Bowl for Kids’ Sake - Frequently Asked Questions 

1. How do I register for Bowl for Kids' Sake online?

Click here to register and you will be guided through the registration process. Once your transaction is complete, you will receive a confirmation email receipt with a link to your personal fundraising webpageIf you need assistance registering, please contact Avery Green by email or by calling 269-382-6800 ext. 139.


2. Do I need to personalize my page?

People who edit their website to explain why they are raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters raise a lot more money. It only takes a few minutes to add a picture and a few words. If you need assistance, please contact Avery Green by email or by calling 269-382-6800 ext. 139.


3. I am a Team Captain. What do I need to do?

1) Recruit 4 or 5 more people to join your team.
2) Sign up for a bowling party that works for your team (click on Create a Team).

3) Ask your team members to join your team by registering online
4) Encourage team members to raise $60 or more to meet your team goal. You can share information about the impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters on your community, keep your team informed about incentive prizes, and communicate their success (Katie just got a $50 donation! Joel has already exceeded his goal of $200! Our team just surpassed the $1,000 mark!).
5) Have Fun! Join us your bowling party to celebrate your team’s success! Remember, it’s not about how good a bowler you are, it’s celebrating the impact the money your team raised will have on your community!
6) Say THANK YOU! Thank your team members for their time and commitment to participate! Don’t forget to say thank you to the people who donated to you! Call or e-mail them after the event to let them know how much money your team raised and thank them for supporting local children!


I need some quick ideas on how to fundraise. Any suggestions?

You can send emails and use social media to reach out to your networks. And don't forget about letters, phone calls, and maybe even a bake sale. Get creative! Need more help? Give Avery a call at 269-382-6800 ext. 139! He'd be happy to brainstorm a few ideas with you!


How can I see who has donated to me and who has joined my team?

Sign in to your personal fundraising page (HQ) to view sponsors and teammates.


Can friends and family make a donation to me by going through the main Bowl for Kids' Sake website?

Yes. On the home page of the website, friends and family can locate you by clicking on the Donate button. By typing in your name, they will be directed to your personalized pledge page.


Can my family and friends donate by cash or check?

Sure! Many bowlers find it easier to keep track of checks. Simply keep track of your donations on a donation sheet and turn the cash/checks in with the donation sheet when you come to your bowling party. Download the donation form


Where does the money raised from Bowl for Kids' Sake go?

100% of the money raised through Bowl for Kids' Sake stays here in our community. We depend on the money raised from Bowl for Kids' Sake to carry out the work of carefully matching children with caring adult mentors and providing ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor and child's family. Check out the About section of our website for more information on how Big Brothers Big Sisters works.


Why is the "Donate to a Bowler" search not finding a Bowler that I know has registered?

You must type in the first name or last name of the Bowler exactly how they entered it when they registered. Try using just the first few letters of someone's name if you're not sure how it's spelled. If you have a problem locating a bowler that you are sure has registered, please contact us.


All of my donors are not showing up on the scroll mechanism. Why?

Some donors prefer to keep their gifts anonymous. When someone makes a donation, they can choose if they would like to have their name, donation amount, and/or a message appear on your personal page.


Is my information secure?

Yes. Engaging Networks has made every effort to protect your information. We use industry-standard SSL encryption techniques to make sure that your credit card information, passwords, and personal information travel securely over the Internet. We have also installed an encryption engine on our database server so that your data is securely stored.


What is the long website address in my confirmation receipt?

This website address will take you to your personal donation page. This address link is automatically included in any emails that are sent through the email center in event headquarters after you have logged into the website. You can also copy and paste this link into any other form of email.