Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Panhandle hosted its 30th annual “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” fundraiser today at Western Bowl.
The lanes were filled with teams of bowlers supporting the cause, including our own team from KAMR Local 4 News.
Big Brothers Big Sisters matches adult volunteers who serve as mentors to kids ages six through 14 who might need an additional friend and role model.
Executive Director Emily Nance said this fundraiser is important for their work in the Panhandle because it brings in the most revenue.
“We’ve been rocking and bowling at western bowl since the ’80s, so we’re really excited to be here,” Nance said. “This is our largest fundraiser. We have about 90 teams that are going to be here throughout the day bowling.”
Nance said they serve about 120 children in Potter and Randall Counties and their volunteers spend about four to six hours each month with their littles doing fun activities.
Nance said their goal was to raise $60,000 through sponsorships and individual bowlers.
CNS Pantex served as this year’s title sponsor.
The fundraiser was also sponsored by Wells Fargo, Attorney Dean Boyd, United Supermarkets and many more.
In 2016, the program served 305 children in Amarillo, Canyon, Perryton, Spearman and Gruver.
They also began a “Bigs in Blue” mentoring program with the Amarillo Police Department.
For more information, visit their website.