Chief Marketing Officer
Kansas City, Mo. — (July 10, 2017) Tomorrow, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) kicks off its signature event, Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake at Park Lanes in Shawnee, Kansas. The bowl-a-thon is held throughout three weeks in July, beginning July 11 and concluding on July 26. This event attracts more than 2,600 participants with a goal of raising $800,000. All proceeds go towards matching the nearly 500 waiting children with Bigs in Kansas City.
Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake brings corporate and individual teams together to raise money for BBBSKC online or through pledges. Teams select a session and participate in a bowling party. Participants enjoy free pizza, drinks and are entered to win great prizes.
In 2016, Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake raised a record-breaking $735,000, making this the most successful fundraiser in BBBSKC’s history and the most successful Bowl for Kids’ Sake event in the country.
Phone Medic, Kansas City Metro’s largest provider of smartphone, tablet and computer repairs, is the presenting sponsor of Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake and will be onsite each night. Their continued support has been crucial to the success of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
“Phone Medic’s support of Big Brothers Big Sisters has been remarkable,” said CEO of BBBSKC Micheal Lawrence. “Each year, they support the mission of creating life-changing friendships in many ways including financial support, volunteer recruitment, event participation and board involvement. We could not ask for a better partner than Phone Medic for our largest event of the year, Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake.”
Children who are matched with a “Big” report improved self esteem, better grades and better family relationships. There are more than 500 kids currently waiting to be matched with a Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Couple.
For more information on Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake call 816.561.5269 or visit www.summerbowl.org.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is one of the most admired non-profit organizations in the country, having literally helped millions of at-risk children change the course of their lives for the better through one-to-one professional mentoring. Children with “Bigs” are proven to receive better grades, have improved family relationships, have improved self esteem and are less likely to use drugs and alcohol.