Merrill BFKS


Join us at Bowl for Kids’ Sake in Merrill!

Saturday March 4, 2017

 A Night at the Movies!

Dress as your favorite Move Character

Ready – Set – Action!


Bowl for Kids’ Sake — Merrill

at Les and Jim’s Lincoln Lanes


What’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake?
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.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2017
Watch your favorite movie again and get going!…
This year’s theme is Move Characters! Get creative with your attire and team name — there will be a costume contest and tons of giveaways at every bowling shift. Our Merrill event takes place at Les and Jim’s Lincoln Lanes and is sure to be a good time!

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 Donor Pro.
After you’ve registered your team, what’s next? Ask your Team Captain for pledge sheets, print one here, 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 and drink). But, don’t forget: we reward overachievers! Check out our full list of pledge-level prizes below. Show up and have fun! Go Big or Go Bowl while sporting attire from your favorite Wisconsin Sport Team! 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!  Coming soon!

More fundraising ideas:

  • Post a link on Facebook or Twitter to your page (instructions coming soon) 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.

Pledge-level prizes!

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 and drink). If you reach higher pledge levels, you’re also eligible for these great prizes!

$100— Big Brothers Big Sisters T-shirt

$250—$25  Merrill Chamber Bucks

$500—$50 gift card to a Big Taste Sponsored Restaurant (Click here to see a selection)

$1,000+ — TBA

Thank you to our sponsors!
Event Location:
Les & Jims Lincoln Lanes
Perfect Game Sponsor:

Event Sponsor:
Ghidorzi County Materials Logo
Media Sponsors:

Big Spare Sponsor:

Big T-shirt Sponsor:

Big Strike Sponsors:

Alley Sponsors:





Pinsetter Sponsors:


In Kind Sponsor:


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

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Register your team — Bowling shifts:
2:00-3:45 p.m.
4:00-5:45 p.m.

8:00-9:45 p.m.