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Bowl for Kids' Sake

By Joann Flora


April 16, 2013
Tuesday AM

Dear Editor,

I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to the people and businesses of Ketchikan for their support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake event on March 30th. Without a bowling alley, this is a very complicated event to stage, and we couldn't have done it without the help of a great many people. Particularly important to our event is Susan Wall and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Parks and Recreation Department. Thank you for the use of your facility and the great staff cooperation. Thank you Trina Elliott and the Kayhi Choir for your labor as our 'Pin Set & Ball Return' team. I wish to thank the wonderful businesses who helped us with cash sponsorships and donations of prizes and food. Thanks also to the registered teams who raised money and the members of the public who came out and participated.

Hundreds of people came through the Rec Center to participate in Bowl for Kids' Sake, and all the money raised at this important event stays here in Ketchikan to benefit our local children. This support allows us to continue to provide a quality mentoring experience, free of charge, to any child that wants and needs a Big Brother or Big Sister. Ketchikan is a great example of how a community can come together for it's children.

Please contact me if you have any questions about our program, wish to enroll your child, or become a Big! Our number is 247-3350.

Joann Flora,
Community Director
Ketchikan, Alaska

About: "Community Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters, providing youth mentoring in Ketchikan."

Received April 15, 2013 - Published April 16, 2013





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