Last year’s Bean Counter team were a lively bunch, dressing up for Bowl for Kids Sake’s Around the World theme. This year’s event goes Saturday and Sunday at the Cariboo Bowling lanes.

Last year’s Bean Counter team were a lively bunch, dressing up for Bowl for Kids Sake’s Around the World theme. This year’s event goes Saturday and Sunday at the Cariboo Bowling lanes.

Bowl for Kids Sake this weekend

Williams Lake’s Big Brothers Big Sisters annual Bowl for Kids Sake happens this Saturday and Sunday at Cariboo Bowling Lanes.

Williams Lake’s Big Brothers Big Sisters annual Bowl for Kids Sake happens this Saturday and Sunday at Cariboo Bowling Lanes.

This year’s theme, in celebration of BBBS 100th centennial in Canada, will be a Big Birthday Bash.

“We’re hoping participants take that theme and use their imaginations to come up with some crazy costumes in any way they choose,” said WLBBBS executive director Lorraine Levitt.

MCs Cindy Nadeau, Mike Grace, Coun. Geoff Bourdon and Wendel Blois are sure to add some excitement to the event and keep participants on their toes and having fun throughout.

“There will be lots of prizes given out through each time frame for things like first strike, first gutter ball and this year we’re going to have trivia questions based on our theme, so things that happened in 1913,” Levitt said.

“The first person to run up and answer that will get to pick a prize off our prize table.”

Bowl for Kids Sake gets underway Saturday at 4 p.m., with more sessions following at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, bowling gets underway at 1 p.m.

Teams must have registered prior to the weekend to participate.

“It’s quite lively and exciting,” Levitt said.

“The first game will be bowling straight, and then the second game will be cosmic bowling.

“During the cosmic bowling we’ll have people bowling blindfolded, bowling between their legs, bowling while they sing O’Canada and doing all sorts of different, funny things through each event.”

Players’ scores aren’t important, Levitt stresses but, having fun, is.

“It’s all about laughing at each other and having a lot of fun,” she said.

Bowl for Kids Sake is one of WLBBBS major fundraisers of the year, which helps support its mentoring programs including its Big Brother Big Sister program, Couples for Kids and in-school mentoring.

“One hundred per cent of the proceeds raised here stay in Williams Lake to support those programs,” she said, noting WLBBBS is looking for volunteers for its upcoming September programs.

“If people would like to get involved for September they can submit their paperwork now.”

For more information on WLBBBS call 250-398-8391 or visit www.bbswlake.com.

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