40th Annual BFKS – Thank You All!

The 40th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake raised more than $53,000 (and counting), and we thank ALL who stepped up to help us DEFEND POTENTIAL by participating in this event.

Tompkins Community Bank again served as our Prime Sponsor for the event which took place April 19th at Hiester Lanes and April 24th at Berks Lanes.  Our BFKS T-shirt sponsors ($2,500 level) included:


This year’s Major Sponsors ($1,000 level) were:

Diamond Credit Union — East Penn Manufacturing — Essig Plumbing & Cooling — the Jarett Yoder Memorial Fund — LaMaison Real Estate — Penske — Reading Precast — Reading Truck — UGI — Visions Federal Credit Union.

Assisting Sponsors ($500 level) for the 40th Annual BFKS included:

Dolan Construction — EG Smith — Masano Bradley – NAI Keystone — Penn Insurance Services Group — RM Palmer — Sheetz — Stevens & Lee


Another big reason for the success of our BFKS event is our Littles Team Sponsors.  As Littles Team Sponsors, these companies and individuals sponsor a team of Littles & Bigs to bowl in their name.  Full Sponsors ($300 level) for this year’s event were:  Fulton Bank, Green Tree Technology, Integrated Medical Group, the Jarett Yoder Memorial Fund, Oley Valley Foundation, Riverfront Federal Credit Union, Big Brother Michael Simmons, Jim & Barb Smith, White Star Tours, and a number of our Board of Directors (Sue Belfer, Phil & Jeanette Coles, Karen Meck, Doug Myers, and Cheryl Spangler).  Littles Team Co-Sponsors ($150 level) this year were:  Associated Realty & Appraisals, Burkhart Refractory, Comcast, Keystrone Specific Chiropractic, and Trupps Garage.


We do say that Bowl For Kids’ Sake is all about having FUN to HELP KIDS, so we extend our deepest appreciation to the 30+ teams that joined us for bowling or did their own virtual bowling.  Thank you Orrstown Bank, Quaker Maid Meats (who had five teams this year), Diamond Credit Union with their four teams, the two teams from Kozloff Stoudt, UGI, Customers Bank, Wells Fargo, Herbein + Company with its two teams, the Kutztown University America Reads America Counts team, The Retros, the Retired Rollers, the Holy Rollers with Gutter Fingers team, Brentwood Industries, RE/MAX of Reading, the Morrissey Squad’s two teams, RBAR’s two teams,  and the Bowling For Kids’ Sake team.  Thanks also to our four virtual teams:  VA Productions, the Oley Bowlers, Howard & Jill Trout, and another Diamond Credit Union team.


And finally, we want to thank the many people and companies that helped us to conduct BFKS this year including, but not limited to:  Hiester Lanes, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Berks Lanes, Subway, Boscov’s, Dieffenbach’s Chips, Redner’s Markets, Comcast, Lamar Advertising, NogginBox Creative, Brentwood Industries, the United Way of Berks County, Sneakervilla, photographer Kristopher Jones, and Oley Valley National Honor Society students.  Thank you also to the many volunteers who helped staff the event and the businesses & individuals who contributed items for our door prizes, Basket Auction, and BIG Raffle.