Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine invites local businesses, organizations and individuals to sign up for Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2018, presented by Hannaford Supermarkets, Camden National Bank and United Insurance. Local bowling events will be held April 5 through April 10 in Northport and Belfast, and April 25 through 28 in Waldoboro and Rockport. Teams raise funds for mentoring programs in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties and then come out to celebrate their success at the state’s largest bowling party – Bowl for Kids’ Sake.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine’s largest fundraising event, funding more than half of the agency’s operating budget that serves seven counties throughout the Midcoast, eastern and central Maine.

Businesses and individuals can register a team online at, select a desired bowling date and time and create team and personal fundraising pages where supporters can make electronic donations. Bowlers can also download pledge forms to collect donations to bring to the event. Teams that raise $500 or more will receive 2018 Bowl for Kids’ Sake T-shirts at the event. Individuals who raise $100 or more are entered into a grand prize drawing.

This year’s theme is Mix To Match: bowlers are invited tocome "unperfectly" dressed in mixed-up attire. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative mix-matching. There will be hourly bowling prizes awarded and a special recognition event for high fundraisers.

Local businesses can support Bowl for Kids’ Sake by becoming sponsors, donating prizes and registering teams.