HWS community raises $10,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters program
As the booming music mixed with the sound of bowling balls hitting pins, HWS students enjoyed an afternoon of food, fun while supporting a great cause: “Bowl for Kids' Sake.”
The annual event raises funds for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program that pairs at-risk children with high school and college-age students. Currently there are 35 Hobart and William Smith students who act as “Bigs” for Geneva-area “Littles.”
Approximately 20 bowling teams filled Sunset Bowl on Saturday, Feb 23 for the event, including teams from Chi Phi, Delta Chi, Kappa Sigma, the Asian Student Union, Learn to Lead and Rotaract. Teams were required to raise $50 per person. For their efforts, teams received two games of bowling, pizza, soda and T-shirts.
Event organizer Jessica Julius '08, an intern for Big Brothers Big Sisters, said the fundraiser went very well. “We were able to raise about $10,000, so it was really successful.”
The students raised $5,000 in donations which were matched by The Tobacco Action Coalition of the Finger Lakes, an agency of the New York Health Department.
All money raised at “Bowl for Kids' Sake” goes directly to the local Big Brother Big Sisters program.