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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago (BBBSMC) has successfully hosted 12 Bowl For Kids’ Sake events since kicking off the season in February.We have raised an outstanding $264,900 so far with the help of our amazing corporate partners, participants, and donors! On April 14th, under the leadership of our Board Member and Athletico President/Founder, Mark Kaufman, we hosted our 9th Annual Athletico Bowl For Kids’ Sake event across three different locations in Chicago and surrounding suburbs.Athletico employees, friends, and family fundraised over $31,100 to help support our mentoring programs.On April 21st, we partnered with McDonalds and General Growth Properties to host their Bowl For Kids’ Sake events.Both events raised a combined $17,600 in support of the many Big and Little matches in their respective Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Workplace Mentoring Programs.Meanwhile, Enova and 130+ of their employees joined us for a fun night of bowling at 10pin Bowling Lounge with some teams stepping up and participating in the first ever “Pin Pledge Challenge” pledging to raise additional funds based on the number of pins knocked down by their team during the event.Most recently on April 29th, PepsiCo employees held their Bowl For Kids’ Sake events at 10pin Bowling Lounge and Suburbanite Bowl.We had 25 bowling teams participate and the event raised over $33,000 and counting with more charitable dollars expected to be raised through PepsiCo’s matching gift program.

We are so thankful and appreciative of all who have donated and supported our Bowl For Kids’ Sake events this year! We hope to continue to raise even more funds in the next couple of months with 3 more Bowl For Kids’ Sake events to go including HAVI/The Marketing Store, Gallup, and Nerium!

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A portion of the proceeds of your used clothing and household item donations directly benefit the programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago.

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