Williams Lake Big Brothers and Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake, one of the organization’s largest annual fundraisers, raised $25,000 over the weekend.
The event, which took place at Cariboo Bowling Lanes on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 saw registered teams dress up in their wildest, zaniest costumes tailored to this year’s theme, Around the World.
Bowlers dressed in attire from various countries and representing local businesses teamed up to pledge Big Brothers and Big Sisters throughout the weekend.
Players took turns bowling at first, normally, before switching to cosmic bowling and other unorthodox bowling styles.
The event’s top fundraiser, who won an exclusive stay at the Echo Valley Ranch and Spa, was Trish Moore.
The second-highest fundraiser was Luigi Mandarino, who won a bed in a bag donated by The Brick, and a colour consultation, courtesy of Alterior Motives Design and Staging.
Third-place in the fundraising went to Shandi Warkentin, who won a $100 gift certificate courtesy of Excelsior Jewellers.
Other prizes winners were:
Most enthusiastic team: Royal Bank — the Royal Team won an appetizer platter and a jug of beverages from Boston Pizza.
Best dressed team: Save On Foods — who won an appetizer platter and a jug of beverages from Boston Pizza.
Draw prize: Barton Insurance — Team Barton also won an appetizer platter, courtesy of Boston Pizza.
Individuals who raised more than $100 were entered into a draw, and won multiple prizes donated by local businesses. Those people were: Dale Taylor, Donna Rodgers, Shane Barr, Marla Begyik, Luigi Manderino and Colleen Williams.
All of the funds raised from Bowl for Kids Sake stay in Williams Lake to help fund Williams Lake Big Brothers and Big Sisters programming.