Bowl for Kids' Sake 2019
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 2019 theme is The SUPERHERO SQUAD! Dust of your capes and break out your masks. In 2018, we revealed our new branding and stepped up as Defenders of Potential. Get your team together and show us your best hero! Mark your calendars and get a team together to participate in Bowl for Kids Sake 2019! 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.
Dates & Places:
New Richmond BFKS @ Gibby's Lanes
April 18th | 5:30pm & 8:00pm
River Falls BFKS @ St. Croix Lanes
April 24th | 5:30pm
Chippewa Falls BFKS @ Falls Bowl
April 25th | 5:30pm & 8:00pm
Menomonie BFKS @ Broadway Bowl
April 26th | 5:30pm & 8:00pm
EAU CLAIRE Family & Big/Little Shift @ WAGNER'S LANES
May 1st | 5:30pm
Eau Claire BFKS @ Wagner's Lanes
May 2nd | 5:30pm & 8:00pm
May 3rd | 5:30pm & 8:00pm
May 9th | 5:30pm & 8:00pm
May 10th | 5:30pm & 8:00pm
Hudson Family & Big/Little Shift @ Hudson Bowling Center
May 16th | 5:30pm
Hudson BFKS @ Hudson Bowling Center
May 17th | 5:30pm & 8:00pm
2019 BFKS Sponsors
Chippewa Valley Lane Sponsors:
Chippewa Valley Strike Sponsors:
Chippewa Valley Pin Sponsors:
JC Norby and Associates, Inc
Smiles in Motion
St. Croix Valley Pin Sponsors:
American Solutions for Business
Fitzgerald Lawn Care
M&S Home Solutions, LLC
Tammy Belisle - American Family Insurance
Valley Custom Cabinets LLC
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 [COMING SOON] 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. & River Falls)
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 17th
St. Croix Valley – May 24th
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 TeriGene 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
Ultimate Birthday Party for up to 10 people including access to: Chaos Water Park - All-Day, Trampoline Park - Unlimited for 2 hours, Action City - Unlimited for 2 hours, (2) 17” pizzas, soda and ice cream cupcakes. [$359 Value Donated by Metropolis Resort]
1 year pass to Action City’s Trampoline Park for up to 4 people. [$300 Value Donated by Metropolis Resort]
An overnight stay in a standard room with passes for Chaos Water Park, Action City and the Trampoline Park for up to four people. [$530 Value Donated by Metropolis Resort]
St. Croix Valley
3 night stay in a 5 Person cabin at YMCA Camp Northern Lights during the summer session or a weekend date. [$1,002 Value Donated by Camp Northern Lights]
$300 Certificate for a photography session with Brian Sikes Photography. [$300 Value Donated by Brian Sikes]
6 Month Membership to the Hudson YMCA. [Valued at $780 Donated by the YMCA]
(2) 3-day VIP Passes to Country Jam USA in Eau Claire, WI July 18-20, 2019 [$1,300 value Donated by Country Jam]
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.
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 TeriGene.Conlin@bbbsnw.org or 715-835-0161.
I forgot my username/password, now what?
The Forgot Username/Password link does not work, contact Teri-Gene Conlin at TeriGene.Conlin@bbbsnw.org or 715-835-0161 to reset your password or retrieve your username.
How do I collect pledges online?
To collect pledges online, you must register online. This sets up a personal 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.