BBBS hoping to see more teams join bowl event

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From left are:  Margie Grant-Walsh, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Pictou West MLA Karla MacFarlane, Laurel Goodwin, assistant manager Heather Bowling Centre, and Little Brothers waiting to be matched, Brady and Brandon Campbell. Submitted

Bowl for Kids Sake is shaping up nicely with close to 90 teams booked, however, according to executive director Margie Grant-Walsh we need to see another 30 teams to be comparable to last year.

She adds, “This year we need the community’s support more than ever. We had a very difficult year last year and have been forced to trim our budget and lay staff off. The bottom line is service could be compromised if we don’t reach our targets and we don’t want to see that happen as it not only affect the children and youth, but the community.”

Bowl for Kids Sake is the agency’s largest fundraiser and is in its 35th year. It is celebrating with a theme of “Be a Kid Again.” During this time the fundraiser has raised thousands of dollars and has helped the agency provide mentoring programs to the county’s children and youth.  The event will take place at the Heather Bowling Centre on April 12. For more information or to get a team package call 752-6260 or visit www.bowlfo

Organizations: Heather Bowling Centre

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