Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts Bowl For Kids Sake Feb. 5-28

The largest annual fundraising event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids and East Central Iowa will run Feb. 5-28, 2013 at the Cedar Rapids Bowling Center.

According to Kathy Beardsworth, Fund Developer and Marketing Director, Big Brother Big Sisters, Big Brothers Big Sisters has high expectations for its largest annual fundraising event, Bowl For Kids’ Sake this year. She anticipates the event will raise $375,000 with the help of over 3,000 bowlers.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake event helps put youth on a path to success in school and life. All the money raised through Bowl For Kids’ Sake will go directly towards helping youth in the Cedar Rapids community by providing them with caring mentors.

Local sponsors who helped to make Bowl For Kids’ Sake possible include: Crescent Janko Foundation, The Intermec foundation, Cargill, Intermec, Lil’ Drug Store, Limolink, Linn County Anesthesiologists PC, Quaker Oats, RuffaloCODY and Schimberg Company.

For additional information about Bowl For Kids’ Sake or Big Brothers Big Sisters please contact Kathy Beardsworth at 319-377-8993 or via email at

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids and East Central Iowa,, provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are being raised in single parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”). Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to facilitate the success of children living in our community by providing support to help children grow as individuals and by encouraging educational and extra-curricular activities.

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