Kansas Athletics Teams Up To Help Make Bowl For Kids' Sake Event A Huge Success

March 17, 2008


Kansas Athletics contributed to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County staging its most successful fundraising event ever on February 22nd, 23rd, 29th and March 1st.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

Kansas Athletics fielded seven of the total 92 teams that participated in the 2008 Bowl For Kids’ Sake event. The Kansas Athletics teams were comprised of student-athletes and staff members. Each team raised money to contribute toward the event. The total raised by Kansas Athletics teams was more than $5,700.

Patti Broyles, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County Executive Director, said, “We are so grateful for the hard work and generosity of each person participating in this fundraiser. Not only have participants been raising money but many community and business leaders have also stepped up to the challenge by sponsoring teams, providing event necessities, helping to award bowler prizes, and by donating monies to help match the 96 children currently on the waiting list. Honestly, we cannot thank them enough for their support.”

Darrell Stuckey, a sophomore on the football team and a team captain for the Bowl For Kids’ Sake event, said, “We are fortunate to have the opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of the young people in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. We believe in the power of the program and support it through Bowl For Kids’ Sake as well as our Hawks, Cops and Kids annual event in the fall.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s oldest mentoring organization, uses Bowl For Kids’ Sake to help raise community awareness about the organization as well as a way to raise funds to continue the wonderful work they do. Bowl For Kids’ Sake is a nationally implemented fundraiser that is about having fun with family, co-workers and neighbors while helping community children. There are currently 96 <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>DouglasCounty children, most of whom are at-risk, waiting to be matched to a caring, carefully screened volunteer mentor.

For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County, please contact their office at (785) 843-7359 or visit their website www.mentoringmagic.org.