Bowl for Kids' Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters signature annual fundraiser. And it's a ton of fun! Teams of 4-5 people are made up of family and friends, co-workers and clients, fraternity brothers and sorority sisters, gym buddies and pen pals...you get the idea. ANYONE can form or join a team and raise critical funds and awareness to help support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County! We rely on the support of donors and volunteers to continue mentoring youth in need in Washtenaw County. Bowl for Kids' Sake is a friendly and fun way to give back to the community in which you live and work! Stay tuned for 2019 dates and times!
BOWL FOR KIDS' SAKE FAQs:
How do I register for Bowl For Kids' Sake? Thanks for asking! First of all, visit our Bowl for Kids Sake website - coming soon!. Then, you have a few different options:
Sign up to bowl, either as an individual or as part of a team, by clicking on the green "Register now" button.
Follow the easy-to-use prompts and get your personalized fundraising website created so you can spread the word!
I created a team-- now what?
Recruit 4 more people to join your team.
Encourage your teammates to create their own fundraising website and share it on social media as often as possible. Talk it up! Tell your team about the impact of BBBS on your community, Keep your team informed about incentive prizes, and communicate their success. (Ex. Katie just got a $50 donation! Joel has already exceeded his goal of $200! Our team just surpassed the $1,000 mark!)
Have fun! Join us at Revel and Roll to celebrate your team's success! Remember, it's not about how good a bowler you are. It's celebrating the impact the money your team collected will have on your community!
Say THANK YOU! Thank your team members for their time and commitment to participate! Don't forget to say thank you to the people who donated to you! Call or e-mail after the event to let them know how much money your team raised and thank them for supporting local children.
How do I fundraise? The easiest and fastest way to spread the word about your fantastic decision to participate in Bowl for Kids' Sake is by sharing your personalized fundraising website via social media and e-mail. Include a personal reason why you're involved. Do this often - the more frequently you talk up the event and share your fundraising page, the more like you are to succeed and the more word of mouth Big Brothers Big Sisters will receive!
Other easy ways to fund raise include:
Bake sale at school
Can collection drive
Host a house party and charge $$ to get in - all proceeds go to Bowl for Kids' Sake!
Create a goofy challenge on social media (think ALS Ice Bucket Challenge)
Shovel your neighbors sidewalk or driveway and put the money towards Bowl for Kids' Sake
Don't forget to ask neighbors, co-workers, choir members, the book club, your fantasy football league and, of course, your family and friends. Don't be shy - ASK! People like to give donations to organizations with which they have a personal connection - share your reasons for participating!
If you are having problems raising money or can't think of what to do, reach out and ask for help! Call or e-mail Anne Marie Veneroni at 734-975-0933 x202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I donate to a team? First and foremost, thank you! To donate to a specific team, scroll down and find the team, select it, and then choose to donate. Alternatively, you can ask the team captain to send you the URL or direct you to their team's page to donate!
Do you have more questions? Reach out to Anne Marie Veneroni, Community Engagement Manager, at email@example.com or (734)975-0933 x202.