Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2019 | April 12-13 and 18-26



Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN’s largest and longest-running fundraiser. The event brings together more than 1,000 supporters throughout East Tennessee for celebratory, one-hour bowling parties. Donations made to Bowl For Kids’ Sake defend the potential of hundreds of youth — last year, BBBS-ETN made 140 matches through Bowl for Kids’ Sake.



Step 1 – Create your personal fundraising page — it’s easy to do online. (More details in Step 2.)

Step 2 – Team captains should register first. If you’re a team captain, you’ll create a personal fundraising page on our online platform. Be sure to set yourself as captain — your teammates will then join the team AFTER you’ve set up your fundraising page. (Be sure to set a team fundraising goal.) Once your personal and team fundraising page are created, you’re ready to recruit 3-5 teammates and start fundraising! In February 2019, we’ll open up the option to register for bowling locations, dates, and times.

If you’re *not* a team captain, you’ll still need to create a personal fundraising page. Just be sure that you know your team name and that you join it from the dropdown when you create your individual page. Your team captain will need to select a lane time and location for you later — but, for now, just focus on creating your personal fundraising page and sending it out far and wide.

Note that we require teams to raise at least $250 (approximately $50 per bowler), but some of our top team’s raise much more! Tri-Cities bowlers are asked to raise a minimum of $25. Stay tuned for exciting prize levels based on your fundraising totals! 

Need help fundraising? Don’t worry, we got you! See our 2019 tips and check back for more ideas as the event nears.

Step 3 – Once you are on a roll with fundraising, your team captain will need to pick your bowling date, time, and location. We’re working hard to secure the locations, so stay tuned! Our bowling event are to celebrate the hard work your team did by fundraising for our Littles, so come ready to hang out with the BBBS-ETN team and maybe even the Littles you helped match with a mentor through your fundraising.

Step 4 – Join us for a one-hour slot at one of our bowling parties! (Dates and times to come.) Show up to your scheduled bowling session 15-30 minutes early to make check-in a breeze. Turn in any pledges you may have, snag your prizes and goody bag, and have a great time while enjoying free bowling and fun prizes.


Sponsorships help ensure 100% of the funds you raise go to our mission. They cover the costs of things like lane rentals, food, and even those fancy bowling shoes. We are always looking for new event sponsors — so check out our sponsorship grid. If you are interested, contact Kristy DuBose at 865-523-9455.


–Friday, April 12 at Oak Ridge Bowling Center 11:00am-1:30pm
–Friday, April 12 at the Bass Pro Shop in Bristol 5:00pm-8:00pm
–Saturday, April 13 at Crest Lanes in Maryville 11:00am-2:00pm
–Saturday, April 13 at Warpath Lanes in Kingsport 4:00pm-7:00pm
–Thursday, April 18 at Family Bowl 4:00pm-9:00pm
–Wednesday, April 24 at Maple Hall in downtown Knoxville 12:00pm-4:00pm
–Friday, April 26 at Western Ave Strike and Spare 4:00pm-9:00pm

–Monday, April 15: Downtown Bank Day at the Regas Building, 318 N Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37917
–Tuesday, April 16: West Knoxville Bank Day at Edi Financial, 120 N Seven Oaks Dr, Knoxville, TN 37922

Questions? Want to register over the phone? Contact Kristy DuBose at 865-523-9455 |

Other Ways to Support Bowl For Kid’s Sake

Participate in these upcoming fundraisers:
— Moe’s mobile sales: March 11
— Bowl for Kids Sake kickoff event: March 19 at Phoenix Pharmacy
— Mr.Gatti’s mobiles: March 25-April 7
— Nothing Too Fancy percentage night: March 26
— Jig and Reel percentage night: April 4
— Gut Check with PTI: April 6
— Est8te sip and shop: April 11


Individual Prizes

Team Prizes
Our top fundraising teams will be announced at the end of the Bowl For Kids’ Sake season. Don’t worry — we’ll send your resources and ideas to help you become a fundraising guru! 

Knoxville Bowling

Bowl in Knoxville, or Blount/Anderson Counties

You’ll receive an email to sign up for your team’s bowling slot once you’ve created a fundraising page. 

Make Your Online Fundraising Page Pick Your Bowling Location and Time BFKS Fundraising Resources

Tri Cities Bowling

Bowl in Kingsport or Bristol

You’ll receive a link to register for your bowling slot after you create a fundraising page. If you’d like to register for the event without creating a fundraising page, please email Kathy Lowdermilk.

Make Your Online Fundraising Page Login To Your Fundraising Account Pick your Bowling Location and Time BFKS Fundraising Resources

***Note: The first step is to create your individual and team fundraising pages. Once you’re all set, we’ll send a separate reminder to snag your bowling location, date, and time.***

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