October 4, 2012

Additional Information

What is Bowl for Kids' Sake all about?

Bowl for Kids' Sake is about helping kids reach their potential. Bowl for Kids' Sake (BFKS) is Gallatin County's largest community fundraiser.  It raises crucial funds which make it possible to provide positive mentors in the lives of kids who need or want them. We ask participants to form teams of 5 bowlers and register your team with the Big Brothers Big Sisters office for a bowling date and time. Bowlers receive pledge forms and then ask their friends, family and co-workers to financially sponsor them in Bowling for Kids' Sake. Your team then celebrates your success with a bowling party!  This includes 2 hours of free bowling, pizza, prizes and more!

Why should I Bowl for Kids' Sake?
Because your involvement really makes an impact!  With the growing pressures put on today's families and youth, Big Brothers Big Sisters is even more needed.  Time and time again, studies have shown the benefits of Big Brothers Big Sisters programs.  We have almost 40 years (just here in Gallatin County) of proven success in creating positve friendships that benefit children, volunteers, families, schools, neighborhoods, and the community.  Last year we served over 300 children in Gallatin County and we hope to serve even more in the future.  You can help us reach this goal by being a part of BFKS and caring for our local children!

How do I raise money?
Each bowler is responsible for raising $100 each, or $500 per team.  We make fundraising easy with online giving and lots of tips. Ask your friends, family, colleagues and dog walker to sponsor you and the Big Brothers Big Sisters cause.  Your sponsors can donate on-line or by cash or check. An easy way to raise money is by setting up your own online fudraising page at First Giving .  It takes 5 minutes, then just email your friends and family a link to your page and watch the money roll in! Don't forget to bring your pledges and pledge form with of the names of your sponsors to the bowling event.

Remember, every $25, $50 or $200 pledge makes a BIG difference for Big Brothers Big Sisters. You and your team are a significant part of helping a child succeed in life!

What is the difference between Business, Blackjack, and Bingo bowling?

In celebration of our 21st year of bowling for Gallatin County kids, teams can choose from three different bowling theme days! Each bowling day and theme is family friendly so you really can't go wrong!

  • The Business Bowl occurs on the two Friday shifts (October 5th and 12th). We call it that because many of the bowlers on that day are a part of corporate teams. Don't forget to bring your business cards to be entered for the Buisness Bowl prize drawing!
  • Blackjack Bowl happens on each of the Saturdays (October 6th and 13th). BFKS emcees will hand out playing cards to bowlers throughout the bowling shift (for strikes, spares, gutter balls, etc.). Whoever gets closest to 21 at the end of their shift gets a great prize!
  • The Sunday October 14th Bingo Bowl has a fun bingo twist. Listen closly as our emcees call out numbers throughout your shift for a chance to win fun prizes!

Get your Company Involved!
Boost morale, cultivate teamwork, create a better business and help BBBS! Consider creating teams of 5 or becoming a Company Lane Sponsor ($625 gets you advertising at the event and free bowling for a team of 5 bowlers). Many companies participate in Bowl for Kids' Sake because it is a fantastic way to engage employees while helping our community and instilling pride in your company!  Create challenges between your company teams, or challenge other businesses to add to the excitement and improve your outcome.  Many companies also match the pledges collected by their employees which doubles the impact of your fundraising!

Register a team and join us for Business, Blackjack or Bingo Bowling!

Become a sponsor for one of the best events of the year!

I want to Bowl for the Kids, HOW do I register?
You can call the BBBSGC office at 587-1216 or

  • Register a team of 5 bowlers
  • Sign up as an individual bowler
  • Bowler Materials and Tips
    These materials are here to help you with the fundraising process - from brainstorming contacts to asking for pledges:
    BFKS FAQ 50 Names Fast!
    Ask Letter Templates Suggested Calling Script

    Not what you're looking for? Call the Big Brothers Big Sisters office at 587-1216 for further assistance.

    Thank you for being a part of Bowl for Kids' Sake!