Changing the way children grow up in Santa Cruz County

Bowl for Kids’ Sake

BFKS 2018 logo

April 28th & 29th, 2018


TEAM BOWLERS follow the link below. Please create your funding page and monitor your pledges there:

Registration website

TEAM CAPTAINS please make sure you REGISTER all of your bowling team members (including yourself) on this form:

Team Captain Form



Brewers Ball TEAM BOWLERS follow the link below. Please create your funding page and monitor your pledges there:

Registration website

TEAM CAPTAINS please make sure you REGISTER all of your bowling team members (including yourself) on this form:

BB Team Captain Form



Thank you to our Major Sponsors

Interested in being a Sponsor? Find out how to become a Major Sponsor.

Boardwalk Bowl | Ow Family Properties
Granite Construction | Nordic Naturals

 Lighthouse BankSanta Cruz County Bank
Subaru of Santa Cruz | Toyota of Santa Cruz | Wells Fargo

Bay Federal Credit Union | Marianne’s Ice Cream | Superior Foods

Comcast Spotlight | Good Times | Register Pajaronian


Thank you to our Lane Sponsors

Interested in being a Sponsor? Find out how to become a Lane Sponsor.

ANB Insurance Services; Advanced Blind & Shade; Allterra Solar; Appenrodt Commercial Properties; Argo Logistics Group; CalNonprofits Insurance Services; Cartwright Scruggs Fulton & Walther; Chad Hoesing, CPA & Attorney; Epic Insurance Brokers & Consultants; Erik’s DeliCafe; Freedom Lions Club; Jacob Young Financial; Lloyd’s Tire and Auto Care; Mackenzies Kandy Kitchen; Marathon Landscape Services; Nielsen Studios Architecture & Design; New Leaf Community Markets; Oliver Property Management; One Digital; Pacific Underground Construction; Petrinovich Pugh & Company; RVS Technology Group; Redtree Partners LP; Rotary Club of Santa Cruz; Rotary Club of Santa Cruz Sunrise; Santa Cruz Host Lions; Scott’s Body Shop; Slatter Construction; Sunridge Farms; The Skylight Place; The Wedeen Hammer Group at Morgan Stanley; Vaughn Marketing Group; Whiting’s Foods



What Is It?

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ largest annual fundraising event. It is a fun way to raise money and make a difference in a child’s life. It doesn’t cost you to bowl or rent shoes. You just ask people like your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors to sponsor you… anyone and everyone.

Add to the fun by challenging others to a friendly fundraising competition!  Download this flier to pass around or email to family and friends.

How To Participate

The 2018 Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraising campaign starts in March when you form your team and start collecting pledges. It culminates with the bowling event on April 28th & 29th at the Boardwalk Bowl in Santa Cruz.

It’s easy. Join a pre-existing team OR be a team captain and gather 4 friends, family members or colleagues to be on your team.

Register your team online.  To set up a fundraising website that you can email friends and family for donations click on “Register Now.” Alternatively, you may register your team by calling Tory at 831-464-8691.  To secure your bowling date and time, download the Team Captain form. When completed please mail it to the BBBS office or scan and email it.

When you arrive at the event with your team, you hand in your sponsor contributions and pledges, then have fun bowling a free game! You might even qualify for one of our fabulous prizes. Ask us how!

Grand Prizes

We have several categories of prizes this year generously provided by our fine local businesses. The Grand Prize is awarded to the individual who collected the most pledges. Prizes have yet to be decided, but check in soon to see what we have arranged.

Our next prize category is the Matchmaker Team Prizes. Matchmaker Teams are those bowling teams who have pre-collected pledges totaling $1,000. This is the magic amount it takes to create a “match” between a youth in need and a caring mentoring adult for one year. All of the Matchmaker Teams are entered into a drawing for a team prize.

This year, we are fortunate to have 2 Matchmaker Team prizes: an Adult Matchmaker Prize and a Youth Matchmaker Prize.

  • Adult Matchmaker Team Prizes are tickets for all team members for the Chardonnay II to enjoy a lovely cruise on the Monterey Bay plus all-day passes to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk!
  • Youth Matchmaker Team Prizes are a Woodstock’s Pizza party plus Boardwalk Laser Tag tickets.

Keep checking in to see what we have come up with for this year.


Questions and Answers

What impact does Bowl For Kids’ Sake have in my community?

100% of revenues raised from BFKS stay in Santa Cruz County and accounts for over 25% of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ operating budget. All money raised goes directly to making and supporting a match between a caring adult role model (“Big”) and a local child between 7 and 14 (“Little”). Local and national research has shown that the positive relationships between Big Brothers and Big Sisters and their Littles have a direct, measurable, and lasting impact on children’s lives.


What is a Corporate Challenge?

A fundraising challenge is issued to the business community. How to respond to the challenge? Designate a company coordinator to serve as a Team Recruiter and watch the fun begin! Encourage interdepartmental challenges or challenge another business to a friendly fundraising competition.


Where do you get materials and collateral?

Contact BBBS at bowl@santacruzmentor.org / 831.464.8691 and we will assist you.


What is Engaging Networks?

Engaging Networks is a marketing infrastructure service provider offering advanced Internet fundraising solutions to charitable organizations. BBBS has contracted with Engaging Networks to provide online support for the Bowl for Kids’ Sake Campaign. Through the website you can register to receive pledges online for the event and collect from family, friends, and colleagues.


Is my information secure with Engaging Networks?

Yes. All transaction and credit card information entering Engaging Networks system is encrypted. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted in a web browser for Engaging Networks. You can be completely secure in the knowledge that nothing you enter as part of a secure Engaging Networks transaction can be examined, phished, or modified by any third parties attempting to gain access to sensitive information.


Will Engaging Networks put my name on various mailing lists?

If you donate through Engaging Networks, they collect your information for the purpose of Bowl for Kids’ Sake only.


For additional questions please contact the BBBS office at

bowl@santacruzmentor.org / 831.464.8691