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What is Bowl for Kids Sake?

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is our national agency fundraiser, raising awareness and unrestricted dollars to support mentoring services in Central Maryland, Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore. Each year, half a million people across the nation come together to have fun and raise money to support Big Brothers Big Sisters! During the months of January to June there are a series of bowling events (“Bowls”) throughout Maryland with a variety of themes. 

2014 Event Goals

  • Raise $250,000 by having support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ quality mentoring program
  • Recruit quality mentors for youth in our community
  • Increase awareness of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission in a fun environment
  • To recruit at least 1,000 bowlers throughout the state of Maryland 

How to participate:

1. Form a team of  6 people - can be anyone and any age!  

2. Create a team name and register online for your region:

    - Central Maryland: www.biglittle.org/BFKS2014

    - Eastern Shore: www.biglittle.org/BFKSES2014

    - Southern Maryland: www.biglittle.org/BFKSSMD2014

3. Raise a minimum of $100 per person or $600 per team.**

4. All participants receive 2 hours of bowling, food, drinks, and an event t-shirt.  

2014 Event Schedule:

1.  St. Patty's Bowl


Sunday, March 16        

1-3 p.m. Ocean City Lanes      
2.  St. Patty's Bowl

Wednesday, March 19

6:30-8:30 p.m. Cherokee Lanes
3. Battle of the Hospitals presented by Crothall Healthcare, Inc. Friday, March 21 3:30-5:30 p.m. AMF Timonium
4. Big Little Bowl presented by Ober-Kaler Saturday, March 22  11-1 p.m.  AMF Pikesville
5. Battle of the Banks presented by Wells Fargo Saturday, March 22 3-5 p.m. AMF Pikesville
6. Divine Nine Greek Bowl  Friday, March 28 7-9 p.m.  AMF Pikesville 
7. Bowl at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Saturday, March 29                     


2:30-4:30 p.m.                                 

PAX Alley on Base
8. Protector Bowl  Saturday, April 5 5-7 p.m.  AMF Timonium 
9. Fit/Wellness Bowl presented by MAC Saturday, April 12 12-2 p.m.  AMF Timonium
10. Military Bowl presented by Rosedale Federal Savings & Loan Association Saturday, April 12 2:30-4:30 p.m. Brunswick Perry Hall Lanes
11. University of Maryland Eastern Shore BFKS Tournament Tuesday, April 22 6-10 p.m. UMES Bowling Alley
12. Builders Bowl presented by Whiting-Turner Friday, May 2 5-7 p.m. AMF Timonium

**Some bowls may require a different fundraising minimum. 


If you are interested in participating in one of the Bowl For Kids’ Sake events featured above, contact Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign Coordinator, Pooja Sampathi, at psampathi@biglittle.org or 410-243-4000, ext. 238. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Christina Church at cchurch@biglittle.org or 410-243-4000, ext. 213. 

 *SPECIAL THANK YOU* to our sponsors, bowlers, and donors who helped us raise over $211,000 last year. Across Central Maryland, the Eastern Shore, and Southern Maryland, we had 175 bowling teams and over 700 bowlers. The 2013 Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign was a BIG, fun-fueled fundraiser that once again bolstered our mentoring initiatives substantially.



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