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Bowl for Kids' Sake Coming To Ketchikan;
McDonald's Sponsors, Presents $5,000 To Program


December 13, 2003
Saturday - 12:50 am

Ketchikan, AK - Bowl for Kids' Sake is coming to Ketchikan. Gretchen Klein who is the manager of the Big Brothers Big Sisters' program of Ketchikan said, "This is the first year we're conducting a fundraising campaign called Bowl For Kids' Sake here in Ketchikan." Bowl For Kids' Sake (BFKS) is the largest national fund-raising campaign for Big Brothers Big Sisters and has been an integral funding component for most BBBS local agencies over the years.

Laura Plenert the Manager of McDonalds of Ketchikan presents a check for $5,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters Ketchikan Manager Gretchen Klein (right). McDonald's of Ketchikan will be the Campaign Sponsor of Bowl for Kids' Sake which will be
held in Ketchikan on April 4, 2004. - Photo courtesy BBBS of Ketchikan...


Klein said this event has been held in Juneau for the past twenty-plus years and they are excited to bring this fun community event to Ketchikan. Klein said the funds raised in this campaign will go directly to serving more kids in Ketchikan and throughout the region. "Together we will reach more local youth by providing them with a Big Brother or Big Sister," said Klein.

Bowl for Kids' Sake is for the entire community; anyone can sponsor or bowl. Bring friends, meet your neighbors, and try out your spare while having a good time. According to information provided by Klein, McDonald's of Ketchikan will be the Campaign Sponsor of Bowl for Kids' Sake which will be held on April 4, 2004. As a Campaign Sponsor McDonald's has presented the generous amount of $5,000.

And what is Bowl for Kids' Sake? It's simple, you bowl and the kids win. It doesn't get any better than that. Each bowler seeks sponsors for a game bowled during one of more of the sessions offered. Bowl for Kids' Sake is the BBBS' most important fund raising event of the year. According to the national BBBS organization, 90% of the proceeds go directly to the program and to the kids. These funds are significant in helping the local Big Brothers Big Sisters programs match children with carefully-screened and caring mentors.

As a bowler, you can show off your strikes and enjoy a fun outing with friends, all the while making a huge difference for the kids of our community. Throwing a gutter ball will never feel so good.

If bowling is not your game, but helping children is, you can be a sponsor. You'll be rewarded in knowing that your much needed financial support will make a positive impact on the lives of children.

For more information or to get involved, contact the Ketchikan Big Brothers Big Sisters' Ketchikan office located at 2417 Tongass, Suite 221 or call Gretchen Klein at 247-3350.

According to Klein, the Ketchikan Big Brothers Big Sisters' office has matched 45 children with Big Brothers or Big Sisters since the local program began in August 2002.



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