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NEWAYGO COUNTY, MI – 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 2016. This year, grab your friends, your flower-power garb or your favorite disco outfit and join BBBS for a 1970’s-themed 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’re also offering a variety of dates and times for your convenience; Friday, April 22: 5:00 – 7:00 PM or 7:30 - 9:30 PM. Saturday, April 23: 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Thursday, April 28: 5:30 – 7:30 PM, and Friday, April 29: 5:30 - 7:30 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, newly designed vintage 70’s-look Bowlapalooza 2016 T-shirt. At $150, bowlers will receive a cool, retro lunch cooler. The top overall fundraiser will win two tickets to see 70’s legends; Journey AND the Doobie Brothers live on their “San Francisco Fest 2016” tour at the Van Andel Arena on August 2, 2016, and will also receive a gift certificate for dinner on Grand Rapids. 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 Sam Dyga at (231) 924-0641, ext. 109 or via email at, or online at, simply click the “Bowlapalooza” link on the “News & Events” drop down on the homepage. 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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