Bowl for Kids’ Sake starts March 3

Staff report

SIDNEY — Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County’s largest fundraiser of the year, kicks off March 2, at Belmar Lanes, in Sidney starting at 4:30 p.m. and at Treaty Lanes in Greenville starting at 5:30 p.m.

This two-day bowl-a-thon will continue March 3 at both locations with Belmar bowling times starting at 1 p.m. and Treaty starting at 2 p.m. Teams can reserve lanes now.

Participation is open to the public, and community members are asked to form teams of four to six members. Individual bowlers are asked to raise a minimum of $40, or $25 if under 18, to be eligible to participate in this event. Contributions allow admission to the party, a Bowl for Kids’ Sake T-shirt, pizza, snacks and the chance to win door prizes.

The money raised goes directly towards establishing one-to-one mentoring relationships between positive role models and children in need. Last year alone the agency served nearly 400 children throughout Shelby and Darke County. All funds stay in the county in which they are raised. The goal for this year’s event is $43,075, and the agency is currently short of that goal by $18,150. Bowl for Kids’ Sake is an affordable advertising opportunity for local companies and businesses and a chance for employee team-building. There is a variety of sponsor levels available.

For information, call 492-7611 or visit

Staff report