M*A*S*H - Make a Strike Help — Bowl for Kids' Sake!

Each year, people in our community come together to have fun and raise money to support FHN Big Brothers Big Sisters. Fifth Third Bank Bowl for Kids' Sake is the perfect way to make an impact on our community.

This is a great opportunity for friends, families or co-workers to form a team (individuals are welcome too) and get together for some fun!

"When you sign up, each bowler should raise at least $50 in pledges to bowl at the event. Shoe rental, one pizza and one pitcher of soda per lane is included. Anyone who raises $100 or more is eligible for an event t-shirt. At all three events, we'll have a variety of door prizes for participants to win during the evening," says FHN Foundation Executive Director Tonya Meyer. "Large traveling trophies are awarded for teams with Most Spirit and Highest Score. Team spirit includes all of the following: fundraising efforts, best dressed, loudest cheering, and sportsmanship. This year's theme is "M*A*S*H - Make a Strike Help."

Prefer to fundraise online or digitally? We made it easy for you to create a fundraising page. Please register at www.firstgiving.com.

You can also download a pledge sheet.

Watch the Bowl for Kids Sake video.

FHN BBBS Program video - former 'little' Jason Lamm shares his experience..

Money raised from Fifth Third Bank Bowl For Kids' Sake supports FHN's Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Illinois activities in Stephenson and JoDaviess counties. BBBS is a volunteer-based organization where adults ("Bigs") and children ("Littles") are carefully paired in hopes of developing a positive relationship that will have a lasting effect on kids. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Illinois is a program of the United Way of Northwest Illinois.

"Having a caring adult in their lives makes a big difference for children in the BBBS program," says Beth Johnson, a community educator at FHN Family Counseling Center and a case manager for BBBS. "The years between 10 and 16 are extremely important for all children - they are making some of their own decisions and maturing into the grown-ups they want to be. Having an adult 'on their side' at this crucial point in life can help kids make good decisions like staying away from drugs, working hard in school and avoiding violence."

Call the FHN Foundation at 815-599-6440 to register your team for bowling in this event, NOW!. Lanes fill up quickly and usually sell out.

Bowling dates and locations in your community:
(Registration at each event begins at 5:30 p.m., with bowling beginning at 6 p.m.)

Stockton - teams of 5
Wednesday, April 18
Stockton Bowling Lanes, 102 South Ward Street, Stockton

Freeport - teams of 6
Thursday, April 20
4 Seasons Bowling Center, 1100 West Galena Avenue, Freeport

Freeport - teams of 6
Thursday, April 27
4 Seasons Bowling Center, 1100 West Galena Avenue, Freeport

Listen to Tonya Meyer, FHN Foundation Executive Director, talk about Bowl For Kids' Sake on Dial-A-Doc
April 11, 2017

Thank you to our sponsors:

Title: Fifth Third Bank
Strike: Citizens State Bank; COUNTRY Financial®; Furst-McNess Company; Helm Group, Inc.; Beggin Tipp Lamm LLC
Lingle Design Group, Inc.; RSM US LLP.; UNION Savings Bank; Winter Construction;
Winter & Associates Property Management
Spare: Midwest Community Bank; State Bank; Realtors Association
Pin: M45 Marketing Services; Stockton Cheese; Community Bank