Bowling fundraiser allows Dallas' Legal Community to help children who face adversity; Sign up at www.bowlforkidssake.org.
June 18, 2014 (Newswire) - Big Brothers Big Sisters is appealing to the legal community of Dallas to participate in Bowl for Kids' Sake, the mentoring organization's biggest annual fundraiser. The bowl-a-thon will be held on Friday, August 8th at 6:30 p.m. at the USA Bowl in Dallas. The event is open to area law firms, the Dallas District Attorney's office, or legal support entities.
"Bowl for Kids' Sake can bring a whole professional community together in support of a positive future for our kids," says Dani Bethune, Big Brothers Big Sisters' Regional Executive Director. "No matter how someone chooses to be involved—bowler, team captain, sponsor, or even a virtual bowler—each person has a hand in helping to start a child on the right path. "
Teams of five or six will compete against their colleagues in Dallas County's legal industry - as bowlers and as fundraisers. Each team will receive two free games of bowling, as well as food and drinks, t-shirts and several chances to win prizes. Awards will be given for top fundraisers and event theme participation. This year's event is 90's themed. Teams are encouraged to wear their favorite fashions from that decade.
Funds raised at this event will allow Big Brothers Big Sisters to carefully make more mentoring matches and provide ongoing assistance for mentors, mentees and families to help build and sustain long lasting relationships. By pledging to raise a minimum of $125, you can help Big Brothers Big Sisters reach its goal to raise $15,000 through Bowl For Kids' Sake to help more than 100 children within Dallas County.
For more information, register a team or make a donation, visit www.bowlforkidssake.org and click "Dallas."
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring organization, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children ("Littles") with screened volunteer mentors ("Bigs") and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The first-ever Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Summary, released in 2012, substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization's 85-year history. Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star serves over 30,000 children, volunteers and families through 20 offices and over 100 counties in Texas. Learn how you can positively impact a child's life - donate or volunteer at bbbstx.org.