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Big Brothers bring Bowl for Kids

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley is launching Bowl for Kids Sake 2013, the 24th annual running of one of the group’s most popular and successful fundraisers.

Bowl for Kids Sake 2013 has more than 20 bowling sessions available, beginning Feb. 20 in Chilliwack and winding up March 16 in Abbotsford. Events are planned at a lanes across the Valley, including Revs in Maple Ridge.

Two launch events will be held: In Abbotsford at Galaxy Bowladrome on Feb. 6, and in Chilliwack at Chillibowl Lanes on Feb. 7. Both events take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

“This year’s kick off for our annual Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser also helps us launch celebrations for our 100th anniversary as a charitable service to Canadian families,” said board chair Daniel Sorensen in a press release.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to share our story, and for the support we find within our communities.”

Bowl for Kids Sake attracts 50 local corporate sponsors and as many as 1,000 bowlers who come out to this event.

“By supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters as a sponsor, we believe we can have a positive impact on local families,” said Bruce Howell, CEO of Prospera Credit Union. “We congratulate Big Brothers Big Sisters for their longevity and the important work they do by providing children and youth in our communities with mentors who are positive role models.”

Funds raised by Big Brothers Big Sisters help to screen, support and match a volunteer mentor with a child. The goal is to create lasting friendships, provide positive and supportive role models to children, and help them reach their full potential.

• For details see www.mentoringworks.ca. To inquire about sponsorship or registering a team call Angel Elias at 605-852-3331.

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