Wednesday, 08 April 2015 14:20

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Hawaiian theme brings warm tidings

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Southeastern Alberta bowled over workers for Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BBBS) of Medicine Hat & District with a major wave of support  for their 39th Annual Bowl for Kids fundraiser at Panorama Lanes in Medicine Hat March 27.


Jill Forsythe, one of the organizers was thrilled with the results at the Hawaiian-luau themed event as an estimated $65,000 was raised above last year’s total.
Last year, the Bowl for Kids Sake had 48-50 teams, while this year it was 60 teams. Teams were slated to have four players per squad.
This year, those teams ballooned by up to two or three players more, making it a very brisk atmosphere.
It was handled by the staff at Panorama bowling lanes and by BBBS who saw a wave of people sticking around and having fun during the course of the evening which technically started at 4 p.m. and was supposed to end at midnight.
“We even had people come up to us who owned business who either wanted to put teams in for next year or wanted to be title sponsors. That’s a game changer right there,” explained Forsythe of the corporate sponsorship possibilities.
She says word really got out this year on the event and it spread like wildfire.
Everyone had a lot of fun and it ran smoothly.
“We just had a ton of people there.”

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