Registration Deadline: March 5, 2021 at 4 PM
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When it comes to BFKS, there are many ways to get involved. This year will be different than previous years. Click above to register as a Mystery Solver, a Junior Trivia Player, or a Virtual Fundraiser! With each registration you get a personalized and customizable fundraising web page.
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I'd love to join Bowl For Kids' Sake! What now?
First, YAY!!! We know you'll make a great Team Captain. Now you just need to recruit the rest of your team. Teams Typically have 5 people, but can include more. If you have over 6 members, consider splitting into 2 teams.
Wait. Team Captain?
Team Captains are the point person for each team. They should be the first person from the team to register. During registration, individuals are given the option to create a team name or join a team. Team Captains will create the team, then share the name with rest of the team. When each subsequent individual registers, they will chose to "join a team" and will be given a drop down menu of existing teams to choose from.
All registered! So now we just join the Zoom Event?
Well, since Bowl For Kids' Sake is the only fundraiser from which 100% of the proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bartholomew County we do ask our teams to set a fundraising goal of $500. For individuals, we ask that you set a fundraising goal of $100. It's both an exciting and challenging goal for most teams, but don't let it scare or limit you!
But I don't know how to raise money!
Don't worry! Scroll a bit further down this page for some helpful tips.
Anything else I need to know?
The week before the event all Team Captains will receive an email with their teams details, including all necessary information and regarding the junior trivia night or murder mystery game.
Uh oh. I need to change my team's preferred date.
No worries! Just email Emily McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org
I still have a lot of questions. Can I email Emily with those too?
Of course! Or, if you'd prefer, give her a call. 812-348-4558 x207 Because staff are working from home, there may be a delay in response for any phone calls.
Tip 1: Focus on why you are fundraising.
It’s easy to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters! People want to invest in programs proven to change lives and put children on a path towards success.
Tip 2: Donate
Make your own contribution and let others know that you are donating not only your money but also your time.
Tip 3: Reach out
You are helping change the lives of children, right here, right now, in our community. Be sincere and people will be inspired to give at a level that is comfortable for them. Whether its $5, $25, or $100, what's important is that it will help us reach our goal of $100,000 to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Bartholomew County this year.
Tip 4: Ask in a way that's comfortable for you.
You can ask by sharing your personal fundraising page via email or social media. Or you can ask by calling, using Zoom, or in-person [socially distanced].
Tip 5: Seek support through your network
Ask at your regular meetings. If you belong to a service club or religious or social group, request time to ask for support.
Tip 6: Recruit your family!
Involve family and friends in your awareness and fundraising. Share these tips with them and see if they can ask their own friends and colleagues to support your fundraising effort.
Tip 7: Host your own mini fundraiser
Sell candy bars during lunch at work or coordinate a casual Friday with management!
Tip 8: Share your success!
Use social media to thank the people who have contributed toward your goal.
Tip 9: It's ok if they say "no"
If they decline to make a gift, thank them sincerely for listening and giving you their input. In many cases, “no” means “not now.”
Tip 10: All donations are tax deductible
All donors receive a letter/email confirming their donation and providing all necessary information for their tax deduction.
THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR BOWL FOR KIDS' SAKE
ATTENTION TEAM CAPTAINS,
Individuals who wish to join your team must complete the registration process individually. When registering they have the option to "Join a team."
When that selection is made a drop down menu appears in which your team name should be listed.
Once the correct team name is chosen and the individual completes their registration, they will be added to your team.
Don't forget to share your team name with your teammates!
For any issues, please email Emily McLaughlin at email@example.com