Changing the way children grow up in Santa Cruz County

Bowl for Kids Sake

Bowl for Kids' Sake Logo 2017

April 29th & 30th, 2017

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


TEAM CAPTAINS please make sure you REGISTER all 5 bowling team members (including yourself) onto this form:


Thank you to our Major Sponsors

Boardwalk Bowl | Ow Family Properties | Nordic Naturals

Bay Federal Credit Union | Impact Creative | Lighthouse Bank

Marianne’s Ice Cream | Seascape Resort |Subaru of Santa Cruz |

Superior Foods | Toyota of Santa Cruz | Wells Fargo Bank

Comcast Spotlight | Good Times | Register Pajaronian

Thank you to our Lane Sponsors

ANB Insurance Services; Advanced Blinds & Shades; Allterra Solar; Appenrodt Commercial Properties; April Vaughn Advertising; Argo Logistics Group; B&B Small Engine Repair; Bay Area Floors & Interiors; CalNonprofits Insurance Services; Capitola Design; Cartwright, Scruggs, Fulton, & Walther Law Office; Chad Hoesing, CPA & Attorney; Clarion Pacific Insurance; Edward Jones—Luann Lauesen; Epic Insurance Brokers & Consultants; Family Cycling Center; Freedom Lions Club; Graniterock; Hot Springs Spas; J.R. Parrish Commercial Real Estate; Jacob Young Financial; La Madrona Athletic Club; Law Office of Nathan Benjamin; Lloyd’s Tire & Auto Care; Marathon Landscaping Services; Marini’s at the Beach; Martinelli’s Gold Medal Cider; Mortgage 831; Nielsen Studios; Ocean Honda; Oliver Property Management; Pacific Ingredient Exchange; Pacific Underground Construction; Progressive Benefit Group; RVS Technology Group; Redtree Partners; Rotary Club of Santa Cruz; Santa Cruz County Bank; Santa Cruz Nutritionals; Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary; Scarborough Lumber & Building Supply; Scott’s Body Shop; Scotts Valley Host Lions Club; Slatter Construction; Sunridge Farms; The Skylight Place; Vaughn Marketing Group; Wedeen Hammer Group at Morgan Stanley; Whitings 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, neighbor to sponsor you… anyone and everyone.

Add to the fun by challenging others to a friendly fundraising competition!

How To Participate

The 2017 Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraising campaign starts in April when you form your team and start collecting pledges. It culminates with the bowling event on April 29th & 30th 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 “Start Fundraising.” Alternatively, you may register your team by calling Tory at 831-464-8691.  You may also use a paper pledge sheet that you can obtain by calling BBBS at 831-464-8691.

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 pizza party at Woodstock’s Pizza 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 on my community?

100% of revenues raised from BFKS stay in Santa Cruz County and make up 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, corporate handbook and collateral?

Contact BBBS at / 831.464.8691 and we will assist you.

What is Kintera?

Kintera is a marketing infrastructure service provider offering advanced Internet fundraising solutions to charitable organizations. BBBS has contracted with Kintera 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 Kintera?

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

Will Kintera put my name on various mailing lists?

If you donate on Kintera, they collect your information for the purpose of Bowl for Kids’ Sake only.

For additional questions please contact Tory at / 831.464.8691