Changing the way children grow up in Santa Cruz County

Bowl for Kids Sake

April 23rd & 24th, 2016

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:


THE BFKS MOBILE APP is new this year.  Watch the YouTube video for a demo.  Download the app:

Thank you to our Major Sponsors

Boardwalk Bowl | Ow Family Properties | Lighthouse Bank
Toyota of Santa Cruz | Marianne’s Ice Cream | Superior Foods

Bay Federal | Good Times | Nordic Naturals | Wells Fargo Bank
Comcast Spotlight | Register Pajaronian | Good Times

Thank you to our Lane Sponsors

ANB Insurance Services; Appenrodt Commercial Properties; April/Vaughn Advertising; B&B Small Engine Repair; Cal-Nonprofits Insurance Services; Cartwright, Scruggs, Fulton & Walther; Chad Hoesing, CPA & Attorney; Clarion Pacific Insurance; Digital Benefit Advisors; Dignity Health Dominican Hospital; Edward Jones—Luann Lauesen; Epic Insurance Brokers &Consultants; Freedom Lions; Graniterock; Hot Springs Spas; JR Parrish; Jacob Young Financial; Lloyd’s Tire & Auto Care; Marathon Landscape Services; Mauldin & Company CPA; Michael Petti Painting; Ocean Honda; Pacific Leather Group; Pacific Underground Construction; Print Smith; Progressive Benefit Group; Redtree Partners; RV’s Computers; Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary; Santa Cruz County Bank; Santa Cruz Family Law Center; Santa Cruz Host Lions; Santa Cruz Nutritionals; Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary; Scarborough Lumber; Scott’s Body Shop; Scotts Valley Host Lions; Subaru-Mazda of Santa Cruz; SunRidge Farms; The Skylight Place; Vaughn Marketing Group; Watsonville Coast Produce

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 2016 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 23rd & 24th 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, the Bowl for Kids’ Sake Coordinator at 831-464-8691.

You may also use a paper pledge sheet that you can obtain by calling Tory or Mary 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 enough to have 2 Matchmaker Team prizes: an Adult Matchmaker Prize and a Youth Matchmaker Prize.

  • Past Adult Matchmaker Team Prizes have included tickets for all team members for the Chardonnay II to enjoy a lovely cruise on the bay; all-day passes to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk; and the Boardwalk Blond Beer brewed by Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing.<br ><br >
  • Past Youth Matchmaker Team Prizes have included a Pizza and Pool party at La Madrona Athletic Club for the winning team and Boardwalk Laser Tag Tickets. <br ><br >

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 Tory Del Favero at / 831.464.8691 and she 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, phised, 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 Del Favero at / 831.464.8691