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BBBS' Largest Fundraiser A Success


April 6, 2004

Ketchikan, AK - The First Bowl for Kids' Sake in Ketchikan was a great success with over 150 people attending and 23 teams participating in the event held Sunday, according to Gretchen Klein, program manager of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ketchikan.

The official numbers are not yet in on how much the event raised; however, Klein reported the unofficial results indicate the highest two Bowl for Kids' Sake teams may likely be Lewis Motors' teams. She said these two teams raised collectively almost $10,000.00. According to Klein, Rob Skinner, owner of the Lewis Motors dealership in Ketchikan, has been generously contributing $100.00 for each vehicle purchased during the month of March to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

Klein said, "Big Brothers Big Sisters can not list everyone, but we would like to thank everyone who donated prizes, pledges, and volunteers who did all the behind the scene work."

"A special thanks to Ketchikan Entertainment Center who allowed us to take over the Bowling Alley for the day. What a great group of people," said Klein. "This is the largest fund raiser we do for Big Brothers Big Sisters. People enjoyed good food, lots of prizes, and a free game of bowling," she said.


Rob Skinner, owner of Lewis Motors, hands out prizes...
Photo courtesy BBBS


McDonalds employees pose before the event happen.
McDonalds was the campaign sponsor donating $5,000.00 to BBBS.
Photo courtesy BBBS


Volunteers helping people sign-in...
Photo courtesy BBBS




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