Bowl for Kids' Sake 2018

The Great Outdoors

Presented by Kristo Orthodontics

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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. See the impact of having a Big Brother or Big Sister or read the stories.

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

  1. Form a team of 4-6 people – Friends, co-workers, family, or anyone you’ll have fun with!

    // Register your team.

  2. 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.

    // Download a pledge sheet.
    // Collect pledges online.

  3. 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.


Kick-Offs:

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

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 
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2018 BFKS Sponsors


Presenting Sponsor:

 

Event Sponsors:


Alley Sponsors:




Chippewa Valley Pin Sponsors:

Bauman Construction

Mall of America

Pizza Hut

The Presto Foundation

Science Museum of Minnesota

Wild Ridge Golf Course

St. Croix Valley Pin Sponsors:

County Market


 

Interested in sponsoring Bowl for Kids' Sake and showing your support of Big Brothers Big Sisters to hundreds of people? View the Chippewa Valley and St. Croix Valley sponsorship opportunities or contact Teri-Gene Conlin with questions.

 
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Fundraising Resources

 

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.

Bowling Pin-ups

Download these bowling pin-ups, print them off on colored paper, and sell them for $1 to help raise money for your team!

COMING SOON // Bowling Pin Up

Brochures

Please print off the brochure relevant to your city.

COMING SOON // Chippewa Valley Brochure (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, & Menomonie) 
COMING SOON // St. Croix Valley Brochure (Hudson & New Richmond) 

Pledge Sheet

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.

// Pledge Sheet

Fundraising Tips

Looking for additional ways to increase your fundraising game?  Download our Fundraising Tips Sheet and see what works for others!

Posters

Please print off the poster for your city. Want a lot of them? // Let us know!

COMING SOON // Chippewa Falls Poster
COMING SOON // Eau Claire Poster
COMING SOON // Hudson Poster
COMING SOON // Menomonie Poster
COMING SOON // New Richmond Poster

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Challenges, Prizes & Incentives


 

Team Challenge

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

  1. In order for a challenge category to take place, there must be a minimum of 5 businesses, organizations, or teams (for Friends and Family).
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. There are separate challenges taking place in each area: 
    Chippewa Valley (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Menomonie)
    St. Croix Valley (Hudson & New Richmond)
  5. 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
  6. 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.

Prizes

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.

Individual Prizes

TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

Team Prizes

TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

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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:

  1. Online - Visit the Registration Page.
  2. 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 teri-gene.conlin@bbbsnw.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 teri-gene.conlin@bbbsnw.org 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.