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Registration open for Bowl for Kids' Sake

staff report • Mar 17, 2013 at 1:00 AM

Dust off those bowling shoes, Tri-Cities. It’s time to head for the lanes.Registration is open for Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee’s 2013 Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the agency’s primary fundraising effort. This year’s events will be held Thursday, April 11 in Bristol at Belmont Lanes; Friday, April 12 in Johnson City at Holiday Lanes; and Saturday, April 13 in Kingsport at Warpath Lanes. Over the past year, Big Brothers Big Sisters has served 144 children in the Tri-Cities area. This year the agency wants to serve 30 more children than last year — and that means raising $30,000.According to a recent study, one-to-one matches are the driving force behind making an impact on children. A Big Brothers Big Sisters’ match is carefully administered and held to the strictest standards. The entire matching process, from the initial screening to the final pairing is made possible by financial support.People can participate by going to www.BowlforKidsToday.org and registering to bowl or they can call (423) 247-3240. (Information from Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better. The organization holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships.)

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