The Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake event always attracts a colourful crowd of fundraisers. (Citizen file)

Big Brothers Big Sisters bowling fundraiser this weekend in Cowichan

Bowl For Kids Sake takes place at Duncan Lanes on Sunday, March 1.

Get ready to hit the lanes this weekend.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley is holding their annual Bowl For Kids Sake event to raise money for their mentoring programs. The funds raised go directly towards matching at-risk children with caring Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

Community participation in the event ensures more children in the Cowichan Valley have a positive role model that makes a difference in their lives. When children experience regular contact with a mentor who listens, encourages and supports them, they’re in a position to accomplish new goals and grow in many new ways that builds them up for success. Studies show that having a caring mentor positively impacts brain development and equips children and youth with the skills needed to deal with the adversities and stress they face in a complicated world.

Bowl For Kids Sake takes place at Duncan Lanes on Sunday, March 1. The first session will run from 12:30-2:30 p.m., and the second session from 3-5 p.m. The event will feature bowling teams comprised of local businesses, organizations, and community members who have raised money in pledges. Teams are required to pre-register for the event.

In addition, there will be two “Team Littles” — these are teams comprised of Big Brothers & Sisters and Little Brothers & Sisters. Team Littles are sponsored by local businesses and this year the Team Littles will be sponsored by Tim Hortons and Duncan Dodge. The event theme this year is the Mardi Gras, and teams are encouraged to dress the part.

Shawnigan Lake School (students), Telus and Island Ford will be on site as Match Sponsors as well as in school mentor supporters Island Savings.

To learn more about this event please contact 250-748-2447.

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