedule an interview with a representative of D.A. Blodgett- St. John’s please contact Maria Filice at 616.361.5227
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