It's time to start raising funds and friends for Big Brothers Big Sisters largest peer-to-peer fundraiser - Bowl for Kids' Sake!

2018 online registration will be available very soon. 

Every January we ask you to start forming your teams and securing donations. For each team of 5 you will raise $500 or more ($100 per bowler minimum) and then join our fundraising celebration.
 
Download your forms here:
Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties
Downloadable forms coming soon.Taos and Colfax Counties
Downloadable forms coming soon.
Grant County (Silver City Bowl)
Team Captain Packet
Team Roster
Pledge Form
McKinley County
Team Captain Packet
Team Roster
Pledge Form
Santa Fe County
Team Captain Packet
Team Roster
Pledge Form
 
So grab your polyester suit and put on your platform shoes, because it's almost time to boogie down at the 2018 Disco Bowl!
 
Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties
Big Rock Bowling Center (Española)
April 8, 2018

Grant County
Silver City Bowl (Silver City)
April 8, 2018

Taos and Colfax Counties
Taos Gutters Bowling Alley
April 8, 2018

McKinley County
Gal-A-Bowl (Gallup)
April 28, 2018

Santa Fe County
Strike Gold Lanes (Pojoaque)
April 14* & 15, 2018
*Saturday, April 14 at Strike Gold Lanes:
  - 21 and over sessions at 3:30 and 6 p.m.
  - Match Activity/Fundraiser at 11 a.m. for
    Bigs and Littles only. Matches will need to
    raise a minimum of $100 (instead of $100/
    person) to participate.
These special sessions fill quickly!

What is Bowl for Kids' Sake?

Bowl for Kids’ Sake (BFKS) is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature fundraiser. Each year half a million people across America come together to have fun and raise money to support Big Brothers Big Sisters as we change how children grow up! Bowl For Kids’ Sake is the perfect way for individuals to make an impact on our community- it only takes a little bit of effort to raise the money that is vital to our program’s success.

BFKS is a peer-to-peer fundraiser. This means that each participant does not need to donate money, they need to raise money. $5, $10, and/or $20 donations from several of your friends, co-workers, and acquaintances will allow you to meet your fundraising goals.

As a “thank you” for your support and enthusiasm, Big Brothers Big Sisters host a celebratory party at your local bowling center. No bowling expertise is required, only the willingness to share in our heartfelt and sincere thanks for helping us transform our community.


Where does the money go?

Big Brothers Big Sisters depends on donations to conduct background checks on volunteers to ensure child safety; and provide ongoing support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships.

100% of the money raised in your community STAYS in your community

Your role in this effort to help local children cannot be overstated: We need your help to raise community awareness of the challenges faced by local children and to ask for the financial support need to help change the trajectory of a child’s life.


How can I get involved?

Step 1: Register your team! It’s easy to do online. The registration site will be live in January.

Step 2: Set a team fundraising goal- AIM HIGH! We suggest $625, but some of our top team’s raise $2,500! Minimum amount raised to participate in the bowling celebration is $100 per bowler or $500 for a team of 5.

Step 3: Recruit 5 people to join your team. It could be friends, family, or co-workers. You’ve set an ambitious goal, so choose people who will help you exceed it!!

Step 4: Motivate your team to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region

- Share information about the impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters on your community

- Keep your team informed about incentive prizes, rules, games, contests, etc

- Communicate their success (Katie just got a $50 donation! Joel has already exceeded his goal of $200! Our team just surpassed the $1,000 mark!)

Step 5: Have Fun! Join us at the local bowling center to celebrate your team’s success! Remember, it’s not about how good a bowler you are, it’s celebrating the impact the money your team collected will have on your community!

2018 celebration theme is Disco! There will be prizes, dancing, contests, costumes… and of course, bowling.

Step 6: Say THANK YOU! Thank your team members for their time and commitment to participate! Don’t forget to say thank you to the people who donated to you! Call or e-mail them after the event to let them know how much money your team raised and thank them for supporting local children!


Share BFKS with Your Friends!

Social media can be an easy and effective way to spread the word about Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Create Bowl For Kids’ Sake accounts for your teams. Post and share from your personal social media accounts to help drive traffic and bring attention back to BFKS!