OTTAWA — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Putnam County will kick off the “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” with a “battle competition” involving area manufacturers, banks, first responders, service clubs and schools.

This year’s event will take place on Feb. 8 at Ottawa Highland Lanes.

Fundraisers will begin Dec. 15. The money raised by each participating team will be added to their total bowling score. The group in each event with the largest grand total will be awarded a traveling trophy/plaque or banner for the next year to display in their lobby.

More information and team registration forms are available on the Big Brothers Big Sisters web site at www.bbbswco.com or our Facebook page. Or you can contact Kay Black by phone at 419-523-4016 or email at kblack@bbbswco.com . You can also register a team at bbbswco.wixsite.com/putnambfks.

Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children throughout Putnam County in one-to-one mentoring relationships and has school-based programs in Ottawa Elementary, Ottoville and Pandora-Gilboa. Kids in the mentoring program do better in school and avoid risky behavior including delinquency.

“All money raised from Bowl for Kids’ Sake stays in Putnam County helping Putnam County Kids.” said BBB’s Program Specialist Melissa Weaver. “Bowl for Kids’ Sake brings the whole community together in support of a positive future for our kids,” she added.

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