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Big Brothers Big Sisters’ 2013 Bowl for Kids Sake

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake Paris Lanes Paris Tx February 16 2013One of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have in life is when you bring out a smile in a child. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Texas has made it their mission to spread the happiness all around. Each year “The Bigs” and “The Littles” along with many locally sponsored teams gather at Paris Lanes for “Bowl for Kids’ Sake”. The lanes were packed with 16 teams ready to roll their best score! Big Brother Big Sisters are “Changing the way kids grow up in Texas” and we applaud them in being a blessing to our community. With mentoring, children do better in school, progress in social skills, and gain self-confidence.

“Big Brothers Big Sisters pioneered youth mentoring in 1904. We are the industry leader in mentoring services to children. An independent national study surveyed our programs and methods spanning a five-year period. This research company found kids involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs were more likely to graduate and stay out of trouble when compared to their peers without mentors. They also found kids improved their school grades and relationships with others.”

Barry Diamond welcomed everyone and kicked off the tournament with the first roll and the good times were on! Multiple prizes were given out for achievements in the game and awards were presented to the many individuals and businesses that made it all possible. Without the generous sponsors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of North East Texas couldn’t spread the joy of the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake. This year the charity raised approximately $25,000 and had over 200+ people participate in the event!

Teams:

  • Kiwanis Krushers
  • Pin Skins
  • Peeples Insurance
  • Livin’ on a Spare
  • Paris Founders
  • Lions Club
  • Gutter Busters
  • Century 21 Harvey Properties
  • Alley Cats
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Bigs & Littles
  • Zappers
  • Chisum Trails Cowboy Church
  • BBBS Team (Big Little Friends)
  • Incredibowlers
  • Pin Pushers

Sponsors:

  • Brookshire’s
  • Nextera Energy
  • Paris Regional Medical Center
  • Campbell’s Soup
  • NAPA Auto Parts
  • Toyota of Paris
  • Pools & More
  • Stone Title Company
  • Edward Jones Investments
  • Paris Farm & Ranch
  • Paris Lanes
  • United Way
  • Kiwanis Club of Paris
  • Continuous Country K95.5
  • Lamar National Bank
  • Peeples Insurance
  • Child Protective services
  • Paris Founders Lions Club
  • Paris Housing Authority
  • Century 21 Harvey Properties
  • Episcopal Day School
  • Kimberly Clark
  • BBBS
  • Lamar Power Partners
  • Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society

For more information on how you can become a “BIG”, please call 1-888-887-BIGS

Photos by Robbie Gunn

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