Students, Faculty, Staff Bowl for Kids' Sake

January 10, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University will go head to head in friendly competition at 2007's Bowl for Kids' Sake on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 9:30 p.m. at Pheasant Lanes (804 N. Hershey Rd., Bloomington).

All IWU and ISU students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the event.

Bowl for Kids' Sake is a fundraising competition between IWU and ISU to see who can generate the most donations for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of McLean County.  The schools will compete in teams of six, and both the winning team and the school that raises the most funds will receive a trophy.  In addition to a night of bowling and fun, all participants will receive pizza and a free t-shirt.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States.  Their aim is to help children ages six through 18 reach their potential through professionally supported, one-on-one relationships with mentors in communities across the country.

IWU Student Volunteer Center Coordinator Ryan Smith says this event is "a good opportunity for campus offices to interact with students and benefit a great cause."

For additional information or to sign up for Bowl for Kids' Sake, visit

 Contact: Amanda ReCupido, (309) 556-3181