SIDNEY — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County’s Bowl For Kids’ Sake, March 3 and 4, at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney and Treaty Lanes in Greenville was supported by 146 businesses who sponsored, made general donations, or donate prizes for the event, and brought together 314 bowlers to make up the 64 participating teams.
This year’s event has raised $36,000 so far. The money raised will go towards the school-based Buddies program and the community-based program that establishes one-to-one mentoring relationships between caring adults and children. Last year the local agency served almost 500 children in Shelby and Darke counties.
Prizes this year were set by donation amounts. Participants who raised at least $40 ($25 for those under 18) were given an event T-shirt, those who reached $50 were entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card, those who reached $150 qualified for three entries into the Amazon gift card drawing and one entry into the grand prize drawing, those who reached $350 qualified for six entries into the Amazon gift card drawing and two entries into the grand prize drawing, and those who reached $600 qualified for 12 entries into the Amazon gift card drawing, four entries for the grand prize drawing, and a $50 Kroger gift card. The participants also had the opportunity to win door prizes during the day of the event.
The winner of the $50 Amazon card was Zach Weaver. The grand prize winner of $500 or an iPad mini was Amber Godwin, who bowled on The Early Bird Team. Joe Rizzo, who bowled on the Cargill team, won the prize for the bowler who donated the most money. He won a $50 gift card to the Inn at Versailles, a $25 Amazon gift card, a KitchenAid gift bundle, and a $50 gift card to Kroger.