Williams Lake Big Brothers and Big Sisters annual Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser threw another strike in the lakecity over the weekend.
Lorraine Levitt, executive director with WLBBBS, said almost double the amount of teams registered compared to previous years, helping the association raise more than $43,000 for its local children’s programming.
“We knew going in this was going to be a good year,” Levitt said. “As soon as we started our campaign teams were signing up right away. We went from 39 teams to 65 this year.”
This year’s theme, Heroes and Villains, also provided an opportunity for participants to get creative with their costumes.
The event, hosted at Cariboo Bowling Lanes, ran from Saturday, April 12 to Sunday, April 13. Local businesses and associations registered teams to bowl, while multiple guest emcees called all the action and gave away door prizes throughout the weekend.
This year’s top fundraisers and winners were:
Top Team Earner — Hub Heros — Barton Insurance, $6,729
Top Fundraisers — 1.) Krista Gerrior, $5,434 (stay for two at the Dean on Nimpo, including a flightseeing tour with Tweedsmuir Air; 2.) Luke Moger, $1,580 (stay for two at Elysia Resort); 3.) Gunther Szepat, $1,016.50 (Nintendo 3DS courtesy of Staples)
Most Enthusiastic Team — RCMP wins appetizers and drinks, courtesy of Boston Pizza (BP)
Best Dressed Team (Saturday) — Westline ‘Minions’ wins team gift card, courtesy of the Laughing Loon
Best Dressed Team (Sunday) — Tolko wins appetizers and drinks, courtesy of BP
High Pledge Team Draw — HyTest Ghostbusters win appetizers and drinks, courtesy of BP
Door Prize Draw — April Harrison wins a gift basket, courtesy of Hollywood Baskets
Individuals who raised more than $100 were entered into the following draws:
Draw Prize — Cathy Poole wins a Sirius Satellite Radio, courtesy of Inland Kenworth
Draw Prize — Saralynn Carrier wins a $100 gift certificate, courtesy of Excelsior Jewellers
Draw Prize — Mattyus Pizchke wins a gift basket, courtesy of Lush Beauty Boutique
Draw Prize — Colleen Williams wins an instant photo fun pack, courtesy of Shoppers Drug Mart
Levitt added anyone interested in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, or getting involved in either of WLBBBS’s Couples for Kids, or High-School Mentoring programs for this coming September, can contact them at 250-398-8391.