The 2008 Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County will be Sunday, April 6, at Turner's Dual Lanes in Hagerstown. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with the last teams finishing at 5 p.m.
Money raised in the event help fund the agency's services to children in the program, as well as recruiting efforts to find mentors for children waiting to be matched with Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Big Couples.
Last year, 258 children received service from the program. There are 59 children waiting to be matched with a mentor. Big Brothers Big Sisters matches adult mentors with children growing up in primarily single-parent families who need the friendship and guidance of an adult in the Community-Based Mentoring program and/or the School-Based Mentoring program.
Last year's Bowl For Kids' Sake raised $44,500. This year's goal is $50,000. Eighty-seven teams participated in the 2007 Bowl for Kids' Sake in Washington County. A team may range from one to six bowlers.