CORNWALL, Ontario – The 42nd annual Tim Horton’s Bowl for Kids Sake took place in Cornwall on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at Olympia Bowl and Nativity Bowling.
There were around 80 teams taking to the lanes in Cornwall on Saturday, and Dave Murphy of Big Brothers/ Big Sisters (BBBS) Cornwall said that it was a great day of fundraising so far.
“Anything over $50,000 is a good day, and so far we are having a good day,” Murphy said.
In addition to the event’s title sponsor, Tim Horton’s, other community businesses and organizations contributed and supported Bowl for Kid’s Sake through sponsorships. Some sponsors included Dr. Navaneelan, TruLocal, Kinsmen Cornwall, the Cornwall Optimists Club, Cornwall Rotary Club, Sunrise Rotary Club and more.
This year’s honourary chair for the event was Edith Sturgeon. Edith has mentored eight different Littles through BBBS Cornwall.
The money raised by Tim Horton’s Bowl for Kids Sake will go towards BBBS Cornwall’s mentorship program.
“When youth have a mentor, their grades go up, their self-esteem goes up, they form relationships and I think they become better citizens,” said Ron Graham, the Executive Director of BBBS Cornwall. “I had such a great relationship with my Big Brother, that I wanted to pass the same thing on to my Little.”
There are currently roughly 100 kids on BBBS Cornwall’s mentorship waiting list.
Tim Horton’s Bowl for Kids Sake continues on Sunday, Feb. 2 at Chesterville Lanes in Chesterville.