The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County’s annual Bowling for Kids’ Sake fundraiser pulled in just over $40,000 this year.
This year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake was held on Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney and McBo’s Lanes in Versailles, and was supported by 50 local businesses and individuals who sponsored, made general donations, and/or donated prizes for the event. The two-day event brought together 271 bowlers to make up 55 participating teams. Preliminary figures show that Bowl for Kids’ Sake has raised $40,067.10 for the Shelby and Darke County agency, which was $2,932.90 shy of their $43,000 goal.
Prize levels were determined by the amount each individual fundraised. Participants who raised at least $50 — $25 for those under 18 — were awarded with an event t-shirt. Those who fundraised up to $75 were entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card, and this year’s winner was Vicki Cost.