A change of shoes can change a life

Posted on: January 13, 2023

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County (BBBSLC) is excited to once again be partnering with the local Tim Hortons restaurants for the Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake event on February 18th, 2023. Last year this event raised more than $70,000, with more than 600 bowlers coming out to support the event.  Title and Corporate sponsors ensure that all funds raised through event pledges go directly to fund mentoring programs right here in Lanark County.

The event is a straight forward fundraiser – interested participants can call the Big Brothers Big Sisters office and register their group. Each team receives a kit that includes pledge sheets, and is encouraged to raise funds to support the agency’s mentoring programs. Teams book a lane through the agency and then come out and bowl on the February 18th  in one of three locations generously supporting the fundraiser; Gratton Lanes in Smiths Falls, Chasin’ Turkeys in Carleton Place and Spare Room Bowling Lanes in Perth. Don’t worry if you’re not a bowler – it’s a fun time where neighbours come together for a great cause! Remember – It’s not about the bowling!

Your team can be as small as two people or as large as your whole company or large family. There is no minimum amount to raise. There is room for everyone, and every dollar matters. 

For teams participating in Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake, funds can also be raised on line, which makes asking for money a whole lot easier!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County is a not for profit volunteer driven organization which helps children develop to their unique potential through consistent, dependable and unconditional adult friendship. The agency has been a part of the Lanark County community for 50 years. It will be a celebration year as the agency reflects on the impact of its mentoring programs over a half a century. Over that time thousands of children have seen the benefit of a caring adult; someone to share their lives with, someone that they can confide in and look up to.

Local Corporations have covered all the overhead costs of the event, which means that all funds raised by teams go directly to fund mentoring programs for local children. These sponsors include; Tim Hortons, Canadian Tire, Hinton Dodge Chrysler, Eaton, Durabond, Ogilvies, Rideau Home Hardware, Mike Fair Chevrolet, Cogeco Your TV, Country 92.3, Rob Garvin Remax, Ascend, Rob Roys Pub, Hunt and Dopson Insurance, TD Bank Carleton Place and Perth, Lake 88, and John and Brenda Gray Remax. Please support businesses that support mentoring in Lanark County.

For more information about getting involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County or participating in The Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake, please contact the agency office at 613-283-0570 or check out their website at www.lanark.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

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