Bowl For Kids' Sake 2014


Our goal is $100,500, be a part of something BIG!

 

 

     Get a team of 5 together, raise a minimum of $500 for the kids of Gallatin County, then celebrate all the money you've raised on

October 3,4, 10, 11, 12, or 17

at the Bozeman Bowl

 Don't stop at $500!  We have prizes for the teams and individuals who raise the most.

   Prizes include: A nights stay at the Gallatin River Hideaway with dinner, a day of skiing at  Bridger Bowl with dinner, movie passes and MSU Basketball tickets!

 

 

Because of you, we can create more matches, more successful kids, and a stronger community for all. We appreciate all of your support and for being the start of something BIG in the lives of our local kids.


 2014 Bowl for Kids' Sake Proudly Sponsored by:

 

Magic Makers: 

 

        

Wish Makers: 

Holcim, Rocky Mountain Credit Union, The Bozeman Bowl, Mackenzie River Pizza Company, 

Bozeman Printing, Mountain 107.7    

Lane Sponsors:
Bridger Steel, American Land Title Co., Stewart Title, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Republic Services, First Interstate Bank, First Montana Bank






Get Started!
To sign up and receive your materials call the BBBSGC office at 587-1216 or...

  • Become a Company Coordinator. Start your own team and recruit Team Captains from your workplace. Receive recognition and be entered to win a great prize!
  • Register your Team of 5 bowlers. Choose from "Business", "Cosmic", or "Family" themed bowling! 
What is Bowl for Kids' Sake all about?

Bowl for Kids' Sake (BFKS) is a great way to raise money to help kids reach their potential and change lives for the better. BFKS is Gallatin County's largest community fundraiser and nationwide is the largest athletic fundraiser of any youth-serving organization. BFKS raises crucial funds which make it possible to provide positive mentors in the lives of at-risk kids. We ask you to form teams of 5 bowlers and register your team online or over the phone (587-1216) with the Big Brothers Big Sisters for a bowling date and time. Bowlers receive pledge forms and then ask their friends, family and co-workers to financially sponsor them in Bowling for Kids' Sake. Your team then comes together with all of our other BFKS teams in October to celebrate your success with a bowling party!  This includes 2 hours of free bowling, MacKenzie River Pizza, Hot Mama's Salsa, Leaf & Bean cookies, prizes and more!

Why should I Bowl for Kids' Sake?
Your involvement makes an impact!  With the growing pressures put on today's families and youth, Big Brothers Big Sisters is needed even more.  Time and time again, studies have shown that Big Brothers Big Sisters positively impacts at-risk youth.  We have over 40 years (just here in Gallatin County) of proven success in creating positve friendships that benefit children, volunteers, families, schools, neighborhoods, and the community.  Last year we served over 200 children in Gallatin County and we hope to serve even more in the future.  You can help us reach this goal by being a part of BFKS and caring for our local children!

How do I raise money?
Each bowler is responsible for raising $100 each, or $500 per team.  We make fundraising easy with online giving and lots of tips. Ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you and the Big Brothers Big Sisters cause.  Your sponsors can donate on-line or by cash or check. An easy way to raise money is by setting up your own online fundraising page at First Giving .  It takes 5 minutes, then just email your friends and family a link to your page and watch the money roll in! Don't forget to bring your pledges and pledge form with the names of your sponsors to the bowling event.  Remember, every $25, $50 or $200 pledge makes a BIG difference for Big Brothers Big Sisters. You and your team are a significant part of helping a child succeed in life!

Get your Company Involved!
Boost morale, cultivate teamwork, create a better business and help kids! Consider being a Company Coordinator or becoming a Company Lane Sponsor ($650 gets you advertising in the Bozeman Bowl for 3 weeks and free bowling for a team of 5 bowlers). Many companies participate in Bowl for Kids' Sake because it is a fantastic way to engage employees while helping our community and instilling pride in your company!  Create challenges between your company teams, or challenge other businesses to add to the excitement and improve your outcome.  Many companies also match the pledges collected by their employees which doubles the impact of your fundraising!


Bowler Materials and Tips

These materials are here to help you with the fundraising process - from brainstorming contacts to asking for pledges:
BFKS FAQ      50 Names Fast     Ask Letter Templates      Suggested Calling Script

Not what you're looking for? Call the Big Brothers Big Sisters office at 587-1216 for further assistance.

Thank you for being a part of Bowl for Kids' Sake!

Volunteer

We are looking for a variety of volunteers to assist at Bowl for Kids Sake. To be an event volunteer please call the office at 587-1216 or fill out our Volunteer Form. Thank you!

2014 Committee

Mary Sullivan -Co Chair
Shelley Beal - Co Chair

Alan DeWit
Cara Lunceford
Jolene Barcus
Morgan Owen
Steve Denny
Kevin Pancich
Kim Grafel
Alex Bostrom
Cole Story
Sig Ep
LeaAnne Harbour
Philip Lutton

Join the Committee for BFKS 2014!
Committee Job Description
Committee Application

Contact Us


Main Office

15 South 8th Avenue
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406.587.1216

Big Sky Branch

PO Box 160084
Big Sky, MT 59716
Phone: 406.855.6544

Ennis Branch

PO Box 57
Ennis, MT 59729
Phone: 406.682.5681