Community Heroes: Bowling for the kids

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Newfoundland kicked off its annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake campaign for 2014 Saturday at the Avalon Mall in St. John’s with a hotly contested, celebrity-studded Wii bowling event.
Provincial and municipal politicians, law enforcement officers  and media personalities — including The Telegram’s own Barb Sweet and Josh Pennell — took part in the event. Shown here Conception Bay South Mayor Ken McDonald (left) faces off against his counterpart, St. John’s Mayor Dennis O’Keefe.
The main Bowl for Kids’ Sake event takes place on May 4 at Holiday Lanes when more than 800 community-minded bowlers from the metro area take to the lanes for some fun and fundraising. As well, Bowl for Kids’ Sake corporate events will be held on May 1 and 2. Participants are now fanning out across Eastern Newfoundland to get pledges for their teams.
“Bowlers and pledges make our youth mentoring programs possible, and the need has never been greater,” said Kelly Leach, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Newfoundland ‘s executive director. “Right now, there are more than 65 children on our waiting list who could benefit from a relationship with a supportive adult. To meet this demand and to maintain our existing matches, we need the help of our community.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Newfoundland kicked off its annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake campaign for 2014 Saturday at the Avalon Mall in St. John’s with a hotly contested, celebrity-studded Wii bowling event. — Photo courtesy Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Newfoundland

Organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Geographic location: Eastern Newfoundland

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