Annual Bowl for Kids returning with a fundraising goal of $40,000

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TRURO - There are multiple ways to support this year's Bowl for Kids.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester County has been busy fundraising and is looking for more youth and adult matches. Sherry Martell - Truro Daily News

Michelle Misener, executive director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colchester, which hosts the annual event, confirms there are some new ways to take part in the organization's major fundraiser this month.

Related events will be held from March 26 to 29, including workplace casual day, high rollers night, and the traditional weekend bowling. The goal, said Misener, is to raise $40,000. Last year's tally was $47,500.

"We recognize there are many organizations doing fundraisers so we adjusted our expectation," said Misener. "Every cent raised here, stays here. The money goes to more services for more kids and the more successful it is the more demand the organization sees."

Misener hopes people will participate in at least one of the multiple ways to support Bowl for Kids, which is in its 36th year. On March 26, community employees will be encouraged to "dress up or dress down" for a donation.

March 27 is ‘high rollers night' in which people who have raised, or can raise, $1,000 as a team will come together.

"It's an upscale event and will include bowling," said Misener.

The "traditional" Bowl for Kids event at Ocean Lanes in Tatamagouche is March 28 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The late event will include kaoroke.

The main bowling event in Bible Hill is March 29 at Bible Hill Bowlacade from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by a bigs and littles bowl for 4 to 6 p.m. with supper.

Misener said last year's bowling, between Bible Hill and Tatamagouche, had 68 teams, with about 300 participants in total. Ten teams have signed up now and she's hoping many more will come forward.

To sign up and receive pledge sheets, call 895-4562.

mchiasson@trurodaily.com

Twitter: tdnMonique

Organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Geographic location: Tatamagouche, Bible Hill

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