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Bowl for Kids’ Sake set for April 6

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To raise funds for mentor program

Big Brothers Big Sisters expects more than 200 people from local businesses, organizations and the community will participate in its annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake benefit in two weeks.

The casual contest is set for noon April 6 at Valley Bowl, 12829 Highway 145 and will help fund the area mentoring program that pairs healthy adults with disadvantaged children. Everyone on each five-member team is to raise at least $70 in pledges from business and personal contacts.

Participant raffle prizes will range from restaurant gift certificates and gift baskets to a Razor scooter. Additionally, contestants will be awarded special prizes for the following: highest score, best dressed team, “Twinkle Toes” (most “creative” bowling technique), “Try-Another-Sport” (for those who love kids but not bowling), and “Party Pin” (to the rowdiest team).

Since 1969, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California has served more than 9,500 children in the Central Valley. Funding is used to conduct background checks on volunteers to ensure child safety, and to provide ongoing support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships...


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