Hundreds of people gathered throughout the day Saturday for a little fun that can make a big difference for area children. Big Brothers Big Sisters hosted its “Bowl For Kids Sake” event.
The fundraiser was a day long event held at Salina’s All Star Lanes. Teams of 6 enjoyed bowling, pizza, goodie bags and prizes as they raisedmoney for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. .
Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO Michelle PecI says that out of about 100 children waiting for mentors or “Bigs” in Salina, over 75 boys are still hoping for a male role model to volunteer their time.
“We have over seventy-five boys on our waiting list,” she said.
“And that’s not going to change unless we have more men step up and volunteer.”
Peck says Big Brothers and Big Sisters volunteers make a year long commitment to spend at least one hour per week with the boy or girl they are matched with.
Salina Media Group radio stations Y 93.7 and KSAL participated in the event, and held a friendly competition against one another. After all of the pins that were knocked down were counted, KSAL took home the coveted “Gold Pin” traveling trophy.