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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson raises money and awareness with Bowl for Kids Sake 2016 campaign

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson raises money and awareness with Bowl for Kids Sake 2016 campaign

For Release: March 8th, 2016
Media Contact: Veronica Saiz, veronica@tucsonbigs.org

Tucson, AZ – Big Brothers Big Sisters annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake continues to be one of Tucson’s favorite events for a good cause. With well over 350 people attending, the 35th annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake event raised $131,000 for one-to-one mentoring programs.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s largest national fundraiser, raising over $20 million annually for children in need across the country. “Bowl for Kids’ Sake has been a tradition in Tucson for 35 years. It is amazing to see so many people come out every year to support Big Brothers Big Sisters programs. All the money raised in Tucson stays in Tucson, and goes directly to making and supporting mentoring relationships for children and youth facing adversity” said Marie Logan, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters. “Of course, the event wouldn’t be possible without corporate sponsors underwriting the expense of the event. A.F. Sterling Homes has been a sponsor since we started Bowl for Kids’ Sake, and remains the premier sponsor of the event”.

This year KFMA came out in a Big Way to support Big Brothers Big Sisters, raising awareness and fundraising. The morning show personalities, Shmonty and Carolina and the entire KFMA team raised $8,590!

250 children are waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister. For more information about volunteering visit the Big Brothers Big Sisters website at tucsonbigs.org or call (520) 624-2447

    About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson

Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. Mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson is to create and support one-to-one adult-to-child mentoring relationships, guiding youth from a position of risk to one of achieving their highest potential. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 53-year history in Tucson, during which, more than 10,000 children have been served—children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military—changing their lives for the better, forever. Our vision is to provide a mentor for every child who needs and wants one. Learn more, volunteer or enroll a child at www.tucsonbigs.org

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