Merrill BFKS

Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2018

Saturday March 3, 2018 at Les & Jim’s Lincoln Lanes

>Thank you for participating in 2018 Merrill Bowl for Kids’ Sake- with your help we raised over $21,000! Stay tuned for 2019 Bowl for Kids’ Sake date and theme!< Bowl for Kids' Sake is an annual event benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin.  All funds remain in the community and keep our agency's programming available to the hundreds of local children who need the help of a mentor relationship.  Match costs include thorough background checks, enrollment interviews, recruitment of mentors and providing professional, consistent match support. Merrill BFKS

Register today!  Put together a team of 4 to 6 players  All skill levels are welcome! It’s not about the score; it’s about having fun while raising pledges to help us match more “Littles” with “Bigs.”Gather your teammates’ names, email addresses, and T-shirt sizes, and register via this link: and register via this link: Register for our Merrill event — this link will take you to registration on Eventbrite. After you’ve registered your team, what’s next? Ask your Team Captain for pledge sheets, print one here (coming soon), or call our office (715.848.7207) and we’ll send you one by mail.  Bowlers must present pledge sheets and donations at time of registration.  We do not bill for pledges. To help inform potential donors, please see pledge sheet for more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral WI.    Every dollar you raise positively affects the lives of children in our community!

Qualifying pledge amounts are:* Adults — $75 * High school students — $50 * Kids 13 and under — $25  Reaching the minimum pledge levels gets you two games of bowling, shoe rental, a free T-shirt, and a bit of “alley cash” (for some food or drink). But, don’t forget: we reward overachievers! Check out our full list of pledge-level prizes below.  Get creative with your attire and team name and you could win — there will be a costume contest and tons of giveaways at every shift.  Please arrive 30 minutes before your shift with your pledge form (your ticket into the event) to submit your pledges and pick up your event T-shirt and bowling shoes. Tips and tools Set up an online fundraising page  With an online page for donations you can email your family, friends, and coworkers asking them to support you!

More fundraising ideas:

  • Post a link on Facebook or Twitter to your page and challenge your friends to help you reach your goal by donating just $1.
  • Hold a team bake sale at work or at your church or community center.
  • Make greeting cards for Christmas or birthdays and sell them to add to your donations.
  • Create a team T-shirt and “sell” shirt space — for every $20 donation, you’ll list someone’s name on your shirts; bigger donations get bigger placement.
  • Trade manual labor (shovel snow, wash dishes, etc.) for donations.
  • Cater in (or make something yourself) and sell lunches at work — once you’ve met your costs for the food, use the proceeds to go toward your pledge money.
  • Host a video-game competition (Rock Band, Wii bowling, etc.) — charge an entry fee and give a portion of the total to the winner, using the remainder toward your donations.
  • Host a wine tasting at your house for friends and neighbors and ask them to make a donation.

We’re here to help! We’re so thankful that you want to participate! Let us know if you need help at any stage of the process. Email Linda Koepke or call our office (715-848-7207) for assistance.

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Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!

Event Location:
Les & Jims Lincoln Lanes
Perfect Game Sponsor:

Church Mutual

Event Sponsor:
  County Materials Logo
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Media Sponsors:
9_WAOW_ABC_Dark wdez wifcwsau fox-radio[1] rock94-7


In Kind Sponsor:


(Looking for Bowl for Kids’ Sake—Wausau? Click here for information on our Wausau event.)

Saturday, March 3, 2018

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