Bowlers "Make a Difference" in childrens' lives


ASHWAUBENON - Some area bowlers are making a difference in the lives of youth.

It's all part of the 36th annual Bowl for Kids' Sake.

The event took place Saturday at the Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley.

People laced up their bowling shoes to help out Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin.

The event is the organization's largest fundraiser.

Organizers say their goal this year was to raise $100,000.

It wasn't all about who got the most strikes. There was some fun to get silly too!

This year's event was pirate-themed and people could dress up in their favorite costume.

Organizers say the fundraiser inspires people to give back.

"By having a positive role model, these kids will be more likely to go to college. A lot of them wouldn't otherwise. They're much more likely to stay out of trouble, legal trouble, and a lot of the times, they end up happier," said events and marketing coordinator Shannon Baumann.

Baumann says there are still more than 130 area kids who need a mentor.

You can contact Big Brothers Big Sisters if you'd like to get involved.