It’s not about bowling…it’s about having FUN to HELP KIDS! That is our mantra for Bowl For Kids’ Sake, and we certainly hope all of our bowling teams had fun this year. We had 73 teams of bowlers over the three days of the event. While the numbers are still not final, those teams raised more than $30,000 to help us fund our mentoring programs. We ask our bowling teams to raise at least $300, but that’s an average of nearly $415 per team!
Our deepest appreciation to our teams including:
Acacia Flower Shop – Art of Business (3 teams) – Bellco – CNA Insurance (2 teams) – Diamond Credit Union (3 teams) – East Penn/Deka (2 teams) – EG Smith (2 teams) – Encompass Insurance – Governor Mifflin Education Association (3 teams) – GRYP – Hamburg School District Life Skills (2 teams) – Herbein + Company (3 teams) – Keller Williams – Masano Bradley – MetEd/First Energy – New York Life – Office Service Company – Penn State Berks SGA – Penkse – Quaker Maid Meats (4 teams that bowled twice each = 8 teams) – Queen City Diner (3 teams) – RBAR YPN – RE/MAX (2 teams) – RKL – Santander Bank (2 teams) – UGI (6 teams) – Unique Pretzels – VIST (our Prime Sponsor had 3 teams) – West Reading-Wyomissing Rotary (2 teams)
We also had a number of teams formed by individuals:
BOWLED OVER by BBBS – No Gutters – Strike Out – Garay – Girl Power – Gola – John/Thurber – McCormac – The Morrissey Squad (3 teams)
The fun isn’t quite over yet though. In the coming weeks, we will pick the winner of our Grand Prize ($500 worth of Boscovs gift cards). All individual bowlers who raised $150 or more on their own qualify for the Grand Prize Drawing.
We’ll also be announcing our winners of the new BFKS Annual Awards for:
- Best Dressed Team of the Year — for those teams that like to dress up to make things even more fun
- Best Company of the Year — to the company that had the most teams
- Best Team of the Year — to the team that raised the most money
- Best Bowler of the Year — to the individual bowlers who raised the most money