Bowlers raise $30,000 for Big Brothers/Sisters

Published 10:07 am Thursday, April 5, 2018

Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2018 was a success.

Thanks to the support from sponsors and teams, nearly $30,000 was raised to provide monitoring services for the children in Davie County.

“We want to offer a big thanks to everyone for all you do to make this annual event such a success,” said Jenna Hendricks, director of programs. “Every year we honor the top teams who raised the most money in various categories with a King Pin trophy.

This year’s honors go to the following teams:

• The State Employees Credit Union team banked on lots of fun for Bowl For Kids’ Sake. The SECU branches from Mocksville and Bermuda Run came together to support BBBS in a big way. They won the King Pin trophy in the business category for the sixth year in a row raising nearly $2,000.

• William Ellis Middle School took home King Pin Trophy for the second year in a row. Ellis Duct-taped their principal to the wall as one of their fundraisers. Year after year, Davie schools provide teams. This year they raised more than $6,500.

“They see firsthand the impact a mentor has on a student and understand the importance of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program,” Hendricks said. “Davie County is an essential part of our success so we want to give a big shout out to all the schools who participated in BFKS.”

• Familiar faces, members of the Live Strong Connect Group from Rescue House Church take the King Pin trophy in the church category, an eight time winner .

• A new team to the Big Brothers Big Sisters family, IKE Kid’s came together to support Big Brothers Big Sisters in memory of a loved family member. They are King Pin Winner in the civic category.

• Abbie Mauney raised $1,200 and her “Keep Pounding” team took the King Pin trophy in the individual/family category.

Other participating teams: State Employees Credit Union, SarahAshley Salon, Johnson Insurance, Bank of Ozarks, Rescue House Live Strong group, William Ellis Middle, North Davie Middle, Pinebrook Elementary, South Davie Middle, Lilly’s Rollers, Ike’s Kids,  Beautiful Bowlers, Keep Pounding, Yadtel, and WC Construction.

The advisory council provided support and leadership: Brent Shoaf, president; Christie Ruff, vice president; Wanda Bowles, treasurer; Emily Harpe, Brandon Harpe, Scott Gantt, and Frankie Vann.

All of the money benefits children in the local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency. Funds raised through

“Bowl For Kids’ Sake helps provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever,” she said.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2018 sponsors:

Ten Pin Title Sponsor, Ingersoll Rand; Perfect Game Platinum Sponsor, Mebane Charitable Foundation, TTC Thoroughbred; Strike Gold Sponsor, Landmark Builders, Davie County Enterprise, WC Construction Company, VF Corporations, Meg Brown Home Furnishings, Fuller Welding & Fabricators, Inc.; Spare Silver Sponsor, Blakley Landscape Services, Bank of Ozarks, Cedar Creek Airsoft, Comfort  Bilt Windows and Doors, Yadtel, Smitherman Family, Mocksville Lions Club, Joe’s Tow, Energy United, Eaton Funeral Service, Funder America; Bowler Bronze Sponsor, C&D Express, McCormick and White, Medford & Nancy Shoaf, Logan Systems, Trailers of the East Coast, Sheriff JD Hartman, Wendy Terry, Terry Law, Advance United Methodist Men, Darren S. Cranfill Attorney at Law PLLC, Boggs Building, Brent, Carolyn & Katie Shoaf, Carolina Disposal Service, Charles and Jane McAllister, Cooleemee Civitan Club, CUTCO Lawn Service, Davie Civitan Club, Davie Dermatology, Edward Jones-Slayton Harpe, FUMC Methodist Men, Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, Hiller-Ringeman Insurance, ImageWorks Display, Performance Network, FUMC Ruth Circle, The Robinette Family, The Tire Shop, Welborn Law Firm, Bethlehem United Methodist Men, Don Bowles, North Davie Ruritan, Village Way Vet, Bandy Agency-State Farm, Carlton and Wendy Terry, Ridenhour Agency.

Community-based and site-based programs are helping hundreds of children achieve success,  serving  more than 700 children ages 6-18 in Forsyth and Davie counties annually.

According to the 1997 Impact Study of Big Brothers Big Sisters, 81 percent of former Littles agree that their Big gave them hope and changed their perspective of what they thought possible, 85 percent of former Littles agree their experience influenced them in overcoming adversity or problems, 67 percent of former Littles agree that their Big played a role in their decision to attend college, 83 percent of former Littles agree that their Big instilled values and principles that have guided them through life.

Contact Big Brothers Big Sisters, a United Way agency, at 336-751-9906 or