Bowl For Kidsí Sake Cowley County raises more than $33,000
published on 03/15/2011
Big Brother Clay Robbins and Little Brother C.J. Bulcar roll out the ceremonial first ball for the 17th Annual Bowl for Kids campaign. (Special to the Courier)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cowley County held their 17th Bowl For Kids’ Sake campaign last week at Hillcrest Lanes in Arkansas City. The campaign raised $33,432 in pledges and sponsorships. Southwestern and Cowley College will be bowling for area youths at 9:30 p.m. March 17.
Bowl For Kids’ Sake is the largest fundraising campaign for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cowley County. All of the funds raised go toward matching community kids with the mentors they need. Currently 80 youths are waiting to be matched with mentors in our community. BBBS wants to provide them with the caring volunteers they deserve.
The Bowl for Kids Sake Committee is made up of Ashley Hamm, Roiann Young, Roxann Taylor, Suvanah Perdue and Michelle Vaught. Joanna Brazil, BBBS secretary and Winfield Public Library children’s librarian, was the emcee for the first two sessions this year. The third session was emceed by Marty Mutti and Marty O from KSOK. They all made the day and bowling fun for everyone.
Team captains were Dennis Clock, Nicole Thayer, Mandi Bever, Kat Morton, Brandi Wilt, Kim Barron, Jodi Arnett, Marlys Cervantes, Zach Hall, Mandy Cannon, Davina Cummings, Clay Robbins, Luke Davidson, Charity Andrews, Teri Spengler, Meg Calvin, Lachelle Porter, Rachel Harris, Mary Hamilton, Jalaine Richardson, Teresa Bevis, Teri Young, Curtis Trecek, Courtney Anglemyer, Marna Handlin, Brett Roberts, Lu King, Tanya Villar, Michelle Vaught, Sam Nolting, Suvanah Perdue, Ryan Williams, Mitch Pontious, Spring Shurtz, Rich Haas, Brandi Rice, Vicki Schalk, Cori Deill, Joana Brazil, Andrea Rountree and Rick Meyer.
Statewide sponsors were Koch Industries Inc. Printing Inc. Koch has been a longtime sponsor of the Bowl for Kids’ Sake Campaign. Not only do they sponsor the event statewide, but they also have many employees who volunteer their time as a Big Brother or Big Sister volunteer.
Presenting sponsors were S&Y Industries and Winfield Consumer Products. Strike sponsors were General Electric, Union State Bank and Cox Communication.
The spare sponsor was Nick Rogers Family Dentistry.
Turkey sponsors were Advantage Family Chiropractic, Clock’s Medical, Community National Bank, Corner Bank, Dennett Tree Service, Grene Vision, Heartland Stone, Hillcrest Lanes, KSOK, Pepsi, Pizza Hut and Zeller Motor Co.
Stroker sponsors were First United Methodist of Arkansas City, Bank of the West, Conco Construction, Daniels Ready Mix, Friends at Budweiser, Galaxie Business Equipment, Global Energy, InnoLabs, KanPak, Lindley TV, Mead Westvaco Calmar, Rubbermaid, ServoCity.com, State Farm Insurance - Marcus Adler, Sonic Drive-In, The Massage Group, Walnut Valley Association, and Winfield Family Optometry.
Cranker sponsors were Abbey Eye Care, Accents Too, Alumni Bar & Grill, Blockbuster, Buterbaugh & Handlin, College Hill Coffee, Cowley Cinema 8, CCCC Bookstore, Cuppa Jo’s, Daylight Donuts, Donna’s Designs, El Maguey, Family Video, Felt’s Oil, Freddy’s Frozen Custard, Gambino’s, Gordon & Associates, Grove’s Oil, Hometown True Value, Hutto Printing, Initially Yours, Josephine & Co., LG Pike Construction Logan’s, Maurice’s, McCool’s Floral Shop, McDonald’s, Nathan Niles Dentistry, O’Reilly’s, Posh, Quail Ridge Golf Course, RCB Bank, Ruppelius, Sawyer DDS, Sears, Sherwin Williams, Sirloin Stockade, Stage, Tranquil Touch Massage, Traver’s Furniture, Yoga Synergy, WB Meats and Winfield Recreation Center.
Children with a Big Brother or Big Sister are:
•46 percent less likely to start using illegal drugs.
•27 percent less likely to start drinking alcohol.
•33 percent less likely to use violence to resolve problems.
•55 percent less likely to skip school.
For more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cowley County, call 620-221-7766 or 1-800-480-4310 or go to www.kansasbigs.org.
If you would like to make a donation to the campaign, visit www.cowley.kintera.org.