If you thought about joining or supporting a team for this year's Rock and Bowl for Kids Sake in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Cochrane chapter, there is still time.
David Case, the Communications and Marketing Specialist for BBBS, says they still have room for a few more teams either in the 5 to 7 p.m. timeslot or 7 to 9. "If you are looking to come out and bowl in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters, we still have six slots available for teams. So there is still time to get out there and talk to your friends, family, and get them on your team and out fundraising, it is really easy."
Rock and Bowl for Kids Sake will see teams of four people compete in a fun atmosphere at Cochrane Lanes this upcoming Sunday (March 17). "Bowl for Kids Sake is a fun, family-friendly fundraising event that supports Big Brothers and Big Sisters programs in Cochrane. It's a peer to peer fundraiser; so you ask your friends and family if they would like to donate to your team, with each team being expected to raise a minimum of $400 toward the event. Then this Sunday we're going to be rockin' and rollin' and bowling to support mentoring programs for kids in Cochrane."
Case says the event only gets bigger and better each year; raising almost 16,000 dollars in 2018; Case is thrilled to see how supportive the Cochrane community is. "Kids who have been mentored are more likely to do better in school, they are more likely to go on to post-secondary education, and more likely to be healthy, happy adults later in life that can cope with the stresses they will encounter as they transition into adulthood. Being able to provide that care and support to a young person in Cochrane who's facing adversity is a really transformative thing."
Every dollar raised in Cochrane stays in Cochrane, shares Case, which is crucial for supporting and maintaining current matches whether in the community or at the school level, as well as growing the programs.
If you would like to contribute to the cause and support Big Brothers Big Sisters local programming, but can't bowl this weekend, Case encourages you to consider donating anyway. "If you are busy on Sunday and you think darn I can't bowl, but do think mentoring is important, then go to http://bbbscalgary.ca/cochranebowl/ and make a general donation to the event or pick one of the teams and surprise them by having a donor support them."
Justin Renfrow with the Calgary Stampeders and Sam Hurl with the Saskatchewan Roughriders are also anticipated to make a celebrity appearance at the 6th annual fundraising event.
If you would like more information on the event or to snag one of the last six spots, go HERE.