2017 Bowl For Kids' Sake Split the Pot

2017 Bowl For Kids' Sake Split the Pot

About This Event

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass is conducting a Split the Pot Raffle in conjunction with our 2017 Bowl For Kids' Sake events. One lucky winner will walk away with half the money raised from Split the Pot Raffle ticket sales or they may choose to donate their winnings back to the organization. Tickets are available for $5 each and will be sold until April 30th. The event drawing will be held following the last Bowl for Kids' Sake event on Monday, May 1st at 11am at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office located at 436 Georgetown St. Lexington, KY 40508

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Location / Venue

  • Time:
  • Feb 10, 2017 12:00 am to
  • Apr 30, 2017 11:59 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass

Event to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass

Each time Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs a child with a role model, we start something incredible: a one-to-one relationship, built upon trust and friendship, that can blossom into a future of unhalted, unlimited potential. And thanks to the first-ever nationwide impact study of a mentoring organization, we have the facts to prove it. The Study and Results In a study completed by Public/Private Ventures, a national research organization headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, compared to those children not in our program, were representative of the following: 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs 27% less likely to begin using alcohol 52% less likely to skip school 37% less likely to skip a class 33% less likely to hit someone Alongside the statistics, the study also found that the Littles were more confident in their performance at school, and were getting along better with their families. The matches observed in the study shared simple, everyday activities together, such as going out to eat, going to the movies, playing sports or simply hanging out and sharing meaningful conversation. What mattered most to the children, however, was not just the activities: it was the fact that they had a caring adult in their lives who was there for them. "When Little Brothers and Little Sisters feel good about themselves," said Karen J. Mathis, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America President and CEO, "they can positively impact their friends and families, their schools, and their communities. And as this important study has shown, these young people believe in themselves because a Big Brother or Big Sister believed in them.” Because they had someone to confide in and look up to, the children were doing better in school and at home, and were avoiding violence and substance abuse at a time in their lives when the smallest choice could change the course of their entire future.