Hello everyone,

On behalf of Big Brothers of The Bridge, I would like to thank the community for its tremendous support of Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2014, which was held on March 29. Our Wilkes-Barre event, which took place at Stanton Lanes, raised $139,000, making it the most successful Bowl For Kids’ Sake in its 32 year history. In total, our six Bowl for Kids’ Sake events, which in addition to Wilkes-Barre, also took place in Hazleton, Bloomsburg, Stroudsburg, Nicholson and Lehighton, raised $213,000 for the agency.

We would like to thank Katie Lambert and Neil Horn of McCarthy Tire & Automotive Centers, who served as our corporate chairs,  brought energy and enthusiasm to the event, and were instrumental in helping increase our donation total. We would also like to thank Tom and Noreen Clark of WNEP-TV and Frankie Warren of Magic 93, who also brought energy and enthusiasm to the event while serving as our media chairs, and we’d like to thank all of the members of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Advisory Board, all of the members of our Bowl For Kids’ Sake Committee, and of course all of the people that came out and bowled at the event and all of the local businesses that served as sponsors.

Bowl For Kid’s Sake is the biggest and most important annual fundraiser for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge program. Without its success, we would not be able to serve the children of Northeastern Pennsylvania in the way in which they deserve.

Again, we thank the entire community for its continued support.


Tanya Olaviany
Program Director
Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge