Wednesday, October 14, 2009

FUNdraising - Bowling

Kids ‘n Kinship (Apple Valley, MN)
Kids’ n Kinship has an annual Bowlathon to raise funds to support our mentoring program. In advance of the event, which is held in November, local businesses and past/potential supporters are contacted requesting sponsorship and donations. There is one promotional sponsor ($1,000) who can put their logo on registration materials and the pledge gift item. There are several other levels of sponsorship. Supporters can be a lane sponsor for $200 for which they receive a large sign above the lane. Teams can sign-up to bowl and raise pledges. There is a gift item for anyone who raises a minimum of $25. In addition, there is a silent auction, as many donors are more able to donate an item or a service, such as a free oil change.

Community volunteer groups assist in setting up and managing the event along with program staff. The fundraiser raises about $6,000. About $800 is raised in pledges and $800 from the silent auction and the remaining from sponsorships. This event is FUN and raises very necessary funds to continue our 37-year history of providing mentors to youth!

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