Bowl for Kids’ Sake deadlines near

SIDNEY — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is gearing up for its annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake, which will be March 1 and March 2 at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney and Treaty Lanes in Greenville.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a nationally-recognized Big Brothers Big Sisters event and open to the public. Bowl for Kids’ Sake serves as a fun and easy way for community members to support the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Last year’s event hosted 88 sponsors, 69 teams, 348 bowlers, and raised $39,783. This year’s goal is $53,000, which is attainable, but not without the help of community members and sponsors.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake serves as the largest annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County, and the public is invited to help make this year’s event the largest to date.

Participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $50 per bowler, or $25 for those under 18 years old, through peer to peer fundraising. Teams can comprise friends, family and/or co-workers, and high school students are encouraged to participate. Participation includes a T-shirt, snacks, one hour of bowling and chances to win prizes. Lanes are available March 1, at 4, 5:30 and 7 p.m. at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney and 5:30 p.m. at Treaty Lanes in Greenville. On March 2, lanes are available at 1 p.m. at Bel-Mar Lanes, and 2 p.m. at Treaty Lanes.

Online registration, peer-to-peer fundraising details and more can be found at or by calling 492-7611 to register by phone. Registration deadline is Feb. 22.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event, as well. Different sponsorship levels are available, and prize donations are greatly appreciated. For information, call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 492-7611 before Feb. 15.