March 10, 2011
Cowley College employees help Big Brothers/Big Sisters during Bowl for Kids Sake event
Helping with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake event held
Sunday at Hillcrest Bowling Lanes in Arkansas City, Cowley College had
three 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 the sponsor for three teams from the college as well as the Winfield Plumbing & Heating team.
Along with Crouch, Cowley had a team made up of faculty and staff. The team consisted of Kelly Johnson, Jody Arnett, Meg Smith and Bryan McChesney. Fellow Cowley College employee, Marlys Cervantes, sponsored a Creative Claws team. While, the college also had a team made up of participants in the school’s Cowley Activities Awareness Team (CAAT).
The teams combined to raise $930. All totaled, 45 teams took part in the event. With business sponsorships and the bowlers’ pledges, more than $33,000 was raised.
As part of the fundraiser, student teams from Cowley College and Southwestern College will take part in the College Bowl on Thursday, Mach 17.
Signups for the College Bowl 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.