Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2017

Be An All-Star


It’s not about the bowling…it’s about the kids! Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN’s largest annual fundraiser bringing together more than 900 community members to major bowling parties to raise funds for a great cause. Bowl For Kids’ Sake is the perfect way for individuals to make an impact on our community – it only takes a little bit of effort to raise the money that is vital to our program’s success. As a “thank you” for your support and enthusiasm, Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN hosts a celebratory party at your local bowling center. No bowling expertise is required, only the willingness to share in our heartfelt and sincere thanks for helping us transform our community.


Step 1 – Register your team! It’s easy to do online. Find registration instructions below!

Step 2 – Set a team fundraising goal- AIM HIGH! We suggest, $250 ($50 a bowler), but some of our top team’s raise $2,500! Tri-Cities bowlers are required to raise a minimum of $25.

Step 3 – Ask friends, family, or co-workers to join your team, then choose your bowling session. There are multiple bowling sessions from which to choose. Each team member receives the tools to create a personal Webpage to collect online donations.

Step 4 – Have a bowling party! Show up to your scheduled bowling session and bring your pledges to the bowling center 15 minutes before your scheduled start time. Turn in your pledges, get your t-shirt and goody bag and have a great time while enjoying free bowling and fun prizes.


We are currently seeking sponsorships for Bowl for Kids’ Sake. If you are interested, contact Alli Damas at 865-523-9455.


April 7th, 5-9pm, Bass Pro Shop, Bristol
April 8th, 5-9pm, Warpath Lanes, Kingsport

April 19th, 6-8pm, Oak Ridge Bowling Center
April 22nd, 11am-2pm, Crest Bowling Lanes
April 28th, 5-9pm, Strike and Spare Western Bowling Alley
April 29th, 12-4pm, Strike and Spare Western Bowling Alley

Questions? Want to register over the phone? Call Alli Damas at 865-523-9455.


Individual Prizes
This year if you raise $50, you will receive an event t-shirt and a goody bag during your celebratory bowling hour. BUT if you raise $150, you will receive an agency baseball tee and goody bag during your bowling hour.

Team Prizes
Our top fundraising teams will be announced at the end of the Bowl For Kids’ Sake season. The top teams will have the opportunity to choose from the following team prizes (each team member will receive):
• TN Smokies Calhoun’s at the Yard Gift Certificates for Two
• Tickets to Dollywood with a Pilot Gift Card
• A Keurig with K-Cups
New team prizes may be added before the top teams are announced!

The theme this year is Vintage Sports, so come bowl dressed as crazy fans, baseball/football/soccer players, cheerleaders, coaches, Olympic winners—whatever is most fun for your team members! Come in costume and bring some team spirit because your team could win “Best Dressed” or “Most Enthusiastic“! 

How To Set-Up Your Fundraising Page

Step 1: Click the “Make Your Fundraising Page” button above.

Step 2: You will end up on a login screen. You have 3 options: create a new account, sign in to an existing account, reset your password.

If you are new to our organization or not sure whether you have an account go ahead and click on the Create New Account button.
If you already have your username and password, go ahead and login with it.
If you know you have an account use the forget your password get help link.

Step 3: After you have created your account or logged into your existing account, you will see in a drop down menu the [Campaign Name] and click on the Create Page

Step 4: Set up your page! Make sure you:

  • Decide whether you want to give your fundraising page a name other than your name that is selected by default.
  • Set up your personal goal
  • Upload a picture
  • Put in between 2 and 3 sentences about why you are participating and what our organization has meant to you.
  • Hit Save!

Step 5: Go to the Team tab and decide whether you want to:

  • Fundraise on your own
  • Start a team and become a captain
  • Join somebody else’s team
    Note: If you choose to start your own team you will be able to upload and additional photo for your team page and add a couple of sentences about your team. Make sure to give your team a name as well!

Step 6: Go to the Share My Page option and copy the email to send out to your friends and family. If you would like to post on social media please use the social media links at the bottom!

Wii Bowling

We bring Wiis, lunch and prizes so employees can bowl together at the office.

Our Sponsors

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