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Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2017


Saturday, April 1st, 2017 | Noon – 5:00pm

 AMF Lynchburg Lanes

The Noon, 1:00 and 2:00 hours are FULL and we are

no longer accepting team reservations!

HOWEVER the 3:00pm and 4:00pm time slots are still available!

Make plans now to join us, Saturday, April 1st from Noon until 5:00pm for some April Fool’s Day FUN at our 42nd Bowl for Kids’ Sake bowl-a-thon. Your involvement helps raise much needed funds for mentoring programs which support  “at risk” children and their families throughout Lynchburg and the surrounding counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell. Big Brothers Big Sisters is recognized nationally as a leader in educating and providing mentors for children facing adversity. Trained professionals carefully pair each child with the “perfect match”… a caring, positive, supportive adult role model to be a part of their young lives. This year we have set a lofty goal of $30,000 and with your help we can reach that goal. Don’t “fool around” – come and be a part of something BIG!

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a great and easy way to make a difference in the life of a child, while enjoying time with your family, friends and colleagues. It doesn’t matter what your bowling score is, but the fact that you are impacting the lives of children throughout Central Virginia!

We hope to hear from you soon! On behalf of the BBBSCVA family and the many children we serve, thank you for your help and continued support!

What is Bowl for Kids’ Sake?

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is an annual fundraiser where community members collect pledges of support for our mentoring programs. As a “thank you”, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia provides one hour (or two) of free bowling, free shoe rental, a free tee shirt and a chance to win tons of great prizes!

How Does It Work?

Each Team Captain organizes a team of 3 to 4 bowlers (including themselves). Each bowler then collects pledges (suggested minimum of $50 for one hour, $75 for two hours). Record pledges by clicking on the “Team Captain Packet” button and downloading a pledge form or, create an online fundraising page by clicking the “Individual / Team Fundraising Pages” button at the bottom of this page. If you simply want to register as a bowler, click on the “Registration for Bowlers” button, however you MUST CREATE a FUNDRAISING Page in order for donors to make donations to your team!

We ask bowlers to arrive at the event with your pledges and pledge payments in hand and be ready to bowl at your designated bowling time.

How do you Donate & Register On-Line?

To Register a team(s):

Go to www.bigcva.org and select BFKS 2017.  Once on the Home page click on Registration for BOWLERS TAB, which brings you to the Registration Page. Each team is allotted 1 hour to bowl ($200 per team) 2 hours ($300 per team). Select a time slot(s) to bowl. If bowling for 2 hours, include BOTH hours (ex: from 12-1 and from 1-2). After you have REGISTERED, scroll down, click on the Check Out TAB, taking you directly to our SUMMARY PAGE. Make sure the information on the summary page is correct. There is an edit order link if you wish to make any changes.  Simply fill in the appropriate information …TEAM NAME and team members. When finished scroll down and click on the REGISTER NOW Tab. If DONATIONS are made on your team Registration page, they will NOT be applied toward your team goal! That is why a Fundraising Page MUST be created!


 To Create a Fundraising Page per team:

You MUST also create a Fundraising Page, allowing donors to make gifts in support of your team. Donors CANNOT make gifts unless you have created a Fundraising Page for each team registered. To create a Fundraising Page, click on BECOME A FUNDRAISER button beneath the REGISTER NOW tab, taking you to the “Create a Fundraiser” page. Complete all of the information, including your email address and a password, enabling you to manage your page(s). By creating a separate fundraising page for each team, you will be able to go on line and check donations as they are made. Although, each donor’s name and gift amount is listed on your page, we do NOT list the name of an anonymous donor. All gifts are acknowledged by our Agency regardless of their donor status.


Attention all Bowlers…

The Noon, 1:00pm & 2:00pm hours are FULL and we are no longer accepting team reservations!

HOWEVER the 3:00pm and 4:00pm time slots are still available!



Registration for Bowlers

Create Bowler(s) Fundraising Pages

Team Captain Packet

Door Prize Sponsorship

Lane Sponsorship

Promotional Flyer

For more information contact Dawn Blankinship at 434.528.0400 or 434.473.7329

email dawnb@bigcva.org.

Thank you for helping to change the life of a child – today!