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You can help make a difference in a child’s life by bringing them life-enriching mentors through TrueNorth’s Big Brothers Big Sisters program, so spare the excuses and strike up your friends, co-workers and relatives to team with you at Bowlapalooza 2015. This year, grab your friends, your sunglasses, and your flowered shirt and join BBBS for a Tropical Island style party with bowling, music and fun! 


Bowlapalooza brings teams of five bowlers together to bowl and have fun, but most importantly, to raise money that goes directly toward recruiting, enrolling and pairing volunteers with children needing them most. To make it easy to participate, we've kept the event in April to try to avoid traveling in bad winter weather. We’re also offering a variety of dates and times for your convenience; Friday, April 17: 5:00 – 7:00 PM and 7:30 - 9:30 PM. Saturday, April 18: 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Friday, April 24: 5:30 - 7:30 PM and 8:00 – 10:00 PM

The event is all about kids. The more donations bowlers raise, the more children will benefit by having a Big Brother or Big Sister in their lives. Bowlapalooza is the single largest fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Newaygo County - be a part of something big! Register and customize your online fundraising page at

There are great prizes and fundraising incentives as well.  Each bowler is asked to raise a minimum of $40, and for every $40 raised participants will receive a raffle ticket to win great door prizes the night of the event. When bowlers raise $75 they will receive an awesome Bowlapalooza 2015 T-shirt. At $150, bowlers will receive a beach umbrella; perfect for lounging in the sand AND - the Prize for the Top Fundraiser is - A Casino Getaway!  Indulge and enjoy yourself with a $150 gift card to FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, MI. Dine at one of their six restaurants, visit Traders Blanket gift shop, and stay at their four diamond hotel with luxurious amenities. Prize is awarded to the adult individual (21+) with the most donations collected and turned in at the time of bowl.

Teams can sign-up by contacting Lisa Daniell at (231) 652-1184, or via email at, or online right here! BBBS is vital because sometimes, all a kid needs is one more caring adult in their life to make a lasting positive difference. 

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