Big Brothers Big Sisters had a very successful Bowl for Kids’ Sake fund-raising event on Sunday, Sept. 26 at Rim Country Lanes. On behalf of the advisory board and the Big Brothers Big Sisters staff here in Payson, we want to thank everyone who participated in our major fund-raising event which brought in over $20,000!
This money will allow us to continue our programs providing quality mentors for children between the ages of 6 and 18 in the Rim Country community. Statistics show that through their involvement in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program children have better grades, improved school attendance, and fewer disciplinary problems in class. The continued support from our community is allowing Big Brothers Big Sisters of Payson to serve at least 100 children through their school based programs this 2010/2011 school year.
Thanks go out to all participants who raised money to bowl, purchased raffle tickets, and donated gifts to be given away during the day of the event. We would like to thank our lane sponsors: Chapman Auto Center, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rim Country Self-Storage & U-Haul, Kevin Dick Investments, Edward Jones — Ross Hage, financial adviser, Hospice Compassus, Macky’s Grill, Waste Matters, Jack in the Box and Payson Physical Therapy for their support.
Special thanks to our financial sponsors: Chaparral Pines, the Payson Roundup, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 810, PostNet, Payson Dental Care, Waste Management, Walmart, Payson Concrete & Materials, Rim Country Lanes, Chili’s Restaurant, Payson Regional Medical Center, Rim Country Classic Auto Club, and Kiwanis Club of Zane Grey Country.
Every event like this cannot be successful without proper planning and organization. Thank you to our advisory board members Craig Miller, Cari Day, Patty Kaufman, Marissa Ward, Melodi Deaton, Rev. Dan Tantimonaco and Bobby Davis for your dedication to the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, the Bowl for Kids’ Sake event, and especially the children in the Payson community.
The board, along with Ginger Sparks did an outstanding job recruiting new teams for the event. It seemed that this year’s bowlers were enthusiastic and genuinely had a fun time.
Bob Baker, owner of Rim Country Lanes, has been an avid supporter of Bowl for Kids’ Sake and thanks go to him and his staff in making this a very memorable event. Thanks to all who made this event as successful as it was.
As always, we would love to encourage anyone in the Payson community interested in becoming a mentor to please contact us. Call Big Brothers Big Sisters’ local office at (928) 468-8375.
Thank you again to all our supporters for providing us with the opportunity to continue serving the children in this community.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona