Charity seeks bowlers for February event

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Vancouver Island is hoping to strike it big at the annual Bowl for Kids Sake event Feb. 24 at Brechin Lanes.

But participants and sponsors are needed to get the event rolling.

Event manager Tali Campbell said 23 teams have signed up so far and there is room for another 41 teams of three to five people. There is no cost to sign up – participants are simply asked to collect whatever pledges they can.

Proceeds of the event go to the organization’s mentoring programs, including community mentoring, in-school mentoring and the Go Girls! group mentoring program.

“This is a cause to support because it impacts our children – our future leaders, athletes, etc.,” said Campbell, who has had a big brother for about seven years. “Without my big brother, I would not be the person I am today. He has given me my self-confidence and has always told me to never say ‘no’ and fight for my dreams.”

This is the group’s big fundraising event of the year with the goal of raising $30,000.

Campbell also hopes businesses step up to the lane to sponsor the event. Big Brothers is also looking for door prizes.

People can sign up online at

For more information or to participate, please contact Campbell at 250-756-2447 or e-mail

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