Bowl For Kids' Sake

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral’s signature fundraiser. Each year hundreds of people across Northcentral Wisconsin come together to have fun and raise money to support Big Brothers Big Sisters as we change how children grow up!  Bowl For Kids’ Sake is the perfect way for individuals and businesses to make an impact on our community – it only takes a little bit of effort to raise the money that is vital to our program’s success.

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.

Event Details
Thank you to our 2020 Bowl for Kids’ Sake Sponsors!  Lets celebrate the roaring 20’s!

Although we did postpone the event to May 29 & 30, we will NOT be hosting a live, in-person event on that particular weekend.  For everyone’s health, we have decided to host a virtual Bowl for Kids’ Sake, but with a fun caveat.  Our staff will host a Virtual Bowl for Kids’ Sake on Thursday, June 4 from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. We will continue with our Roaring 20’s theme, so get out your flapper dresses and zoot suits. Participants that bowl virtually are encouraged to be creative- use lawn bowling, the Wii, plastic bottles, whatever you have and can knock over! On Zoom we will still have a DJ during the event, along with raffles and prizes.

Here’s the fun twist. If teams would like to bowl in-person,  they can go to either Dale’s Weston Lanes, Paper City Lanes, Bowl Winkle’s Two, or Les n’ Jim’s Lincoln Lanes to bowl in-person.  Note: BBBS staff will not be at any of the alleys.  Teams can bowl in-person (at their leisure between June 4-June 30). Any team that bowls in-person is asked to send us pictures and videos. BBBSNCW will promote their fundraising efforts on our social media platforms and on our website.   

Our great sponsors will received recognition at the alleys and during our Virtual BFKS.

We will have fun contests and prizes. Best costumes, best creative bowling alley, etc.  We will make arrangements to have your BFKS t-shirts delivered or you can pick up contactless at our office. 

We will still have our popular alley cash. Regardless of how teams and individuals participate, each team captain will receive ally cash that they can use toward food at the Bowling Alley where the event would have taken place.  Whether in-person or at home, pizza is on us.  You can pick up your pizza at one of the alleys listed above or have it delivered to your lane during your in-person bowling time. 

During these trying times, your financial support is needed more than ever.  Thank you for participating in this unique Bowl for Kids’ Sake.  Please consider fundraising through now until June 30.  Your support directly affects our mentoring programs.  Our children need their mentor now more than ever. Please at any time let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  More information to follow, along with registration for our virtual event and instructions on how to bowl in-person. 

All money from Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2020 will stay local and support youth in our communities that need a mentor.

We appreciate your support and willingness to be a Defender of Potential!

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 in local Chamber Bucks

$500 — $50 gift card to a Big Taste Sponsored restaurant

$1,000 — Ring Video Doorbell

Register Today

Put on your bowling shoes and get your team together.  All skill levels are welcome.  It’s not about the score; it’s about having fun while raising funds to help us match more children with a volunteer mentor.  Gather your teammate’s:  name, email address and t-shirt size.  Then register your team!

Become A Defender of Potential!  Every dollar raised stays local to support our mentoring programs.  

Qualifying pledge amounts:  $75 Adults, $50 High School Student, $25 Youth and Matches.

By reaching the minimum pledge amount you will get:  1 1/2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, event t-shirt, and a bit of “alley cash” for some food or drink!


Be an overachiever, raise even more than the minimum! 

Raise over the minimum pledge amounts and you could receive:

Pledge Level Prizes

  • $100 Big Brothers Big Sisters cool T-shirt
  • $250 Chamber Bucks
  • $500 $50 Gift Card to a Big Taste Sponsored Restaurant
  • $1000+  Ring Video Doorbell

Participate in our costume contest by dressing as our annual theme!

Tons of giveaways each shift!

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your shift to submit your pledges/donations, learn your lane assignment, grab your bowling shoes and to start having some fun!

Tips & tools to set up an online fundraising page through Cheerful (coming soon).

Start A fundraising page after your create your team in Cheerful!  

Join a team or create a new one!

Edit your message to donors or make your first donation

Click submit and a confirmation page will appear.

Congratulations!  You are now ready to start collecting donations to your online fundraising page!  Share your page with friends, family, and co-workers!  The more you raise, the bigger the impact on the at-risk youth of our community!

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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.

Thank you to all of our 2020 Bowl for Kids Sake Sponsors!

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