29th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake A Huge Success
The 2011 Bowl For Kids' Sake best-dressed team, the "Scrunchie Squad" from First Tennessee, gets into the fun-loving spirit of the signature fundraising event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee (BBBS). The 2011 Bowl For Kids' Sake event, which took place in April, raised a total of $175,000 for BBBS to help put mentors in the lies of at-risk children. Pictured from left to right are: Judy Clark, Ellen Trusty, Jillian Rector and Claire Garner.
KNOXVILLE -- The 29th Annual Bowl For Kids' Sake held this April was a winning event for the children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee, with the fundraiser bringing in $175,000.
Bowl For Kids' Sake presented by Edfinancial Services is Big Brothers Big Sisters' signature fundraising and awareness event. Participants from Knoxville, Maryville and Tri-Cities hit the lanes, had fun and raised money, with a total of more than 1,000 bowlers contributing to this year's success. All funds raised by bowlers directly benefit the programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee.
"We are thrilled and grateful for the continued support from this community for Bowl For Kids' Sake, which raised $175,000 this year," said Myra Yeatman, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee. "Bowl for Kids' Sake helps us continue to put the guidance, friendship and fun of mentors in the lives of children, and through the support of East Tennesseans we will be able to match an additional 175 area children with mentors."
Edfinancial Services is a national student loan service provider headquartered in Knoxville and the presenting sponsor of Bowl For Kids' Sake. Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee has been changing the community through the power of one-to-one mentoring since 1970. Mentored children have a better chance of succeeding in school, are less likely to use drugs or violence and are better able to get along with family and friends.
For more information about Bowl For Kids' Sake or supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee, contact Emily Morgan at 865-523-2179, ext. 17.
Published May 6, 2011