March 13, 2012
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 recently at Hillcrest Bowling Lanes in Arkansas City, Cowley College had four 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 helped recruit the teams from the college.
Cowley had three teams made up of faculty and staff. The college also had a team made up of participants in the school’s Cowley Activities Awareness Team (C.A.A.T.). Charlee Wilson served as the team captain for the C.A.A.T. team.
Other teams consisted of Jody Arnett (captain), Lisa Grose, Jamie McGee, Crystal McCorgary, and Mindy Blatchford. Bob Moffatt served as a team captain for a team made up of Hannah Andrews, Joe Clasen, and Janet Davidson. While, Sunni Goentzel also served as a team captain and was joined by Sarah Mathews, Bethany Stewart, and Marvis Gaddie.
The Cowley teams combined to be the second highest fundraiser with over $2,100 raised. All totaled, with business sponsorships and the bowlers’ pledges, more than $35,000 was raised.
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.
Pictured are members of the C.A.A.T. team.