Langley set to bowl for children’s organization

The annual bowl-a-thon will raise money for kids in-need.

by Alex Skerdzhev

It’s time to lace up and hit the lanes.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley is hosting its 37th annual Bowl for Kids Sake on April 8 and 9.

Created to help in-need Langley kids, the event features prizes, snacks, and games as a means of raising money for the cause, and is sponsored by more than 20 companies.

Mary Reeves, execute director for BBBSL, said the event is a great way for the kids to have fun and hang out with their “big buddies.”

“There continues to be more need and fewer resources. We don’t get discouraged and try not to look at the overwhelming need, but instead focus on the ones who are being helped,” she said.

According to Reeves, comments such as, “I miss my big buddy so much between visits,” given by the kids makes everything worthwhile and keeps everyone going.

“If people just knew the background of some of the children who say these things. Our volunteers and services are really making a difference,” Reeves said.

The fundraiser is taking place at the Willowbrook Lanes, 6350 196th St.

The theme is Good Sports and people are encouraged to dress as their favourite sports hero. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $50 in pledges.

Sign up in advance. For more information, go to or call 604-530-5055.

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