Thanks for help with Bowl for Kids’ Sake

On April 17, adults and children spent an afternoon bowling at the North Hills Lanes in Marietta. The afternoon wasn’t really about who got the best score, but instead, it was about supporting the programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters here in Washington County in our Bowl for Kids’ Sake campaign, our largest annual fundraiser. Community members formed teams and were sponsored by local businesses and individuals. Thanks to the generosity of many in the community, funds were raised that will help us offer services to more at risk children right here in Washington County.

I would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County: Cindy Laning and her staff at North Hills Bowling Lanes, and especially Chris whose help was invaluable, and also the staff who made up one of our bowling teams, Spare Club Sponsors: Smitty’s Pizza, Inc., Hyde Bros. Printing and Marketing LLC, Coffman Insurance Agency, Innovative Interiors, The Marietta Community Foundation and Mayor Joe Matthews. Additional monetary donations were made by Mitcham Group Apartments and McClure Schafer Lankford Inc. Thanks too, to those who donated gifts for the raffle including Whirl Frozen Yogurt, Betsey Mills Club, the Marietta Country Club, the Original Pizza Place, Papa John’s Pizza, Walgreens, Putnam Chocolates, Peddler of Dreams Art Space for Children and Cindy Oxender. Food and beverages were provided by Smitty’s Pizza, Warren’s IGA, BoPeg, Inc. and McDonald’s of Marietta.

Century 21 Realty sponsored a team, and other teams were made up of City Council members as well as other community members, including teams of Bigs and Littles. Marietta is a generous community and there are other individuals who gave generously to support this event and sponsor team members. I would also like to thank the United Way of Washington County for their continued support for Big Brothers Big Sisters. With summer and the end of the school year quickly approaching, the need for adult mentors continues to grow. Mentors can make a real difference in the lives of children right here in Washington County. Please consider volunteering.

Willa O’Neill, of Marietta

Washington County coordinator,

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)