Politicians, personalities, business leaders compete in Wii Bowl Event to support Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Newfoundland is holding a Wii bowl event on Saturday, at the Avalon Mall, Gap Court to officially launch its Be a Kid Again Bowl for Kids’ Sake Campaign.
Media personalities including The Telegram, business leaders, politicians and other high-profile individuals will help launch the campaign by competing the Wii bowling game, which is in its third year, said Kelly Leach, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Newfoundland.
“A Wii bowling event is a cool and unique way to kick off our Bowl for Kids’ Sake Campaign, which is our most important fundraising campaign of the year,” Leach said. “We are thrilled that a number of high-profile people from the community will participate in the launch and test their skill at Wii bowling. Our event allows them to interact with their ‘opponents’ in a fun way – all in support of our mentoring programs and the many kids in need of a Big Brother or Big Sister.”
The Wii bowling event run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Members of the general public are also welcome to attend.
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. Businesses and residents wanting to participate or make a donation can go to www.helpingkids.ca. for complete details.
“Bowlers and pledges make our youth mentoring programs possible, and the need has never been greater,” Leach said.
“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.”
Wii Bowling Participants:
Paul Lane, MHA Mount Pearl South
Mitch Colbourne, Hits FM
Amanda Mews, NTV
Nathan Knight, Coast 101.1
Paddy Daly, VOCM Open Line
Eddie Sheerr, NTV
Brian Bradley, Hits FM
Buddy the Puffin
Fred Hutton, VOCM News
Josh Pennell, The Telegram
Barb Sweet, The Telegram
Acting Inspector Shawn O’Reilly, RNC
George Murphy, MHA St. John’s East
Erin Sulley “Out of the Fog”
Mayor Dan Bobbett Town of Paradise
Dale Kirby, MHA St. John’s North
Mayor Dennis O'Keefe, City of St. John's
Mayor Ken McDonald, Town of C.B.S.
Service NL Minister Dan Crummell
Greg Smith, VOCM News