GUILDERLAND, N.Y. -- Bowling enthusiasts hit the lanes Sunday to raise money for a well-known mentoring organization that's been serving Capital Region youth for a pretty long time.
Big Brothers Big Sisters has been in the Capital Region for 49 years, and for 20 of them, bowling has been a means to raise funds. Over the course of two consecutive Sundays, 360 bowlers are expected to participate in the "Bowl for Kids' Sake" fundraiser.
"This particular program, it allows us to take part in a program where people are allowed to have fun, enjoy a morning or afternoon out but also raise money for the programs of big brothers big sisters. And that's what it's all about--it's all about the kids," said Carol Brinkman of SEFCU.
The organization serves over 550 youth, and to date, approximately $240,000 has been raised.
The annual fundraiser sponsored by SEFCU matches adult mentors to children, nearly 100 sets a year.
Between Sunday's bowling event and one scheduled for next Sunday, Big Brothers Big Sisters hopes to raise $30,000.
The event was held from 9 a.m. until noon at the Westlawn Lanes in Guilderland.