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May 21, 2012 - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward "Bowl for Kids Sake"

Where: SpareZ bowling alley in Davie

When: Monday, May 21, 2012

Beneficiary: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward

Mistress of Ceremonies: Ana Cedeno

Co-Chair(s): Celebrity Chair - Shawn Wooden; Erin Sutherland of Bank of America; Lisa Davis of JM Family Enterprises and Marlene Fishbein of Grant Thornton

President(s): Ana Cedeno

Sponsors: Rice Pugatch Robinson and Schiller, P.A., Crowe Horwath; Hyatt Pier 66 and Marketing Matters.

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Bowling Fundraiser Unites the Community in Support of
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Miami Dolphins and NFL Alumni “Tackle” Pins as VIP Hosts

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You didn’t have to be a pro bowler to compete for fun and prizes. Avid bowlers and novices alike came together on Monday, May 21 to raise funds to the tune of $37,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County’s youth mentoring programs. The event, Bowl For Kids’ Sake, was hosted by Miami Dolphins alumnus Shawn Wooden and sold out SpareZ bowling alley in Davie.


For more than 40 years, Bowl For Kids’ Sake has been the premier fundraising event for Big
Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the nation. This year marked the third annual event in
Broward County, which was presented by top sponsors Rice Pugatch Robinson and Schiller, P.A.
Crowe Horwath; Hyatt Pier 66 and Marketing Matters. Nearly 50 teams of volunteer mentors,
corporate partners and NFL alumni packed the bowling alley from 6-10 PM and enjoyed food,
cocktails, silent auction and raffle featuring one-of-a-kind items, bowling and awards.


As long-time supporters of the agency and active community leaders, more than a dozen Miami
Dolphins and NFL alumni and players were on hand to act as VIP hosts for the evening. Along
with bowling on their own lanes, they will also be helping other Bowl For Kids’ Sake teams to
improve their scores. Shawn Wooden; Nat Moore and Ki-Jana Cater were among those who
helped keep the team spirit high.


This year the top team award went to Publix Supermarkets’’ – Team Elite; Individual men’s
award went to Garrett Litwin from RPRS
and for the third consecutive year in a row the top
ladies award went to Krissy Andreola.


Broward County CEO Ana Cedeño says, “Bowling is a game that is pure fun, and allows
everyone to be a kid again. In fact, many of the matches we support as an agency meet for the
first time in a local bowling alley, so the revival of this event has a deeper meaning and
connection to the foundation of Big Brothers Big Sisters both nationally and locally.”


The Broward County agency, part of the largest network of volunteer mentors of youth, relies
on funding to carefully match volunteers with children and provide ongoing support to sustain
long-term one-to-one mentoring friendships. All funds raised at the event go directly to
creating and supporting new Big Brothers Big Sisters matches and providing additional children,
volunteers and families with the life-changing experience of a one-to-one mentoring
relationship.


Nationwide every year, the Big Brothers Big Sisters network raises 20 million dollars through
Bowl For Kids’ Sake. Those wishing to begin impacting children’s lives in our community can
participate by challenging themselves to raise $1,000 to help fund a child’s new mentoring
opportunity. Be a person who can affect change now by participating and/or donating to
support Bowl for Kids' Sake!


About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s largest donor-driven, volunteer-supported organization
that changes the lives the children, teens and young adults. Its foundational belief is that every
child has the inherent ability to succeed and thrive. By fostering one-to-one mentoring
relationships, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County increases the odds of a child
academically achieving, avoiding drugs and alcohol and strengthening their family.
Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in low-income households with a single
parent or have an incarcerated parent. Meaningful relationships, ongoing evaluation and
professional support provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters is proven to positively impact youth
and the community. Studies show that adults mentored as children through Big Brothers Big
Sisters are more likely to earn a four-year college degree, take part in strong personal
relationships and give back to their community. Learn how you can change a child’s life, donate
or volunteer at www.bbbsbroward.org.

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