The Mighty Movers enjoyed a successful Beach Bowl for Kid's Sake 2018 at Valley Lanes! The event is an annual fundraiser for the incredible non-profit organization Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County, and this year the community raised $109,539 (and still counting!). Local news covered the event (and you can spot some of our team in the video!).
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is a special organization to the Evans family. Greg and Elizabeth have volunteered as “Bigs” for several years now, and the joy it has brought to everyone involved is endless. BBBS is an enormous mentoring network that matches and monitors adult volunteers (“Bigs”) with their “Littles” (children aged 6-18). The relationships that these matches create are important during the development of struggling young people, and the hope instilled is priceless.
“It almost seems wrong to say that I’m ‘volunteering’ or ‘giving my time.’ When you walk into a room and you are met by a kid with the biggest smile in the world, you realize that you are getting a whole lot more than you are giving,” Greg says.
Volunteering as a “Big” is just one of many ways to help support BBBS. Another is monetary donations to the organization—money that goes toward program development, management, and agency development. One of our favorite ways to support BBBS as a company is the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake. At this event, teams fundraise for the month leading-up to bowling day, then we all get together and have a blast at Valley Lanes in Harrisonburg, VA. Because of corporate sponsors who help put-on the event, all donations make their way directly to BBBS (and the fundraising goal for 2018 was $110,000).
We enjoyed seeing those who came out on March 3 to Valley Lanes for Beach Bowl for Kids' Sake 2018! Stay-tuned to our blog and social media for more updates about Big Brothers Big Sisters.