Bowl for Kids Sake on Saturday

Kayla Fraser
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County is holding their annual Bowl for Kids Sake Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Heather Bowling Centre.

There are approximately 100 teams registered to bowl, said Margie Grant-Walsh, executive director of the organization.

She said the teams are down by about 25, but they still expect a good result from pledges.

With the theme as “Be A Kid Again”, she hopes it will get all the participants bring out their inner child.

“We want to make sure people know what it’s like to be a kid.”

The bowl might be a good way to bring volunteers, she said.

“It does take everybody in the community to help those who need help.”

She also hopes the theme will help adults get back in touch with their childhood.

“How often can you go to a Disney movie without taking a kid with you?”

She said she is always amazed by the support in the county.

There is still time to make pledges, she said.

People can pledge not only before the bowl, but after as well.

 “It makes a difference. Every penny stays in the county.”

The non profit has set a goal of $73,000 for this year.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has been in Pictou County for more than 30 years and last year provided mentoring either through Bigs and Littles or through the in-school mentoring program to more than 300 youth in this region.

Participants and donors can visit the Big Brothers Big Sisters website to register to bowl, set up a team, or donate to a bowler or just make a straight contribution. Receipts are generated instantly, credit cards can be used and you can see the pledges climbing as donations roll in.

Organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Geographic location: Pictou County

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