Big Brothers Big Sisters reschedule Bowl for Kids’ Sake

Mar 23, 2020

Belfast — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine’s Midcoast Bowl for Kids’ Sake events, previously scheduled for April in Belfast, are postponed until the end of May.

Midcoast matches will be held Thursday, May 28, 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at ALLPlaY Family Entertainment Center in Belfast. The agency will continue monitoring the situation and make scheduling adjustments as needed.

With school closures, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine has launched a “Big Pen Pal” program, facilitating the sharing of pen pal letters and artwork between Bigs and Littles to keep school-based matches engaged and connected. The agency is also supporting its community-based matches (adult mentors who meet weekly in their communities) through frequent professional match support and encouraging the use of “virtual meetings” during this time of social distancing.

Individuals and businesses already registered for Bowl for Kids’ Sake will be contacted to reschedule their bowling date. New teams can register online by visiting bbbsmidmaine.org.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2020, presented by Hannaford Supermarkets and Camden National Bank, is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine’s largest fundraiser, funding more than half of the agency’s operating budget that serves seven counties throughout Midcoast, Eastern and Central Maine. Last year’s Midcoast bowling events raised over $70,000 for community-based and school-based mentoring programs in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties. This year’s goal is to raise $90,000 for local youth.

For more information or for help registering teams, call Mae Slevinsky at 592-4616 or email mae@bbbsmidmaine.org. For information about becoming a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters, call 236-BBBS or visit bbbsmidmaine.org.

 

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