Bowl for Kids Sake, Jungle Bowl, Because Mentoring is a Wild Ride!l! A Tribute to Big Brother Jamie Schou by BBBS and the Send It Foundation!

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Have a Wild Adventure at the 2015 Jungle Bowl….

On Saturday, October 24, 2015 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County & North Lake Tahoe and the Send It Foundation will host our 6th Annual Bowl for Kid’s Sake in support of mentoring to benefit at-risk children in our community.

This year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake is going to be a jungle themed party from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm and is a tribute to Jamie Schou!  A Big Brother that passed away last year from cancer.  He was an amazing big brother and role model for over 5 years as well as an advocate and supporter of our agency. He always loved coming to our bowling event with many of his friends and coworkers. Jamie started a foundation of his own that is family is caring on, Send It‘s  mission is INSPIRING POSITIVITY, COURAGE AND GRATITUDE IN YOUNG ADULT CANCER FIGHTERS THROUGH THE GIFT OF OUTDOOR ADVENTURE AND COMMUNITY and will be partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters to put on this event in his honor.

Come join us for our signature Bowl For Kids’ Sake event, this year with the theme: Beach Bowl! This is a bowl-a-thon and party to benefit at-risk children in our community. Just $25 minimum donation or raise pledges on line or paper pledge sheet per bowler, includes shoes and billiards. Sign up On line

Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the country do this event to help support their valuable mentoring programs. In our own community, we will have some of the most active, most fun, and most community-minded folks from all over Tahoe come and fill the lanes at Bowl Incline in Incline Village in teams of three to five, for bowling, disco music, and friendly wagering… all in support of local at-risk kids.

Take a look at the photo gallery on our Facebook Page for some great shots from the event last year.

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Time: 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. (bowling sessions start at 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.) Location: Bowl Incline, 920 Southwood Blvd., Incline Village, NV Sign up here

Want to support mentoring by participating in our Bowl For Kids’ Sake event? Then the information below will give you the details on how to get started!

Here’s what you need to do to get your teams ready:

  • Select a Team Captain and put a team of 3-5 together. Or come as a single bowler.
  • If you are the Team Captain: Click Here to download the team information sheet. Please complete this sheet and email to  Or new this year, easy to just sign up on line
  • Contact our office at 530-587-7717 or as soon as possible to schedule a bowling session: 3:30-5 p.m., 5-6:30 p.m., or 6:30-8 p.m deadline is October 20th.
  • Just pay $25 minimum donation and or raise pledges on line or paper pledge sheet, set a goal of collecting at least $100 per bowler in pledges. Each bowler can collect pledges individually, or the team can choose to do so collectively, its fun and easy and all set up for you.  Prizes for the biggest fundraiser too!
    • People who use the online system for collecting pledges typically raise 5 times more than people who use the pledge sheet alone!
    • You can also collect pledges in person by using our Pledge Sheet 
  • Dress up and have fun for Kids’ Sake!

Soliciting pledges Due to the cost of the event and our goal of raising $10,000+ for at-risk youth in our community, each bowler can pay $25 at the door and/or we encourage each bowler to  have a goal of raising $100 or more in pledges and to bring as much of the money as possible to the event (just send this fundraising link out on email to all your friends and family).  Each bowler has access to prizes, pictures and lots of fun. Grand prizes will go to the individual bowler and team who raises the most money for our mentoring programs. And in the spirit of our theme, we will also give a prize for the bowler with the best jungle costume!

Not a bowler but what to support our event? Become a Lane Sponsor! Lane Sponsors help offset the expenses associated with the event and raise additional money for our mentoring programs. There are four levels of sponsorship, each with accompanying levels of recognition and publicity: Bronze ($250), Silver ($500), Gold ($1,000), Platinum ($2,500 )or Presenter ($5000). Click Here for the lane sponsor form.

Lane Sponsors receive great publicity for their support through local media, have their name printed on the back of the t-shirts given to all the bowlers, and have their name printed on posters above every bowling lanes. Silver, Gold, and Platinum sponsors have their logos printed on posters. Additionally, all Lane Sponsors are mentioned in our electronic newsletter and on our website.

2015 Sponsors


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Our 2014 Lane Sponsors were:


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Please support those who support our community! These businesses and people do make a difference to our children, our future, and our community.

Volunteers Needed If you can’t put together a team or sponsor a lane, you can always volunteer at this fun event. Here are the volunteer positions that we are looking to fill:

Greeter: Volunteers stand at the entrance into the bowling alley to greet bowlers as they arrive and direct them to the Pre Check-in station. If the Pre Check-in line gets too long, they can go through and make sure everyone has their pledge sheets and money ready to check in and give them a pledge sheet to fill out in line if they don’t have one. Shifts: 3:00-5:00 p.m. and/or 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Pre Check-in: At this station, volunteers check each bowler’s pledge sheet to make sure all information is completed and legible. Bowlers without pledge sheets are asked to fill one out to keep track of who has checked in. All teams are provided with a team info card to make sure member names are correct or update as needed. Once all teams check in, the cards are given to the emcee for announcements. Shifts: 3:00-5:00 p.m. and/or 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Registration: At this station, volunteers collect pledge sheets and money from each bowler according to instructions and make sure the total amount paid matches the amount submitted. This involves calculating totals and organizing pledge sheets and money for immediate data entry at the event. This station requires one of the volunteers to have strong Excel data entry skills. Shifts: 3:00-5:00 p.m. and/or 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Gutter Ball Insurance Sales: At this station, volunteers offer bowlers the option to purchase gutter ball insurance to protect them from fines every time they bowl a gutter ball. Shifts: 3:00-5:00 p.m. and/or 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Lane Runners: Volunteers in this position are assigned 4 lanes in a row to oversee. Going from lane to lane, they keep an eye out for gutter balls and collect fines from bowlers who don’t have insurance. They also pass out prize tickets to the bowlers according to instructions, such as bowlers who win a specific challenge announced by the emcee, or to kids who bowl strikes. Finally, they collect bets from teams who challenge each other, as announced by the emcee. Shifts: 3:30-7:45 p.m.

Prizes and Check Out: At this station, volunteers put out prizes according to the instructions and collect tickets from bowlers in exchange for their prize. This involves replenishing prizes as they get low, and making sure that bowlers collect prizes that correspond with the number of tickets they submit. At this station, volunteers also check out teams/bowlers after their round ends and collect their score cards to determine which team and bowler scored the highest. They make sure to thank bowlers and teams for their support of mentoring! Shifts: 3:30-8:00 p.m.