Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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January 22, 2013

BBBS gets ball rolling on bowling

Greensburg — Something’s Perkin’ played host to the official campaign kickoff for the local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake Tuesday morning.

And though the air outside was bone-chillingly cold, members of the BBBS steering committee looked toward a likely warmer day in March when multitudes of bowlers will once again gather at Parkside Lanes  for a good cause.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake steering committee chairperson Peggy Dudley presided over a brief meeting Tuesday morning, during which she expressed her hope this year’s campaign could exceed last year’s. In 2012, BBBS netted $72,000 in donations.

That money, the majority of which is raised each March at the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event, helps fund multiple programs sponsored by BBBS. Each of those matching programs are aimed at benefiting local children, who can form positive relationships with adults and teens simply by spending quality time together. Students from all area high schools take part in the program, and there are “Big Brother- Little Brother and Big Sister-Little Sister” matches for individual adults as well as couples. Presently, there are 131 matches in Decatur County. All BBBS programs rely on donations from the public.

With the official kickoff of the campaign, members of the steering committee said now is the time to begin preparing for the March 3 event.

Participants will organize teams of five for the event, with each team member chipping in at least $50.

Dudley said the best way to spread the word is simply to tell a friend, then hope he or she will pass it on to his or her social circle. In this way, BBBS hopes to gather as many participants as possible for this year’s important fund raiser.

Dudley said Parkside is home to 20 different lanes, each of which she hopes to see populated by a quintet of bowlers on a constant basis March 3. The Bowl for Kids’ Sake event runs for seven hours after getting started at 10 a.m.

Dudley also encouraged interested parties hoping to secure a certain time for their group to bowl to contact BBBS as quickly as possible. Bowling times are designated on a first-come, first served basis, she said. Those signing up will once again receive a free t-shirt. The bowling itself costs nothing, and shoes and bowling balls are included for each bowler once the $50 minimum per team member is raised. Each group will bowl one game, and participants are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to their start time.

BBBS secretary and case manager Katie Stoffel told the Daily News the Bowl for Kids’ Sake event accounts for 75 percent of the non-profit’s annual budget.

“That’s why this event is so important to us,” said Stoffel.

Those with questions may contact Katie Stoffel, BBBS executive director Bev Karazsia or BBBS program manager Lisa Hermesch at 812-663-7556.

 

Contact: Brent Brown 812-663-3111 x7056

 

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