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Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake

Fundraiser was held at Fireside Lanes
Posted at 10:45 AM, Oct 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-13 12:45:21-04

BILLINGS — Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization that helps children realize their potential and build their futures.

Volunteers mentor and guide children.

Bowling helped raise money for the organization in Billings at Fireside Lanes on Saturday.

Bowl for Kids' Sake brings businesses and others who support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County.

This event featured friendly competitions in bowling and fund-raising.

The mentors are called "Bigs" and form a bond with the kids, who are known as "Littles."

"It's proven that kids who have a mentor, who have that added support in their lives are more likely to be successful" said Hannah Olson, development coordinator for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County. "More likely to achieve their full potential, than kids who don't have that relationship."

"It so important to help our youth and really get them on the right track so that hopefully they can really succeed in life," said Dr. Claire Oakley, a Big Brothers Big Sisters board member.