Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties
Contact: Cindy Lawton, Event Director
Contact: Sarah Piano, Regional Director
Santa Fe County
Contact: Ron Ruybal, Regional Director
Taos and Colfax Counties
Contact: Karen Koyote, Regional Director
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!