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Shelby County Bowl For Kids' Sake
What does bowling have to do with mentoring? To Big Brothers
Big Sisters of Shelby County—a whole lot! Bowl For Kids’ Sake is a fundraiser
that helps Big Brothers Big Sisters fund its ongoing mission of matching children
facing adversity with adult mentors. The Shelby County office opened its doors
in 2013. In 2014 the organization moved into an office within Alabaster Parks
& Recreation building, and served 100 matches. This year BBBS of Shelby
County plans to serve 200 matches of Little Brothers and Sisters with Big
Brothers and Sisters. Children who are mentored are 52% less likely to skip
school, 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs, and 33% less likely to
Shelby County companies are invited to create a team and
Bowl for Kids’ Sake! This year’s bowling event will take place on Friday,
August 21 and Saturday, August 22 at Oak Mountain Lanes. Each bowler on the
team raises money through a personalized online fundraising page. Most people
raise an average of $150, but some have raised well over $2,000. “This event is such a fun way to raise money
and awareness about what we do. It’s a great way for companies to do some team
building, while also giving back to the community,” said Sue Johnson, CEO of
Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Companies that are interested in participating can learn
more by visiting www.bbbsbhm.org/bowl
or by calling Kim Egan, Shelby County Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-378-4050.
School will be back in session before you know it! Each year, with help from the Birmingham Bar Association, we collect school supplies for the Littles in our program. This is a great way for your group, club, department, etc. to work together and give back! We're collecting items from the list below. All items should be dropped off at our office by Friday, July 24th. For questions or more information contact Brooke McKinley at email@example.com or 205-939-5590 x23.
On Thursday, June 11th the BBBS Young Advisory Board will be hosted their first ever “Glow on the Green” golf tournament, raising over $18,000. This event was held at Highland Park Golf Course. Players teed off right as the sun set and played well into the night. A BBQ was served beforehand. All money raised will go towards helping Big Brothers Big Sisters continue to match children facing adversity with strong, professionally-supported, mentors. Currently, BBBS, has over 220 children waiting to be matched.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham is proud to present the Fourth Annual “A Night of Big Stars” on August 1st. This event is a fundraiser to help BBBS continue to provide mentors to children. The evening will consist of a cocktail hour, seated dinner, and a live, on-stage production. BBBS has partnered with ArtPlay, the arts education and outreach program of UAB, to co-direct an onstage production showcasing BBBS’s best talent. The production will consist completely of Little Brothers and Sisters in our program. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets or become a sponsor please visit www.anightofbigstars.com.