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WELLINGTON, Kan. – The annual fundraising event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sumner County, kicks off at Meadow Lanes - 2111 N. A Wellington on April 6 with sessions at 10 a.m. to noon, 12:30 to 2:30 and 3 to 5 p.m. Also on April 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Bowl For Kids' Sake is the largest source of funds for the non-profit organization which serves local children who are facing adversity. The dollars raised will help provide mentors for those children in need. Community members are asked to gather a team of friends, family, co-workers or church members to raise pledges for the cause and then come to bowling to celebrate their efforts. Children with mentors show improved school performance, positive attitudes about school and improved relationships with family and friends. For more information or to get involved in the event, go to www.kansasbowl.org or call 620-399-8030.
"We are thrilled to be kicking off our fundraising season," said Debi Clark, Area Program Director. "We provided mentors for 108 children in Sumner County last year and we are excited to be able to help even more local children this year with the dollars we will raise at this event."
In addition to raising money, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sumner County, will also be raising awareness of another campaign going on. REUNITE NOW is a nationwide campaign underway to locate and reunite former "Big Brothers" and "Big Sisters" with their "Littles." Kansas is part of a friendly nationwide competition to reunite the most matches before the end of March. People interested in learning more about the campaign can visit www.reunitenow.org.