BBBS announces the 42nd Gary Haggart Bowl, April 15

FLINT — Big Brothers Big Sisters are preparing Genesee County’s leading businesses and community-minded leaders for its 42nd Gary Haggart Bowl for Kids’ Sake sponsored by the Arby’s Foundation.

This year’s theme will be a Mask-eurade. The event normally held in February is rescheduled due to the current pandemic.

The bowling event will be virtual this year and take place on two consecutive weekends: Thursday through Saturday, May 6-8 and Friday through Sunday, May 14-16.

Five member teams will bowl in Zoom breakout rooms accompanied by a tech supported volunteer. Register your teams today for Bowl for Kids’ Sake at www.bbbsflint.org/bowl or by contacting the office at 810-235-0617, or by email at tjones@bbbsflint.org.

A “Kick Off” VIP Reception, sponsored by Bois Insurance, is scheduled for April 15 at 5 p.m. and presented to the community via Facebook Live to ensure proper social distancing. Lucky Strike Bowling, the world’s first mobile bowling alley will be at Big Brothers Big Sisters, 1176 Robert T. Longway until 7 p.m.

Sponsors will roll the first ball in the mobile alley where musical entertainment will be provided. Special guest appearances by 2021 Graduating Littles. Yum Vitels, the mobile food truck will provide the refreshments for the reception.

There will be four weeks of team activities and challenges before virtual team bowling begins May 6. Bowl for Kids’ Sake will have an exciting virtual spin with even more prizes and will keep everyone engaged while raising much needed funds to create and support one to one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

The funds your team raises will help Big Brothers Big Sisters match more children with caring adults. Ninety percent of former Littles agree that their Big helped them make better choices throughout their childhood. — G.G