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Bowling tournament helps mentor kids

Posted at 12:47 PM, Oct 21, 2018
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:51:21-04

BILLINGS – Sometimes an adult mentor can make a big difference in a child’s life in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

The group held its annual “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” at Sunset Bowl on Saturday.

Several teams, including one from Q2, filled the lanes.

The fundraiser helped the program which pairs adult mentors with children.

It’s one of one of three fundraisers for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County.

“Many times, after children grow up, they reflect on how much the mentor helped them in their lives,” according to Pete Bolenbaugh, board president for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County.

“We hear a lot of stories about turning points in lives,” said Bolenbaugh. “People saying ‘I was headed down the wrong path and my big kind of helped me refocus and head in a great direction.’  We’re hearing a lot of stories about kids who are staying in school instead of dropping out. They’re becoming productive adults and that’s really one of our main goals here.”