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Big Brothers, Big Sisters sets Bowl for Kids dates

MOUNT FOREST - February means it is time again for the annual Bowl for Kids in support of Big Brothers, Big Sisters (BBBS) of North Wellington.

“It is when we encourage the entire community to get involved, come out and bowl,” said Marnie Mainland, executive director of BBBS of North Wellington.

“It is the time of year we descend on the businesses to donate a door prize and local businesses always do. We are indeed a blessed community, a giving community and we thank you in advance for your support.”

Mainland says the demand for one-to-one match programs as well as the organization’s in -school mentoring program is increasing.

“We must raise $60,000. in this year’s Bowl for Kids campaign so that we can continue to provide service, free of charge to those in our community who depend on us,” Mainland said.

Finding volunteers to fill these positions is also a challenge for the organization.

“We must make every effort to give back childhood to our children, and make sure they are valued as individuals so that they in turn will grow up to be responsible caring parents, contributing members of society,” Mainland said.

“We understand not everyone is in a position to volunteer their time on a weekly basis as our Big Brothers, Big Sisters and in-school mentors do but by coming our to bowl in our Bowl for Kids campaign you are helping out in a really big way because with out money  we can not continue to provide our programs.”

The 2012 Bowl for Kids event campaign will take place at the Mount Forest Bowling Centre, with three dates to support all three of the BBBS of North Wellington groups.

The campaign kicks-off on Feb. 12 for the Mount Forest group. Minto/Mapleton’s group has its bowling event on Feb. 26 and the Arthur group on March 4.

To put in a team in Bowl for Kids or to sponsor the event, contact Marnie Mainland at 519-323-4273.

For more details and a complete prize list visit the BBBS website at www.bbbsnorthwellington.org.

January 20, 2012

 
 

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