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Bowl for Kids’ Sake — 2018


When: Saturday, April 14th
Where: Fort Hill Bowling Center
Time: Noon until 5:00pm
Who: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia
Why: Have FUN while supporting BBBSCVA!

Make plans now to join us, Saturday, April 14th from Noon until 5:00pm  for our 43rd 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.  So mark your calendar now and come and be a part of something BIG!

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is an easy and fun way to make a difference in the life of a child, while greatly impacting the lives of children throughout Central Virginia! Whether you are a first-time bowler or seasoned professional…it doesn’t matter. Come and enjoy spending time with friends, family and colleagues, while helping raise all important funds for “our kids”. The only requirement is to have FUN!

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


Captain Letter Pledge Sheet Promotional Flyer


Register Your Team(s):

  1. Select the “Register Now” button below.
  2. Select time slot(s) to bowl. Each team is allotted 1 hour ($200 per team) or 2 hours ($300 per team) to bowl. If bowling for 2 hours, select the two hour slot provided (ex: from 12-2 OR 2-4).
  3. Once you select “Checkout” you will be asked to review or edit your selection(s), provide your contact information, team name, and the names of team members.
  4. Once complete, select “Register Now.”

NOTE: Donations made during registration will NOT be applied toward your team goal. You must create a Fundraising Page.


Register Now

Create Your Team Fundraising Page:

All teams are required to create a Fundraising Page.

  1. To create a Fundraising Page, click the “Become A Fundraiser” button below.
  2. Complete the form. You will be asked to provide a goal, team name, page name, image for your page, and a short explanation as to why you support Big Brothers Big Sisters.
  3. Once completed, select “Create Fundraiser Page.” You will then be asked to create an account or sign in to an existing one.
  4. Once logged into your account, you will be able to check donations made through your team’s fundraising page.

NOTE: Donors cannot make gifts on behalf of your team until you have created a Fundraising Page. Donor names and gifts will be listed on your team’s Fundraising Page unless specified as anonymous. All gifts are acknowledged by our agency regardless of their donor status.


Become A Fundraiser



Attention Returning Bowlers: We have moved this event to a new location!

In an effort to support local businesses, this year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake bowl-a-thon will be held at the FORT HILL BOWLING CENTER located at 6015 Fort Avenue.
Fort Hill Bowl is family owned and operated, serving Lynchburg and the surrounding counties for over 40 years. BBBSCVA is excited to partner with Fort Hill Bowling Center and we look forward to seeing all of you at our new location!

For more information contact Dawn Blankinship at 434.528.0400 or 434.473.7329 or email dawnb@bigcva.org.

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