DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
NORTH DURHAM: There are just a few weeks left until Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Durham Region (BBBSND) rolls out one of its largest fundraisers of the year.
The annual Bowl For Kids Sake event will be held on Saturday, April 27, at Parish Lanes, located at 69 Brock St. West in downtown Uxbridge.
Teams of four to six players can book two games of bowling free with the submission of pledge forms, and compete to win various prizes and awards.
The exciting event returns to North Durham this year after an unfortunate cancellation last year due to unforeseeable circumstances that required Uxbridge Bowl to close its doors.
Ms. Ayres added that the group hopes to have 100 teams taking part in the event as Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.
All of the funds raised through Bowl For Kids Sake go back into the North Durham agency, and allows the agency to continue to provide the mentorship programs that they have been providing to the communities of Scugog, Uxbridge and Brock over the past 36 years.
On Monday, April 15, Ms. Ayres made a presentation to Scugog Councillors, providing an update on the bowling event in the lead-up to National Volunteer Week, which takes place between April 21 and April 27.
National Volunteer Week is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, and since its humble beginnings in 1943, has grown into the largest national celebration of civic participation in Canada. Throughout the week, local volunteer centres across the country will be hosting activities of volunteer recognition and celebration of those who keep communities vibrant places to live and play.
For more information on Bowl For Kids Sake, or to inquire about becoming a mentor, please call 905-985-3733, or visit www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/northdurham.
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