Wii bowling event to support Big Brothers Big Sisters

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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:

11 a.m.

Paul Lane, MHA Mount Pearl South

Mitch Colbourne, Hits FM

11:30 a.m.

Amanda Mews, NTV

Nathan Knight, Coast 101.1

12 a.m.

Paddy Daly, VOCM Open Line

Eddie Sheerr, NTV

12:30 p.m.

Brian Bradley, Hits FM

Buddy the Puffin

1 p.m.

Fred Hutton, VOCM News

Josh Pennell, The Telegram

1:30 p.m.

Barb Sweet, The Telegram

Acting Inspector Shawn O’Reilly, RNC

2 p.m.

George Murphy, MHA St. John’s East

Erin Sulley “Out of the Fog”

2:30 p.m.

Mayor Dan Bobbett Town of Paradise

Dale Kirby, MHA St. John’s North

3 p.m.

Mayor Dennis O'Keefe, City of St. John's

Mayor Ken McDonald, Town of C.B.S.

3:30 p.m.

Service NL Minister Dan Crummell

Greg Smith, VOCM News



Organizations: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Geographic location: Eastern Newfoundland, Mount Pearl

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