There were plenty of smiles to go around on a rainy March 26 when area Bigs and Littles joined friends and employees of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) for the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake. The event, held at Dorchester Lanes in Summerville, drew support from businesses like Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG), Kohl’s and American Eagle Outfitters.
With three area stores participating, American Eagle has been involved in Bowl for Kids’ Sake for the past four years. On a national level, the retailer’s foundation, called AE Better World, donates both time and money to Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake, and locally, the team was happy to get involved.
“It’s a good cause, and we want to give back,” said Jennifer Walworth, who planned American Eagle’s local involvement.
While morning bowling sessions included area Bigs and Littles, children from various CYDC programs enjoyed an afternoon sessions.
More than 150 tri-county children are on the waiting list for mentors. Money raised during Bowl for Kids’ Sake helps BBBS to match the children with caring adult volunteers by providing funds to support the effective recruitment, training, coordination, and recognition of volunteers.
For over a decade, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the annual fundraising event for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Carolina Youth Development Center, has been the largest community-wide event supporting BBBS.
Though the fun of Bowl for Kids’ Sake is over–there’s still time for you to get involved! You can host a Wii bowling party of your own, having fun with family and friends while helping to raise funds for this great cause. For more information, email Amy Ware at aware [at] cydc.org or give her a call at (843) 266-5218.