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Big Brothers of Big Sisters Announces Regional High Fundraiser Prizes


June 07, 2006

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska announced the results of its high fundraiser contest today from this year's Bowl For Kids' Sake, held in Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Hoonah, Haines, and Skagway. The prizes are based on the amount of pledges collected by May 31.

"We're delighted to award these high fundraiser prizes," said BBBS Executive Director, Marc Wheeler. "We're also grateful to the businesses who donate these prizes for those folks who made the extra effort raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters."

Winning the top prize this year is former Little Brother, now UAS IT Department employee, Cody Bennett. Cody raised more than $3,200 for Juneau's Bowl For Kids' Sake. In second place is 11-year old Morgan Enright from Ketchikan, raising $1,626. Emily Clark, Big Brothers Big Sisters School Program Coordinator, won the third place prize with $1,150 collected. Bing Carillo, AEL&P employee, came in fourth with $1,100 raised. In fifth place Ketchikan Big Sister Nancy Coggins raised $1,075.

These top fundraisers will have their choice of one or two round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines, a Caribbean Cruise for two on Royal Caribbean, an exquisite Moonstone Necklace from Fire and Ice in Juneau, and an Alaska rail adventure and two night stay at a Princess Lodge, courtesy of the Alaska Railroad and Princess Tours.

Wheeler noted that the five high fundraisers came from around the region. "It's exciting to see folks from around the region show such strong support for our programs," said Wheeler.

The agency also gave its special thanks to campaign sponsor Southeast Stevedoring and to the University of Alaska Southeast, who raised the most money of any organization in the region.


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Ketchikan's Bowl for Kids Sake Event Raises Over $16,000 By Nancy Coggins - The Bowl for Kids' Sake event held in Ketchikan in April raised more than $16,000!

With more than 100 bowlers having collected pledges, fifty-two sponsors, including Campaign Sponsor Southeast Stevedoring, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Southeast Alaska (SEAK) is on track to bring even more caring adults into the lives of Ketchikan youth for 2006. Ketchikan will be able to fund 16 more matches of mentors with children in our community thanks to the efforts of the bowlers. - More...
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