Three weeks remain for residents to register for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake. Teams will have until April 1 to signup for this year’s event.

“Our goal this year is $15,000,” BBBS executive director Gina Jameson said. “If you have 10 friends who will donate $10 to your fund-raising efforts for Big Brothers Big Sisters, you can make a BIG difference.”

Last year, BFKS raised $14,839 for the general fund for site based and community based matches. BBBS makes more than 70 matches each year with $500 supporting an existing match and $1,000 supporting a new match for the year.

“Volunteers are key to that success,” Jameson said. “We need help in supporting them for longer and stronger matches that really have the strongest impact on the children.”

Teams will celebrate their fund-raising success during the seventh annual Bowls For Kids Sake bowling sessions set for 10 a.m. and noon Saturday, April 6 at Academy Lanes.

Participants and teams will have the opportunity to win the following awards: early bird top fund-raiser, top team fund-raiser, high bowling score and low bowling score.

As of today, the top fund-raising teams are CMS Home Health, IntegraCare Home Health and the Intimidators led by Sarah Dunham.

Teams can register online at www.bowlforkidssake.org or by contacting Academy Lanes at (325) 646-0637 or BBBS offices at (325) 643-5600. The next team meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 1 at the Family Services Center. Teams are encouraged to submit their donations to compete for the early bird top fund-raiser award.

Individuals who don’t want to start a team can join an existing team, including the Lions Loving BBBS team started by Ally Jameson.

“You don’t have to be a great bowler — it’s lots of fun,” Jameson said. “Because of Bowl for Kids Sake, more Bigs and Littles are matched, more friendships are started and big differences are made in the futures of our children.”

BFKS is a tradition that has supported the fund-raising efforts of BBBS agencies across the country for more than 40 years, raising millions of dollars to help children reach their full potentials. In 2006, BBBS in Brown County held its first BFKS event.

“We cannot thank the community enough for all of the support we have had over the last six years,” Jameson said. “Local citizens will participate in the month long fund-raising and Bowl For Kids Sake celebration for the seventh year of making a difference in Brown County.”

For more information about Bowls For Kids Sake or BBBS, contact Jameson at (325) 643-5600 or gjameson@bbbstx.org.