BRATTLEBORO >> Though Youth Service's annual Bowl for Kids' Sake event is in early May, folks are needed to sign up to be on a team this month in April.

Families, friends and teams from work are invited to celebrate the 35th Annual Bowl for Kids' Sake to benefit Youth Services' Big Brothers Big Sisters program on Saturday, May 7. The fundraising event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with teams signing up in April for a one-hour time slot at Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road.

Bowl For Kids' Sake is the primary fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters, a Youth Services' program that matches youth in Windham County in need of a one-to-one relationships with caring adult mentors. People's United Bank continues as the presenting sponsor with TransCanada, Brattleboro Ford Subaru, The Richards Group and GS Precision the Pacesetter Sponsors of all Youth Services' events in 2016. The goal of the Bowl for Kids' Sake t is to raise $75,000 in pledge money to help cover the cost of running the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Lane banner sponsors are still being sought.

Close to 80 children in Windham County and nearby New Hampshire benefit from the program each year and are matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. A similar number of youngsters, from all towns in the county, are eagerly waiting to be matched with an adult mentor.


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Corporate Sustainers for Bowl for Kids' Sake are Brattleboro Savings & Loan; Chroma Technology; Edward Jones; David Manning, Inc.; H & R Block; River Valley Credit Union; Silver Forest; Swiss Precision Turning; Twombly Wealth Management; and Vermont Country Deli. Corporate Patrons include Barrows & Fisher Oil Co.; C & S Wholesale Grocer; Friends of the Sun; Hotel Pharmacy; Members First Credit Union; New Chapter; VSECU; Wireless Zone/Verizon; and World Learning. Corporate Associates for Bowl for Kids' Sake are A.L. Tyler & Sons; Anderson Chiropractic Office; Brattleboro Bowl; Durand Toyota Ford and Golub Foundation of Price Chopper.

Call Youth Services at 802-257-0361 for pledge sheets and to reserve a lane or for more information about becoming involved. To download everything you need to organize a team, visit www.youthservicesinc.org/bowl.