Bowl a strike and make an impact! Community Concepts’ Big Brothers Big Sisters Program invites you to Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2014.

On Saturday, June 28th, at Moose Alley in Rangeley, bowlers will be swapping their shoes and changing a life for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The Bowl for Kids’ Sake event weekend gives community members a chance to directly support the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters: to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one to one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Community Concepts’ Big Brothers Big Sisters program is a donor-funded program, currently serving more than two hundred children within the Androscoggin, Oxford and, most recently, Franklin County.

In 2014, Community Concepts Big Brothers Big Sisters program received a venture grant from the United Way of the Tri Valley Area, allowing the one-to-one mentoring program to begin serving children within the Rangeley Lakes community. The program at the local school matches elementary aged students with high school students, providing them with one on one attention for one hour a week, during the school day.

Lindsey Savage, school nurse at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School, advocates for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, stating, “It’s a great way for our younger students to be with a positive role model. Our high school mentors are learning the importance of giving back to the community.

We have a very unique school setting where our students cross paths at some point during the day whether they are in Kindergarten or a senior, so having at least one familiar face you know you can trust is a comforting feeling. The current students in the program really look forward to that one on one time every week.”

The nation’s leader in quality one-to-one youth mentoring services, Big Brothers Big Sisters positively impacts children’s lives by utilizing paid, trained staff to carefully match caring volunteers with children in one-to-one mentoring relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters is proven to raise higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships, help youth avoid risky behaviors, and increase educational achievement. For more than 40 years, the Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser has supported Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the country, becoming its premiere fundraising event.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake brings the entire community together in support of the kids within our community,” said Kristen Gilley, Program Manager. “The more money we can raise as a community, the more children we can serve. It truly is a team effort.”

All funds raised directly support Community Concepts Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs.

Ready to get the ball rolling? Registering for Bowl For Kids’ Sake is easy! Gather your friends, family members and/or co-workers and start something big today! Register your team online by visiting www.firstgiving.com/ccibfks or by calling (207) 333-6425. Each bowler is required to raise a minimum of $40 in order to participate.

Interested in raising more than the minimum? For every $100 raised, bowlers will receive a ticket into the grand prize drawing! Teams and individuals raising the largest amounts in pledges will be recognized and awarded some great prizes!

Make an impact in your community by joining Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2014. To find out more about the event, visit www.firstgiving.com/ccibfks or contact Hallie Twomey, Bowl for Kids’ Sake Event Coordinator at (207) 333-6425.


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