Bowling fundraising breaking records

Bowl For Kids' Sake is off to a great start, fundraising for mentorship programs at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley.

A Woodtone Industries employee and his daughter took advantage of the Star Wars theme when they stopped by the photobooth at the Bowl For Kids' Sake event on Mar 30.

A Woodtone Industries employee and his daughter took advantage of the Star Wars theme when they stopped by the photobooth at the Bowl For Kids' Sake event on Mar 30.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley are bowling some serious strikes this year.

Their annual fundraiser Bowl For Kids’ Sake has been taking place since March and is continuing through April, raising money for mentorship opportunities for boys and girls in the Fraser Valley. It’s safe to say that this fundraising season has started off with a bang.

On Mar. 30, Chilliwack-based company Woodtone Industries set a record for funds raised through one team at a BFKS event in the Fraser Valley, according to BBBS staff.

This company team of more than 40 adults and 35 children filled Chillibowl Lanes and raised over $12,000 for the mentorship programs.

To put that in perspective, a total of $55,000 was raised from all of the Bowl For Kids’ Sake dates and participating cities combined in 2015.

“They were very energetic and enthusiastic about raising the funds for us,” BBBS Fraser Valley staff member Whitney Sundman expressed. Renting out every lane in the alley, the Woodtone team showed incredible spirit and a great passion to help support at-risk youth in their community.

“We are very excited and lucky to have people who support us in this way,” Sundman added.

There are still a few lanes available for the April 22 bowling date at Chillibowl Lanes. Visit mentoringworks.ca to learn more or to register your team.