The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

March 3, 2014

‘Bowl for Kids’ Sake kicks off at Sonny Lanes

HARPERSFIELD — Members of the community and other supporters laced-up their bowling shoes and headed to Sonny Lanes Bowling Alley Sunday evening to “Bowl for Kids’ Sake.”

The Big Brothers & Big Sisters (BBBS) fundraiser takes place nationwide for the whole month of March in various locations. Sunday’s event was the 33rd annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event held by BBBS of Northeast Ohio, and it was this year’s kick off event said Mark Ruth, Director of Resource Development.

“The teams who came out today are loyal supporters, and we would like to grow that base of support,” he said. This is the first year they have had a lot of online fundraising, he said. “Our constituents can use a personalized website to tell their story about how Big Brothers & Big Sisters changed their lives, in the hope that it will encourage people to donate.”

Ruth said he would like to see more BBBS involvement within Ashtabula County because there is a lot of apparent need. “We see the Ashtabula market as very important because there are a lot of under-supported children,” he said. “We have recommitted resources to the Ashtabula area because there is still more need.”

BBBS of Northeast Ohio is hosting events across Ashtabula, Geauga, and Lake counties at various bowling alleys. “Last year we had about 450 supporters which represented a pretty nice increase for us and this year we added a fourth event. So that tells you we’ve continued to grow,” Ruth said.

He said the main supporters of BBBS of Northeast Ohio are Fairmont Minerals, TEC, Inc., News Herald, Great Lakes Mall, Cleveland Dairy Queens, the Ashtabula Foundation, and many others.

Executive Director Tim Kehres said, “We’ve been at Sonny Lanes for a decent number of years now, and they’ve been great, so we’re happy to host the event here. We have a great bunch of people here today, including people from the News Herald and Grand River Cellars. They’re big supporters of ours.”

Upcoming Bowl for Kids’ Sake events will be in Chardon, Wickliffe and Fairport.

Text Only
Local News
Ashtabula County Alive
July 4 Celebrations 2014
Summer off to Big Start
Ashtabula County Flag Day 2014
Northeast Ohio Soap Box Derby 2014
Tour de State Line and Boating Season
Ashtabula County Memorial Day 2014
Sam Magill Sr. Memorial
Armed Forces Echo Taps 2014
Lakeside Loop Color Run
Keeping Ashtabula County Clean and Healthy
Canoe Race and Ashtabula Easter Events
The Taping of the Teacher: A sticky Sitation
18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Geneva State Park
House Ads
AP Video
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years