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BBBS of Central Iowa hosting Bowl for Kids’ Sake April 27-28

Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:25 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:27 a.m. CDT

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa will host its annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake of Jasper County from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 28, at Cardinal Lanes in Newton.

The fundraising event aims to support the creation and sustainability of one-to-one mentoring relationships in Jasper County. Participants must raise $50 to participate, earning themselves a T-shirt, shoe rental, two games of bowling and a chance to win prizes.

Sammons Financial Group is the presenting sponsor, and additional sponsors include First Newton National Bank, Cline Tool, Des Moines Area Community College-Newton, Doyle and Devoe Iowa Realty, Edward Jones, Hy-Vee, KCOB 95.9 FM, US Bank, Vernon Company and Newton Manufacturing. With their sponsorships, $2,000 already has been raised.

“Bowl For Kids’ Sake is a fun way to raise money for mentoring relationships in Central Iowa,” Kit Curran, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa said. “We are grateful for the support of the Newton community and participants who help make this event a success each year.”

“The mentoring relationships created through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa have had a tremendously positive impact on the Jasper County kids involved, and it is rewarding to be a Big as well,” says David Goos, Jasper County Advisory Committee chair and BBBSCI board member. “This program is now in all of the schools in the County.  Participating in this event raises the money needed to cover these free services.”

BBBSCI aims to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. BBBSCI currently serves 130 matches in Jasper County.

Donations for Bowl For Kids’ Sake can be made online at http://bfksia2014.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1106099.

Staff writer Zach Johnson may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 425, or at zjohnson@newtondailynews.com.