Traverse City Bowl for Kids' Sake 2017

Traverse City Bowl for Kids' Sake 2017

About This Campaign

Who was your childhood hero?

Was it your mom, your dad, your favorite teacher or a coach?

Bowl for Kids' Sake is your chance to honor a hero that impacted your life as a child or teen.

By raising funds in honor of  your hero YOU will Be a Hero to the 132 local kids in our community waiting to meet their hero!

This year's theme is Be a Hero. Feel free to dress as your favorite hero or come as you are and join over 500 individuals and companies who raise money for Bigs and celebrate a free night of:

- Bowling, arcade challenges & entertainment by 2Bays DJs

- Beer tastings & amazing food provided by Sauce

- Team photos by MotionBooth.com

- Chances to win some incredible prizes AND SO MUCH MORE!!

This two-day event  helps move children off the waiting list and matches them with the Bigs they deserve!

100% of funds raised are used locally to create and nurture life-changing friendships between at-risk youth and caring adult mentors.

The event begins each night with a happy hour/check-in from 5-5:55pm and officially kicks off at 6pm.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • Incredible Mo's
  • 1355 Silver Lake Crossings Blvd.
  • Grawn, Michigan
  • 49637, USA

King Pin

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Match Maker

BIG Build-A-Match

Little Build-A-Match

In-Kind Rock Stars!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan

Campaign to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The organization currently serve children in a 5 county region in Northwestern Michigan.For over 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan has been bringing smiles to the faces of children by matching them with adult volunteers in fun and rewarding mentoring relationships. The impact it has on children in the program is priceless, and the heartwarming stories we've collected from Big and Littles in our program over the years are endless.Mentoring is a powerful thing. It’s fun, most anyone can be a mentor and it’s life-changing. By simply participating in fun activities together and forming a trusting bond with a child, it can potentially rewrite a child's future, for the better. However, for as big of an impact that mentoring makes on a child, you’ll be amazed at what it will do for you, too

Fundraising Participant Personal Goal Amount Raised
Ron Smith
Ron Smith
291726
$2,917.26 of $10,000 (29%)
291726
$2,917.26
Mike Kent
Mike Kent
101574
$1,015.74 of $125 (812%)
101574
$1,015.74
Wade VanHouzen
Wade VanHouzen
90877
$908.77 of $1,000 (90%)
90877
$908.77
Rick Summers
Rick Summers
71692
$716.92 of $500 (143%)
71692
$716.92
Gary Swaney
Gary Swaney
70189
$701.89 of $2,500 (28%)
70189
$701.89
Rochelle Nevedal
Rochelle Nevedal
45334
$453.34 of $1,000 (45%)
45334
$453.34
Natalee Zehner
Natalee Zehner
45000
$450 of $125 (360%)
45000
$450
Cecilia Chesney
Cecilia Chesney
29803
$298.03 of $5,000 (5%)
29803
$298.03
Theresa Gardner
Theresa Gardner
13300
$133 of $125 (106%)
13300
$133
Dorothy Switzer
Dorothy Switzer
13210
$132.1 of $125 (105%)
13210
$132.1
Kris Hoxie
Kris Hoxie
12803
$128.03 of $625 (20%)
12803
$128.03
Amy Duink
Amy Duink
12667
$126.67 of $125 (101%)
12667
$126.67
Meg Markham
Meg Markham
12500
$125 of $125 (100%)
12500
$125
Steve Andrews
Steve Andrews
10000
$100 of $125 (80%)
10000
$100
Jen Miller
Jen Miller
7500
$75 of $125 (60%)
7500
$75
CINDY CARR
CINDY CARR
6000
$60 of $125 (48%)
6000
$60
Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson
5362
$53.62 of $125 (42%)
5362
$53.62
Christa Hoyt
Christa Hoyt
5303
$53.03 of $125 (42%)
5303
$53.03
Greg Snover
Greg Snover
5167
$51.67 of $125 (41%)
5167
$51.67
Meg O'Connor
Meg O'Connor
5000
$50 of $125 (40%)
5000
$50
Jimmy Chestnut
Jimmy Chestnut
5000
$50 of $125 (40%)
5000
$50
Denise Rusinowski
Denise Rusinowski
2667
$26.67 of $500 (5%)
2667
$26.67
Kristen Weber
Kristen Weber
2667
$26.67 of $125 (21%)
2667
$26.67
Sara Jo Vidor
Sara Jo Vidor
2500
$25 of $125 (20%)
2500
$25
Angie Yaeger
Angie Yaeger
1086
$10.86 of $125 (8%)
1086
$10.86
Kristen Verrett
Kristen Verrett
1000
$10 of $125 (8%)
1000
$10
Hunter Compagnari
Hunter Compagnari
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Ed High
Ed High
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Stewart Blaine
Stewart Blaine
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Frank Compagnari
Frank Compagnari
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Cory Markham
Cory Markham
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Nikki Smith
Nikki Smith
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Christy Petrini
Christy Petrini
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Josh Humburd
Josh Humburd
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Stacey Wyler
Stacey Wyler
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Greg Hozak
Greg Hozak
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Rick Hartung
Rick Hartung
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Anthony Fortuna
Anthony Fortuna
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Mike Dewater
Mike Dewater
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Becky Compagnari
Becky Compagnari
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Jordan Hyland
Jordan Hyland
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Greg Smith
Greg Smith
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Maxwell Janis
Maxwell Janis
0
$0 of $5,000 (0%)
0
$0
Beccy Janis
Beccy Janis
0
$0 of $500 (0%)
0
$0
Ted Schweitzer
Ted Schweitzer
0
$0 of $500 (0%)
0
$0
Leigh Ann Kniss
Leigh Ann Kniss
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Stephanie Lord
Stephanie Lord
0
$0 of $250 (0%)
0
$0
Jeff Nickerson
Jeff Nickerson
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Michelle Smith-Ronk
Michelle Smith-Ronk
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Josh Lawson
Josh Lawson
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Ruby Iadeluca
Ruby Iadeluca
0
$0 of $500 (0%)
0
$0
Cindy Rutherford
Cindy Rutherford
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Brittany Garvin
Brittany Garvin
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Samantha Bennett
Samantha Bennett
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Ryan Korson
Ryan Korson
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Mandy Venturino
Mandy Venturino
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Eric Coles
Eric Coles
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Shawn Gauden
Shawn Gauden
0
$0 of $50 (0%)
0
$0
Dan Johnson
Dan Johnson
0
$0 of $50 (0%)
0
$0
Walker Thompson
Walker Thompson
0
$0 of $50 (0%)
0
$0
Becky Morris
Becky Morris
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Bill Marsh
Bill Marsh
0
$0 of $2,500 (0%)
0
$0
CHRISTY BAUM
CHRISTY BAUM
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Candice Turland
Candice Turland
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Ashley Mallory
Ashley Mallory
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Sean Knapp
Sean Knapp
0
$0 of $500 (0%)
0
$0
Kris Evans
Kris Evans
0
$0 of $500 (0%)
0
$0
Chip Culbertson
Chip Culbertson
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Jeff Hall
Jeff Hall
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Tom Gordon
Tom Gordon
0
$0 of $500 (0%)
0
$0
Dan McCormick
Dan McCormick
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Kelly Trammell
Kelly Trammell
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Brian Rasmussen
Brian Rasmussen
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Brett Flynn
Brett Flynn
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Matt Vincent
Matt Vincent
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Matt Doyle
Matt Doyle
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Wendy Bamm
Wendy Bamm
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Amy Essex
Amy Essex
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Karen Powell
Karen Powell
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Tammy Short
Tammy Short
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Bruce Finlayson
Bruce Finlayson
0
$0 of $1,200 (0%)
0
$0
Jody Kluck
Jody Kluck
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Naomi Tatro
Naomi Tatro
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Samantha Russell
Samantha Russell
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Dan Pater
Dan Pater
0
$0 of $625 (0%)
0
$0
Candice Turland
Candice Turland
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
Alicia Evans
Alicia Evans
0
$0 of $125 (0%)
0
$0
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Fundraising Teams

Kids at Heart

$3,983 raised (49%)
3
Participants

FOX Motors

Fox Motors is delighted to once again be apart of the Bigs Automotive Challenge. Big Brothers and Sisters is a very important part of Fox Motors and we are excited to help support in a BIG way! We appreciate all the men and women of Fox Motors and Bill Marsh that take time out to...

$1,575.69 raised (15%)
3
Participants

The Foxy Ladies (Fox Motors)

$1,188.01 raised (190%)
5
Participants

Bunsen Burners

$1,018.77 raised (101%)
4
Participants

Rob Mittelstaedt

I am a BIG Brother and board member of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northern Michigan. As a Big Brother I can attest the program has a very positive impact for these kids. We have nearly 100 kids waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister. Please consider a donation to help us continue ...

$895.71 raised (89%)
0
Participants

Swaney's Heroes

This team is all about the kids. For every $1,200 raised another child will get a mentor.

$701.89 raised (14%)
1
Participant

Robin Flannery

$603.03 raised (60%)
0
Participants

Cecilia Chesney

When a child has an opportunity to spend time on a consistent basis with an adult who cares, someone who will be there when the 'going gets rough', it provides the kind of hope and opportunity that truly changes lives.

$298.03 raised (5%)
1
Participant

The Incredibowls

$255.29 raised (51%)
5
Participants

Fantastic Four

$182.1 raised (29%)
4
Participants

Mrs. Hoxie's Heroes

$128.03 raised (20%)
1
Participant

Andrews' Aces

Bowl for Kids Sake is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Donations go directly to helping to provide more Bigs to kids in our community who are in need of a role model.

$100 raised (16%)
1
Participant

The Avengers

Bill Marsh Auto Group's mightiest heroes come together and fight as a team to stop the mischievous Fox and his alien army from enslaving our BIGs and Littles.

$78.89 raised (12%)
2
Participants

Super Sleuths

$51.67 raised (8%)
5
Participants

Denise Rusinowski

$26.67 raised (4%)
1
Participant

Alley Cats

Bowl For Kids' Sake 2017 We are raising money to equip kids with a powerful tool to keep in their toolbox...a mentor. Skip the latte for a day and donate that $10.00 to something bigger than a caffeine fix. Feel free to donate more and show us how you can be a hero for your communit...

$25 raised (4%)
3
Participants

Gutter-ians of the Galaxy

$10 raised (1%)
4
Participants

Bill Marsh Auto Group

Bill Marsh Auto in both Traverse City and Kalkaska has long been a strong supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Michigan. Many of our employees have personally gotten involved and mentored boys and girls. As a part of the Bigs program they have seen young people gain confid...

$0 raised (0%)
2
Participants

I Can't Believe It's Not Gutter

$0 raised (0%)
2
Participants

The Silver Foxes

$0 raised (0%)
5
Participants

Big Ballerz

$0 raised (0%)
4
Participants

Bruce Finlayson

$0 raised (0%)
1
Participant

Grandma's Teeth

$0 raised (0%)
1
Participant

The King Pins (Fox Motors)

$0 raised (0%)
5
Participants

The Ally Catz (Fox Motors)

$0 raised (0%)
5
Participants

The Fender Benders (Fox Motors)

$0 raised (0%)
6
Participants

Maxwell Janis

I support BIGS as board member but most importantly as a mentor. I got involved with the organization because I have been blessed with people in my life who have encouraged and supported me to achieve more. There are too many children who aren't as fortunate. Your donation will help...

$0 raised (0%)
1
Participant

Coldwell Banker Schmidt REAL Heroes for Kids

Coldwell Banker Schmidt helping Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan!

$0 raised (0%)
1
Participant

Real Estate One REAL Heroes for Kids

Real Estate One helping Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan!

$0 raised (0%)
1
Participant

TEAM JD BYRIDER

$0 raised (0%)
1
Participant

Chemical Bank Rollerz

$0 raised (0%)
5
Participants

Bill Nye's Bowler Guys

$0 raised (0%)
4
Participants
  1. Judy Lomas
    Judy Lomas gave a $100 donation to support Cecilia Chesney to support Cecilia Chesney
    Dedication In Memory of: Jim Lomas
    Have fun!!
    40 minutes ago · Like
  2. Peterson McGregor
    Peterson McGregor gave a $100 donation to support Wade VanHouzen to support Bunsen Burners
    about 2 hours ago · Like
  3. Linda Wercinski
    Linda Wercinski gave a $25 donation to support Sara Jo Vidor to support Alley Cats
    about 2 hours ago · Like
  4. Rebecca Kalajian
    Rebecca Kalajian gave a $25 donation to support Robin Flannery
    Awesome Robin! So happy for you.
    about 3 hours ago · Like
  5. Patti Reiterman
    Patti Reiterman gave a $10 donation to support Angie Yaeger to support The Avengers
    about 3 hours ago · Like
  6. Lisa Balnius
    Lisa Balnius gave a donation to support Natalee Zehner to support The Foxy Ladies (Fox Motors)
    about 4 hours ago · Like
  7. An anonymous donation of $50 has been made
    about 4 hours ago · Like
  8. Scott Tarasiewicz
    Scott Tarasiewicz gave a $25 donation to support Steve Andrews to support Andrews' Aces
    about 6 hours ago · Like
  9. Mike D. gave a $26 donation to support Rochelle Nevedal
    <3
    about 7 hours ago · Like
  10. Lauri Nevedal
    Lauri Nevedal gave a $26 donation to support Rochelle Nevedal to support The Foxy Ladies (Fox Motors)
    about 8 hours ago · Like
  11. james massie
    james massie gave a $263 donation to support Rick Summers to support FOX Motors
    Good Job....Rick Go FOX GO......:)
    about 9 hours ago · Like
  12. Carey Riley
    Carey Riley gave a $100 donation to support Rick Summers to support FOX Motors
    about 9 hours ago · Like
  13. Karen Tourdot
    Karen Tourdot gave a $15 donation to support The Avengers
    about 10 hours ago · Like
  14. READA ENTERPRISES
    READA ENTERPRISES gave a $25 donation to support Rick Summers to support FOX Motors
    Hey Rick - Hope all is well - Great organization you are helping. Good Luck - Great weather we are having down here.
    about 14 hours ago · Like
  15. Sheri Theobald
    Sheri Theobald gave a $10 donation to support Kristen Verrett to support Gutter-ians of the Galaxy
    I love this Program as well, I have had a little sister for 5 years or so. Way to Go Kris and Kylanna (and Rachel)
    about 20 hours ago · Like
  16. Steve Mittelstaedt
    Steve Mittelstaedt gave a $30 donation to support Rob Mittelstaedt
    about 21 hours ago · Like
  17. Jason Kudary
    Jason Kudary gave a $25 donation to support Rob Mittelstaedt
    about 23 hours ago · Like
  18. Douglas  Minert
    Douglas Minert gave a $26 donation to support Greg Snover to support Super Sleuths
    about 23 hours ago · Like
  19. Erica  Walsh
    Erica Walsh gave a $53 donation to support Rick Summers to support FOX Motors
    Thank you to Rick Summers for being a dedicated and committed advocate for our region's children and youth for a long time.
    about 24 hours ago · Like
  20. Comstock Construction
    Comstock Construction gave a $100 donation to support Rick Summers to support FOX Motors
    1 day ago · Like
  21. William Mosher
    William Mosher gave a $75 donation to support Steve Andrews to support Andrews' Aces
    Keep up the good work!
    1 day ago · Like
  22. Diana and Jim Huckle
    Diana and Jim Huckle gave a $533 donation to support Rob Mittelstaedt
    Rah, thank you for your dedication to a very special organization...and for being a Big. You are making a difference! Love, Nana and Bim
    1 day ago · Like
  23. Gary Swaney
    Gary Swaney gave a $26 donation to support Denise Rusinowski
    1 day ago · Like
  24. Douglas Luciani
    Douglas Luciani gave a $50 donation to support Rick Summers to support FOX Motors
    1 day ago · Like
  25. Marika BeVier
    Marika BeVier gave a $25 donation to support Robin Flannery
    1 day ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  26. Dianne Weber
    Dianne Weber gave a $26 donation to support Kristen Weber to support The Foxy Ladies (Fox Motors)
    1 day ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  27. Eric zu Hone
    Eric zu Hone gave a $50 donation to support Robin Flannery
    2 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  28. Walton Weber Rodes Poolside, Inc
    Walton Weber Rodes Poolside, Inc gave a $53 donation to support FOX Motors
    2 days ago · Like
  29. An anonymous donation of $25 has been made to support Rick Summers
    2 days ago · Like
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