UPDATE: Striking it big for BBBS

By Adam Brazeau 
CORNWALL, Ontario – The numbers that mattered were on the pledge sheet, not the scoreboard.

The 37th annual Tim Hortons’ Bowl for Kids’ Sake in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Cornwall & District took over Olympia Bowl and Nativity Lanes on Saturday, Feb. 7.

“This is our main fundraiser of the year and the energy here is amazing,” said Danielle Brisson, a program coordinator with the agency.

Some $68,000 was raised at the event, which also included games in Chesterville Sunday.

“It’s team building, and a lot of the groups see it as that,” said Bowl for Kids’ Sake chair David Murphy.

Fifteen years later, and staff at Job Zone d’Emploi in Cornwall couldn’t agree more.

Dressed in outlandish wigs and loud accessories, 10 members representing two teams helped raise hundred of dollars.

“The children, that’s what this is all about,” said Kim Winchester, job developer.

“So they can grow up with great role models and have things to look forward to. Big Brothers Big Sisters needs the support and the money from the community to help them do that.”

Murphy applauded the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall for donating $5,000 to the cause in addition to the pledges raised by the club’s numerous teams.

The funds support seven free BBBS mentoring programs offered to the community. Despite being able to boast dozens of active matches, there are currently over 110 kids from Cornwall and SDG on a waiting list.

Seaway News is a proud sponsor of the event and bowled under the team name TC Media Kingpins.

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