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Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: 707-445-4871
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Bowl for Kids' Sake
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March 6-7, 2015
Form your team now!
(Scroll down for step-by-step instructions)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Coast will host the 32nd annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake on March 6-7, 2015! The Jungle themed grand celebration of fundraising continues to be our most successful annual fundraiser. In 2014, over 150 teams from local businesses, schools, churches, & service clubs collected donations from friends, co-workers, & neighbors to help raise the funds needed to provide mentoring services to local youth facing adversity.   Every dollar raised helps to provide professionally supported volunteer mentors for children in our community.
Each fundraising team's reward for collecting donations is a round of bowling and fun (including prizes!). Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraising teams make mentoring happen while having a lot of fun! We look forward to seeing all our old friends at Jungle Bowl, and making some new ones.

How to form a fundraising/bowling team:
1. Designate a team captain and gather 4-6 fundraisers
  • Friends, family, and co-workers make great fundraisers
  • Determine your team name, incorporating the Jungle theme if possible!

2. Call the BBBSNC office to set up a bowling day and time for your team
  • Bowling lane and shoes are free for bowlers with a minimum of $50 in pledges
  • Fri. March 6 times- 7:00pm, 8:15pm, 9:30pm
  • Sat. March 7 times- 12:45pm, 2:00pm, 3:15pm, 4:30pm, 5:45pm, 7:00pm, 8:15pm
  • Bowling times are available on a first come, first serve basis

3. Download and print team roster and pledge sheets from our website
  • Team roster - Send to BBBS by 2/19/15 - Team Roster
  • Donation sheet PDF - Use to print out and collect pledges - Donation Sheet (PDF)
  • Donation sheet Excel - Use to track pledges in Excel (makes calculating totals easier) - Donation Sheet (Excel Worksheet)
  • Forms also available for pick-up in our office
  • Use social networking to collect donations! Setting up your FirstGiving fundraising website is easy. Click on the blue button to get started.
  • Check out all the teams raising money online for the 2015 Jungle Bowl!

4. Collect donations and pledges for the kids
  • Bowling lane and shoes are free for bowlers with a minimum of $50 in pledges
  • Suggested individual goal is $210 (this will fund 6 volunteer background checks)
  • Suggested team goal is $1200 (this will fund a match for one year)
  • Every dollar raised goes toward mentoring a child in need from our community

5. Come in costume, ready to bowl!
  • Bring your donation sheet and FirstGiving print-out with you
  • Verification of Online Donations required before prizes are awarded
  • Prizes for most enthusiasm and/or best costumes are awarded every hour

Contact Jennifer Maksim if you have questions about organizing your Bowl for Kids' Sake team!
Email: bfks@ncbbbs.org     Phone: (707) 445-4871
Looking for Event Volunteers!  
There is a variety of tasks available - something to appeal to everyone.   If you, or someone you know would be interested in helping out for a couple of hours at this fun event, call our office to schedule a time.
Event Volunteer Duties

Information for Fundraising Teams

Team Packet Forms
Fundraising Incentives (including prizes!!)
Donation Sheet (PDF)
Donation Sheet (Excel Worksheet)
Team Roster
Donation Receipt
Team Photo Order Form

Fundraising Tips
Many of the businesses & individual bowlers over the years have developed some really creative fundraising ideas to increase their pledge totals. Below is a continually expanding list of tips - so check back often for more listings! Email Jennifer to share your ideas.
Poker Party
Casual Dress 4 BBBS
Ice Cream Social
Snack Sale
Fundraising Ideas for Kids!

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We thank our generous 2015 sponsors!

Mclean Foundation
Mclean Foundation
  Redwood Community Radio-KMUD
Redwood Community Radio-KMUD
Living Styles Furniture
Living Styles Furniture
Schmidbauer Lumber Inc
Schmidbauer Lumber Inc
  The Alibi
The Alibi
Bayside Garden Supply
Bayside Garden Supply
  GHD, inc
GHD, inc
Harper Motors
Harper Motors
  Humboldt Redwood Company
Humboldt Redwood Company
Northwood Chevolet-Hyundai
Northwood Chevolet-Hyundai
  Patterson-Conners Insurance
Patterson-Conners Insurance
Pierson Company
Pierson Company
  The Logger Bar
The Logger Bar

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