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Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Ohio is asking to the community to support Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the mentoring organization’s largest annual fundraiser, which raises the money needed to successfully pair volunteer adult mentors with children who face adversity in professionally-supported, long-term mentoring friendships.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake participants solicit pledges from friends and family to raise funds to support the agency that serves Ross, Pickaway, Pike, Highland and Fayette counties. The organization raised $43,000 last year and hopes to top that in 2014.

“Bowl for Kids’ Sake brings the whole community together in support of a positive future for our kids,” said Christy Schreick, president/CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Ohio. “No matter how someone chooses to be involved – bowler, team captain, or sponsor – each person has a hand in helping to start a child on the right path. Every dollar raised through Bowl for Kids’ Sake directly funds our mentoring programs in this community and helps to maintain our mentoring relationships, increasing kids chances for success.”

The agency hosts Bowl for Kids’ Sake events in four communities throughout its service area during the month of April. Teams are generally made up of four to five people and each bowler is asked to raise a minimum of $50 in pledges. Those bringing in at least $60 in pledges will receive a free T-shirt. The teams participate in the community of their choice and bowl two free games, receive free lunch and are entered to win door prizes. Events are scheduled in the following communities:

Ross County – Shawnee Lanes, Chillicothe – April 6 – Choose to bowl at noon, 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.

Pickaway County – Pickaway Lanes, Circleville – April 13 – 1 p.m.

Fayette County – LeElla Lanes, Washington C.H. – April 27 – 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Highland County – Highland Lanes, Hillsboro – May 4 – 1 p.m.

Anyone interested in participating in Bowl for Kids’ Sake can call 800-888-6335; email bbbssco@bright.net; or visit www.bbbssco.org or ww.facebook.com/BBBSSCO for more information.

South Central Ohio Big Brothers Big Sisters was founded in Ross County in 1978. It is an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and is certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. It is funded by the Paint Valley ADAMH Board and the United Way of Ross, Pickaway and Fayette counties.

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