Bowl for Kids' Sake 2018
The Great Outdoors
Presented by Kristo Orthodontics
Bowl for Kids' Sake raises approximately a third of the annual budget… making a BIG impact on the number of children we're able to serve each year. Read the stories of the impact of having a Big Brother or Big Sister.
The 2018 theme is The Great Outdoors! Show off your favorite outdoor activity in this year's costume contest. The possibilities are endless! Whether you’re a biker, a hiker, a camper or enjoy the outdoors in a different way, you are sure to have a blast participating in this year’s event! Mark your calendars and get a team together to participate in Bowl for Kids Sake 2018! Keep checking our website, more details will be available soon.
How It Works
Form a team of 4-6 people – Friends, co-workers, family, or anyone you’ll have fun with!
Collect pledges – Each person collects pledges to participate in the event. Each person is asked to raise a minimum of $100 per person to participate, but you can raise more! The more money you raise, the more prizes you get, and the more children you’re able to impact.
Bowl & have fun! – Come to the event and have a ball! Each event features food, music, games, prizes, raffles, and more! There’s something for everyone.
If you have a large group or organization that plans to register 10 or more teams, we would love to get your bowlers oriented by planning a kick-off! We’ll get your participants excited, talk fundraising best practices and share information about Big Brothers Big Sisters. // Email Teri-Gene Conlin to schedule your kick-off today!
Dates & Places:
Chippewa Falls BFKS @ Falls Bowl
April 19th | 5:30pm & 8:00pm
Menomonie BFKS @ Broadway Bowl
April 20th | 5:30pm & 8:00pm (Lanes FULL @ 8pm)
EAU CLAIRE Family & Big/Little Shift @ WAGNER'S LANES
April 25th | 5:30pm
Eau Claire BFKS @ Wagner's Lanes
April 26th | 5:30pm & 8:00pm
April 27th | 5:30pm & 8:00pm
May 3rd | 5:30pm & 8:00pm
May 4th | 5:30pm & 8:00pm
New Richmond BFKS @ Gibby's Lanes
May 4th | 5:30pm
Hudson Family & Big/Little Shift @ Hudson Bowling Center
May 17th | 5:30pm
Hudson BFKS @ Hudson Bowling Center
May 18th | 5:30pm & 8:00pm
2018 BFKS Sponsors
Chippewa Valley Lane Sponsors:
Chippewa Valley Strike Sponsors:
Kiwanis Club of EC Early Risers
St. Croix Valley Strike Sponsors:
Chippewa Valley Pin Sponsors:
Cold Stone Creamery
Danielle Pilkin Promotions
The French Press
JC Norby and Associates, Inc
Kivlin Eye Clinic
Mall of America
The Presto Foundation
Science Museum of Minnesota
Trubilt Collision Center
Wild Ridge Golf Course
St. Croix Valley Pin Sponsors:
Best Maid Cookies
Cold Stone Creamery
Fitzgerald Lawn Care
M&S Home Solutions, LLC
Remington Law Offices
Willow River Chiropractic
Brochures, pledge sheets, and posters are available for you to download. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Call 800-648-1696 or email Teri-Gene Conlin.
Download these bowling pin-ups, print them off on colored paper, and sell them for $1 to help raise money for your team!
Please print off the brochure relevant to your city.
Please use the pledge sheet to record any donations you collect in person. Note: if your donor wants a receipt be sure to mark that on the pledge sheet and turn it in with your money at the event.
Looking for additional ways to increase your fundraising game? Download our Fundraising Tips Sheet and see what works for others!
Print off the poster for your city and hang it in your break room, office, or other high visibility location. Posters are formated for an 11x17 (tabloid) page. Want a lot of them? // Let us know!
Challenges, Prizes & Incentives
Each year businesses, organizations, and teams challenge each other to see who can raise the most money to support mentoring in Northwestern Wisconsin. A traveling trophy is awarded to the business, organization, or team that raises the most money in each category. Winners are awarded the trophy in late May or June.
Team Challenge Rules
- In order for a challenge category to take place, there must be a minimum of 5 businesses, organizations, or teams (for Friends and Family).
- Unless indicated, each category is business/organization versus business/organization. The business or organization that raises the most money wins the challenge! In the case of Friends and Family, the team that raises the most money wins. (There is no limit on the number of teams per business or organization).
- The team captain MUST register the team for the challenge category when he/she registers. The team captain selects the category the team/business would like to participate in.
- There are separate challenges taking place in each area:
Chippewa Valley (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Menomonie)
St. Croix Valley (Hudson & New Richmond)
- All money received through the deadline date (one week after the final bowling event in each area) will count for the team challenge.
Chippewa Valley – May 19th
St. Croix Valley – May 5th
- To qualify to win the team challenge the total amount of money the business raises must average out to at least $100 per bowler.
Additional team challenge categories can be added if there are enough businesses, organizations, or teams to compete. Contact Teri-Gene Conlin 715-835-0161 to ask about creating a team challenge category.
The more money you raise the more children you’re able to benefit through the power of mentoring – which we know is incentive enough! But we also want to reward you for your hard work in supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin.
$100 Bowl for Kids’ Sake T-shirt
$200 Hooded Sweatshirt
$250 Bowl for Kids’ Sake T-shirt & Hooded Sweatshirt
$500 $25 Gift Card, Bowl for Kids’ Sake T-shirt, & Hooded Sweatshirt
$1,000 $50 Gift Card, Bowl for Kids’ Sake T-shirt, & Hooded Sweatshirt
$1,000 - Matchmaker Team
$100 in gift certificates, Framed Team Photo, & $10 to Action City for each member.
$1,500 - VIP Team
Personal team waiter while you bowl, $100 in gift certificates, Framed Team Photo, & $20 to Action City for each member
Unlimited Play Group Outing for 20 at Action City Fun Center (Pizza and Soda Buffet Included.) - Value $540 Donated by Metropolis Resort, Action City, & Chaos Waterpark
1 year pass to Action City Trampoline Park, Fun Center, and Chaos Waterpark for up to 4 people. - Value Up to $50,000 Donated by Metropolis Resort, Action City, & Chaos Waterpark
An overnight stay in a two-bedroom suite with Unlimited Play for up to eight people. - Value $1,200 Donated by Metropolis Resort, Action City, & Chaos Waterpark
$250 Lasker Jewelers Gift Card - Value $250 Donated by Lasker Jewelers
St. Croix Valley
YMCA Camp Icaghowan Weekend Getaway - Value $450 Near Amery, WI (To be used in Fall, Winter, or Spring) Donated by YMCA Camp Icaghowan
Pair of VIP tickets to your choice of Country Fest or Rock Fest - Value $1,100 Donated by Country Fest & Rock Fest
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register a team?
The Team Captain selects the team name, where and when the team will bowl, and the team challenge category. The Team Captain can register 2 ways:
- Online - Visit the Registration Page.
- Paper Form - Print off a paper registration from the Registration Page. [Chippewa Valley] [St. Croix Valley]
How do I register my teammates?
The Team Captain can register his or her teammates either online or by paper.
Online - Create a username and password for each teammate and enter their information into the registration form. This will register the teammate and create an online donation page for them.
Paper Form - the paper registration form is designed to be able to register all team members on a team.
Teammates can also register themselves using one of the above options.
What is the registration fee?
The registration fee is $25 and is 'good faith' money that your team will participate. This secures your lane to ensure you will have a place to bowl the night of the event. Many of our shifts fill up. It counts towards the Team Captain's total pledges.
How do I pay the registration fee?
Online - Go on to your online donation page and make a $25 donation to yourself.
Mail - Send in a check via mail to: 424 Galloway Street, Eau Claire WI 54703. When the Team Captain registers, an invoice will be emailed to the captain if the registration fee hasn't been paid.
How many people are on a team?
Teams consist of 4 to 6 people, but the ideal team size is 5 due to the amount of time it will take each team to bowl.
Can I bowl if I don't raise $100?
We really want the bowlers to try and raise at least $100, but if you fall short, you will still be allowed to participate. However, the $100 is important because we do have expenses related to the event, and it costs us between $20-$37 per bowler (depending on the city) for a bowler to participate in the event. That's why we ask each person to raise at least $100.
Is a certain shift filled?
If a shift is filled, it will be noted on the main page of the online registration system/donation pages. Or if you want to find out, contact Teri-Gene Conlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-835-0161.
I forgot my username/password, now what?
There is a Forgot Username/Password link on the Sign In screen for the online system. Follow the instructions for the link. If for some reason that doesn't work, contact Teri-Gene Conlin at email@example.com or 715-835-0161.
How do I collect pledges online?
To collect pledges online, you must register online. This sets up a peronal fundraising page for you. You can then email your friends and family the direct link to your page. You can even edit the photo, your goal, the page information, etc.