Thanks for Supporting Bowl for Kids Sake

Thank you for supporting the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake!

On behalf of the children, families, volunteers and staff of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oneida and Herkimer counties, we would like to thank everyone who helped make our 28th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake such a tremendous success.

More than 350 bowlers participated in the event, which was held on March 14 at King Pin Lanes in Rome and on March 21 at Pin-O-Rama in Utica, raising nearly $40,000 to benefit the local Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

We would like to thank our major sponsors Northern Safety Co. and Rome Strip Steel Co., Inc., Wal Mart, the Hartford, Bank of New York Mellon for their continued support, and also the Uptown Theatre for hosting two movie presentations to benefit our cause. We appreciate the generosity of all of our sponsors and would also like to thank the event hosts, Pin-O-Rama and King Pin Lanes. Thank you to the many bowlers as well, who each year make this a special event for the children in our community.

The guidance of a one-to-one friendship has proven to be one of the most effective tools in reducing drug and alcohol use by today’s youth. More than 100 children are still awaiting a match and events such as the Bowl for Kids' Sake is crucial in spreading the word about this program.

Proceeds from the event are changing the lives of special children in our community everyday - and by investing in them now, we are investing in their futures!

Julie Fatata, Chair of the Bowl for Kids' Sake

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