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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa’s (BBBSCI) signature fundraiser, Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2017 (BFKS), was a great success, and we could not have done it without your help. This one-day event, held on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at Merle Hay Lanes, Plaza Lanes, Premiere Lanes and Val Lanes, raised over $180,000. These funds support BBBSCI’s Mission of impacting youth by empowering them to discover and achieve their goals through meaningful mentoring relationships.

Bowl For Kids' Sake is about having fun to help kids and is our largest fundraising event each year. We owe the success of BFKS to our very generous sponsors and participants. This year, 22 companies sponsored BFKS and underwrote the cost associated with hosting the event. A big thank you goes to Sammons Financial Group who served as the $10,000 presenting sponsor. 100% of the money raised from this event goes directly toward supporting children served by BBBSCI. Over 150 teams participated throughout the day, and team members personally raised money to support youth and mentoring relationships in Central Iowa.

Thank you to the 2017 Bowl For Kids' Sake Sponsors! Your support is greatly appreciated.

Presenting Sponsor


  Turkey Sponsors


Split Sponsor

Strike Sponsors




Spare Sponsors



Local artists created beautifully designed bowling pins to be auctioned off during the event. Thank you to the following artists for sharing their talent and time!

-Candace Camling
-Sandy Gustafson
-Cassandra Kendzora
-Tony and Kate Leo Family
-Tanya P. Lichinsky
-LeaAnne Montour
-Edie Omlie
-Amy Putney Koenig

Thank you to the following in-kind sponsors for their support!

-A Taste of Italy-Johnny's Hall of Fame
-Active Endeavors-Massage Envy
-Akebono-Michael Kors
-Athleta-Orange Leaf
-Aveda Institute Des Moines-Palmer’s Market & Deli
-Barr Bicycle-Papa Murphy’s Pizza
-Chick Fil A-Pat Hellman
-Dooley's Bakery-Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
-Firestone-Rodan + Fields
-Flying Burrito-Sam and Louie’s Pizza
-Fong’s Pizza-Serenity Couture- Valley West
-Hessen Haus-Sky Zone
-Holiday Inn-Smash Burger
-Jason's Deli-Smoothie King
-J.Crew-The Hungry Boyz
-Jersey Mike's Subs-Trixie's Hair Salon
-Jesse’s Embers-Trostel's Green Briar
-Jethro's BBQ-Wellman’s Pub
-Jiffy Lube-Wobbly Boots

Click here to check BBBSCI's Facebook page to see all of the fun from the event!

Thank you again to our sponsors, participants and volunteers who made Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2017 such a success! We can’t express our gratitude enough.

Learn more how you and/or your company can get involved in next year’s event by contacting Event Coordinator Lisa Majors.Schissel at or 515.288.9025 x229.
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