Barnie and Madison Millership were as vibrant and full of energy as their costumes during Bowl For Kids’ Sake. Patrick Davies Photo.

Record funds raised at Bowl For Kids’ Sake to support local children’s programs

Popular annual fundraiser raised over $47,000 for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Williams Lake

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Williams Lake are celebrating a record sum of $47,000 raised at Bowl For Kids’ Sake this weekend.

“It’s wonderful. We would love to thank the community of Williams Lake for their wonderful support in the way of bowling pledges and prizes,” said BBBSWL executive assistant Susan Erlandson.

Erlandson would like to thank this year’s sponsors for the event including Tolko Industries, the Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society, the Rotary Club of Williams Lake, Doctor Allan Dickens and Taseko-Gibraltar Mines.

Erlandson said the funds will go directly towards supporting Big Brothers and Big Sisters’ current programming and other operational fees.

Every year, Big Brothers and Big Sisters organize Bowl For Kids’ Sake, a bowling tournament-fundraiser where participants bowl for the highest score and compete to raise the most money for the organization.

Read More: Wild west-themed Bowl for Kids’ Sake April 6-7 this year

This year the theme was Love, Peace and Rock’n’roll which was embraced wholeheartedly by close to 420 bowlers spread out across 70 teams. From Thursday to Saturday Cariboo Bowling Lanes was filled with colourful, whacky and infectious energy as teams bowled for hours on end.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters could not be happier by the turnout and well of community support, Erlandson said. As the organization runs purely on community funding and grants, this type of overwhelming support is greatly appreciated, she added.

This year the award for biggest donation went to Kaylyn Chevigny of Williams Lake Smiles who raised $1,625 for the fundraiser. The competition was fierce, however, as second place went to Carrie Davis of the Cariboo Regional District, who raised $1,610.

The other top fundraisers were Wayne Erlandson, from Premium Truck and Trailer, with $1,600, Mirah Keep of Barton Insurance with $1,553 and Debbie Ashwanden with $1,275 for Johnston Meier Insurance.

The children at the event were not to be outdone, however, as little Mason Brown-John, at just six years old, raised an impressive $1,415.55 for his team Mason’s Dragons. Two of his teammates, four-year-old Drielle Laking and five-year-old Austin Rolston also raised $910 and $420, respectively.

Erlandson also wanted to give a shout out to Panago Pizza for donating over 70 large pizzas for the teams and the organizers throughout the tournament.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Ava and Keia Holm bowl in Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Williams Lake’s Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser and tournament. Patrick Davies Photo.

Tye-dye, hippies and musician cosplay were all just some of the many costumes donned by lakecity members during Bowl For Kids’ Sake. Patrick Davies Photo.

People of all ages took up a bowling ball at Bowl For Kids’ Sake Saturday. Patrick Davies Photo

Ava and Keia Holm bowl in Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Williams Lake’s Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser and tournament. Patrick Davies Photo.

Mason’s Dragons, made up of Linda Bingham (from left), Austin Rolston, Mason Brown-John, Crystal Wells and Brielle Laking was a powerhouse team of primarily young children who, together, raised well over $2,000. Photo submitted.

Just Posted

42nd annual Williams Lake Harvest Fair wants you!

Think you might have just canned the best pickles ever?

Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League geared up for year-end tournament

“It’s been a great year and we’re looking forward to this weekend,” Barbondy said.

Delay powers way to berth at strongman nationals

Delay finished in the top four in his weight division in Richmond at the provincial championships

Joe Borsato leaves the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin

Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin coordinator Joe Borsato bid farewell to his position at the museum

SD27 hires new finance manager

Barrett Gaunce is presently corporate controller for Northwest Territories Housing Corp. in Yellowknife

VIDEO: Could we BE any more excited? ‘Friends’ fans go crazy for merch

Movie theatres will show select episodes to mark the NBC series’ 25th anniversary

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Pregnant teachers fight to change WorkSafeBC compensation rules

Agency does not recognize risk to unborn babies when mother catches illness from work

Five hedgehogs quickly adopted after being left at BC SPCA

Lucky new owners picked up their pets from Maple Ridge branch on Aug. 20

B.C. cricket players get interrupted by racist remark

Community has had protocols in place for years to respond to prejudice

Groovy B.C. wedding a throwback to Woodstock ‘69

Couple hosts themed wedding 50 years after legendary festival

Nearly 50% of Canadians experience ‘post-vacation blues’: poll

48 per cent of travellers are already stressed about ‘normal life’ while still on their trip

More women may need breast cancer gene test, U.S. guidelines say

Recommendations aimed at women who’ve been treated for BRCA-related cancers and are now cancer-free

Most Read