Bowlers spare no effort for the sake of kids

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Annual event draws more than 270 teams

SUMMERSIDE  –  From Tignish to Souris, supporters of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake event took over the bowling lanes for their cause.

Nicole Paynter and Brandon Sellar were part of the Malpeque Bay Credit Team that earned $1603 to put towards the Bowl for Kids Sake event at Credit Union Place.

Executive director Myron Yates was at the Credit Union Place lanes for the event,  as enthusiastic as any of the bowlers that crowded the venue and kept the Atlantic Police Academy cadets busy with thier volunteer assistance.

“Malpeque Bay Credit Union has raised $1603,” Yates told the bowlers during a break, before reminding them of the costs of matching Big Brothers and Big Sisters with their younger counterparts.

That was one of the best fundraising results to that point at Credit Union Place, but Yates congratulated all participants for their efforts before handing out some draw prizes.

Bowl for Kids Sake raises nearly one-third of the annual budget for Big Brothers Big Sisters PEI. Thought the bowling event is done, fundraising can continue until March 16 in preparation for an Air Canada tickets draw prize on March 21. There will also be a Curl for Kids Sake event in Montague on Sunday, March 16, because the town doesn’t have bowling facilities yet Big Brothers Big Sisters wants to maintain a presence in the town to encourage volunteers.

 

Organizations: Credit Union Place, Atlantic Police Academy, Malpeque Bay Credit Union Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Montague

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