There were smiles all around at the Cariboo Bowling Lanes last weekend as masked teams raised more than $40,000 for Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS) Williams Lake.
“The event was awesome,” said BBBS executive director Melissa Newberry.
“We added a Friday night this year, which was very well received and we had the most teams ever registered.
“Everyone dressed up and they all had fun while raising money for our local mentoring program for children and youth — it was a win-win.”
All told, 70 teams registered to take part in the annual Bowl For Kids Sake fundraiser, which saw participants dressing up in their wackiest and most creative costumes for the masquerade-themed event to benefit the BBBS’s local mentoring programs.
But kids weren’t the only winners. Teams took home prizes for top earners, top fundraisers and best dressed. They are as follows;
Top team earners were San Jose’s Sweethearts Chamber of Commerce who raised $2,775.
Top fundraiser was Taylor Williams who raised $2,585.
Second highest fundraiser was Kelly Goertz with $1,602.
Third highest fundraiser was Erin Trott who raised $805.
Other winners included: Most enthusiastic team which was won by the Bean Team.
Best dressed team was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Daryl’s Delightful Delinquents, Save On, won best themed team.
The high pledge corporate team winner was Mandrax Enterprises.
The door prize draw was won by Randall Bamford.