Big Brothers Big Sisters host biggest fund raiser of the year

Whether you bowl a perfect game or are a perfect novice, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Southeast Texas and Entergy-Koch, IP, want you to “Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2002.”

The citywide event begins Saturday, March 2 at Dynamic Lanes, 6121 Tarnef in Southwest Houston, with the Entergy-Koch Company Bowl Celebrity Kick-Off set for Thursday, March 7, at 2 p.m. at Palace Lanes, 4191 Bellaire Boulevard. Other Bowl for Kids’ Sake festivities will take place Saturday, March 16 at Del Mar Lanes, 3020 Mangum Road and Saturday, April 6 at Palace Lanes, 4191 Bellaire Boulevard.

“We’re raising funds to assist youth who generally have just one parent on whom they can rely,” said BBBS Board member and Event Chair Keli Shanks. “Thanks to Bowl For Kids’ Sake and other events, Big Brothers Big Sisters is there to help fill the gap, reaching out to youth who need a friend and a mentor.”

To support Bowl For Kids’ Sake, participants secure four other team members and a minimum $100 in sponsorships, from friends, relatives, coworkers and companies, for their pledges. They will come to a bowling party at one of the BBBS children throughout Southeast Texas, according to BBBS President and CEO Deborah Ortiz. BBBS is the nation’s premier one-to-one mentoring organization.

All bowlers bringing in $ 100 or more in pledges will receive a Bowl For Kids’ Sake T-shirt and will be eligible for other prizes.
To register a team or for more information on the following Bowl For Kids’ Sake events, call 713-271-5683.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Texas is a non-profit organization established in Houston in 1950. The agency provides caring adult volunteers who provide friendship and guidance so youth may grow into productive citizens. For BBBS information go to the web at