RUMFORD – The 14th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake fund-raiser for mentoring programs in the River Valley community will be held on Saturday, April 16, at the Oxford Lanes.

It is the largest fund-raiser of the year for the Child Health Center’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. Sponsors and bowlers raise funds needed to match local children with a Big Brother or Big Sister in area towns.

The event will feature prizes and awards available to bowling team participants, including a grand prize drawing. For every $100 a bowlers raises, he will have the opportunity to enter the grand prize drawing and become eligible to win a 42-inch plasma TV.

Big Brothers Big Sisters encourages anyone interested in helping to make a difference in the life of a child, to organize, join or sponsor a bowling team. Teams are composed of four people. Each member raises advance contributions from family, friends, co-workers and employers to help provide hundreds of annual Big Brother Big Sister mentoring matches.

Many sponsors from area businesses provide support for Bowl for Kids’ Sake in levels from $100 to $2,500 and up, in cash or in-kind contributions.

To participate in the event, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at 743-7035 and ask for Pam Murphy, director of youth development, or e-mail [email protected] Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oxford County is a program of the Child Health Center.

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