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Bowl for Kids’ Sake event takes on Wilson Country EMTAR and friends support Big Brothers Big Sisters

Representatives from Eastern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors and friends supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee are set to participate in the 2009 Jack in the Box Bowl for Kids’ Sake at Pro Bowling Center in Lebanon on Tuesday, Aug. 11. 

Ken Knuckles, 2009 event chairperson, will be on-site as well as the Wilson County Chairs Terri Mason, Brad Smith and Joann Pucciarelli-Moore.

Other teams will also be participating in the annual fund-raiser that continues through October. Bowlers form groups that raise pledges in advance, then everyone enjoys free bowling, fun and prizes.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is the largest fund-raising event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. Hundreds of participants have come out to events held across Middle Tennessee raising pledges to support the mentoring agency. 

This is the 28th year for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee to conduct a Bowl for Kids’ Sake event. Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the country also conduct bowl-a-thon campaigns.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake will begin at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11 at Pro Bowling Center; 501 West Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon.

The event is designed to help change children’s perspectives for the better.Funds raised by this event help vulnerable children beat the odds for succeeding in school, behaving nonviolently and avoiding drugs and alcohol. Proceeds are used to conduct background checks screening for mentors, as well as provide ongoing support for children, families and volunteers.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a volunteer and donor driven organization that helps vulnerable children beat the odds and break negative cycles. 

In 2008, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee served more than 2,200 Middle Tennessee children with a one-to-one mentor. This year marks Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee’s 40th anniversary for serving children.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee serves children all across Middle Tennessee in Metro Nashville/Davidson County as well as Wilson, Rutherford, Williamson, Cheatham, Hickman, Dickson, Robertson and Sumner counties. The administrative offices can be reached at 1704 Charlotte Ave., Suite 130, Nashville, TN  37203 or by calling (615) 329-9191. The website is www.mentorakid.org.

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