March 9, 2010
Cowley College employees help Big Brothers/Big Sisters reach their goal
Helping with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake event held
Sunday at Hillcrest Bowling Lanes in Arkansas City, Cowley College had
two teams take part in the fundraiser.
The event serves as a thank you to those that have supported Big Brothers/Big Sisters and also is one of the group’s largest fundraising events.
Tony Crouch, executive vice president of business services at Cowley College, serves on the Board for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Cowley County, and was a lane host at the event.
Along with Crouch, Cowley had two teams made up of faculty and staff. Tiger Strikes for Tikes consisted of Kelly Johnson, Jody Arnett, Meg Smith, Bryan McChesney, and Libby Palmer.
While, Bob Moffatt, Joe Clasen, Chris Cannon, Deryk Ruddle, and Stewart Cales (Conoco) were on team two.
The two teams combined to raise $785. All totaled, 48 teams took part in the event. With business sponsorships and the bowlers’ pledges, more than $39,000 was raised.
With student teams from Cowley College and Southwestern College taking part in the College Bowl on Thursday, the fundraiser will surpass its $40,000 goal.
“It is really exciting to know the community sees the value of the program,” Debi Clark, community director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Cowley County said. “We are so happy to have the support of the college in helping match kids in the community.”
Cowley has four student teams signed up to take part in the Bowl for Kids Sake event. Signups will continue until Thursday night.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. They have been the leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentors children, ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country.