Big Brothers has 2016 record breaking FUNdraiser
by Sandy Lindsay

March 6, 2016

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Bowl for Kids 2016 a big success

In bowling alleys across Bruce and Grey Counties, Bowl for Kids was held Saturday, March 5th in support of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the organization that helps young people by matching them up with a 'mentoring' adult.

The event is a major FUNdraiser held in each year where teams and individuals enjoy a day of bowling while raising money through pledges.

This year, in Owen Sound, some 250 people turned out to throw balls and make 2016 a record breaking year with $30,000 raised.

Owen Sound branch of Big Brothers is a charter member in Canada and goes back over 50 years.  

(L) Former MPP and now radio personality, Bill Murdoch, with friend and teammate Larry MacIntyre and West Grey Mayor, Kevin Eccles

West Grey Mayor Kevin Eccles threw his ball and there were still five pins standing ....

Scotia'bankers' bowl for kids

(L-R) Kate Mercer, Sophie Bouchard, Judi Trenbeth, Megan Barton & Caitlin Russell

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Big Brothers Board Members
(L) Jim Belden and Glen Breadner

"More than ever before, young boys today need a hand up to face the challenges life throws in their way," says Board Member, Jim Belden.  "A Big Brother is a teacher, a leader,  and a hero to his Little Brother and he brings a positive influence into his life and future prospects; just ask " little Billy's" teacher how much improvement she sees in the classroom."

Critical to the organization's progress however is the recruitment of mentors as Big Brothers.  "We hope a few good men would be willing to spend some time with boys in the community and they can always give us a call at 519-376-4449 for more information," says Board Member, Glen Breadner.

(R) Tammy and Dave Campbell with daughter Lindsey and her partner, Cory Harrison

TD family of bowlers
(L) Elly Bennings, Annette and Chris Brown
and their children, Samantha & Jordan Brown

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