Bowling fundraiser strikes out

Published 03/01 2013 10:15PM

Updated 03/04 2013 12:48PM

DANVILLE -- An area charity is taking a small hit after a fundraiser had to be canceled. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County hosts two "Bowl for Kids' Sake" events each year. But, the one planned for Hoopeston won't happen. WCIA-3's Jeff Wagner finds out why it happened.

The executive director says each event is designed to raise a minimum of $5,000 each. People create teams and try to raise $100 each. But, only a few teams signed up this year. So, it wasn't worth the cost.

The organization provides mentors to about 250 kids in the county. 35 are from Hoopeston. Now, although the event for that town was canceled, the executive director says services to the area won't be affected.

He says the "Bowl for Kids' Sake" in Danville will go on as scheduled. Several gift packages will be raffled off there next weekend. Anyone who planned on attending Hoopeston's event is more than welcome at the one in Danville.

It takes place March 8 & 9 at Lincoln Lanes. Saturday starts at 4 pm, but it's happening all day Sunday. Big Brothers big Sisters of Champaign County started its "Bowl for Kids' Sake" Friday night, but it is going all weekend. It's at Western Bowl.

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