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March 2019

The Force is calling you to the 38th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake, LANE WARS

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona is calling all Jedi Knights and Padawan bowlers to Awaken the Force Within a Child by participating in Bowl for Kids’ Sake, a fun, simple and impactful way to support the life-changing work of one-to-one mentoring!

Get started!  Sign up and create your personal fundraising page, HERE!


  1. Form a Six Person Team: Ask your friends, family, and co-works to join your team!
  2. Schedule Your Bowl Party: There are 5 party sessions at two bowling locations.  Select the one that works for you and your team.
  3. Customize & Share your webpage: Create your personal fundraising webpage in under 10 minutes and share it.
  4. Fundraise for SoAZBigs: Post your webpage link on social media, email it to your network and ask your people face-to-face. The more you raise, the more prizes you & your team can be eligible for!
  5. Hit Your Fundraising Goals: As an individual Bowler your goal is to raise $125.  For a team of 6, the goal is $750.
  6. BOWL & HAVE FUN: Show up to your scheduled bowl party and enjoy free bowling, pizza, drinks, prizes and More!



It’s never too soon to schedule your Bowl Party Session.  March Bowl will be hosted by Vantage Bowling Centers:

Friday March 8th at Lucky Strike, 4015 E Speedway Blvd

                6:00pm – 8:30pm

                8:30pm – 11:00pm

Friday March 15th at Lucky Strike, 4015 E Speedway Blvd

                6:00pm – 8:30pm

                8:30pm – 11:00pm

Saturday March 16th at Fiesta Lanes, 501 W River Rd       

                12noon – 2:30pm

To reserve your Bowl Party Session, contact Veronica Saiz at   Sessions fill up fast and walk-in are not guaranteed a lane.  All bowlers need to have raised the minimum to participate .  (see participant packet for complete details

REMEMBER IT IS NOT ABOUT BOWLING!  It’s about defending the potential of our youth and clearing the path to their biggest possible future!

 For more information about Bowl for Kids’ Sake, event sponsorship and event volunteerism contact Veronica Saiz at (520) 624-2447 ext. 119 and

New Look. Urgent Mission.

New Look. Urgent Mission.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona along with more than 270 Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliates across the country, today unveiled a new, modern look and brand repositioning with a goal of recruiting more diverse volunteers.

“The need in Southern Arizona for young people to have a role model is more urgent than ever,” said David Simpson, Chief Operating Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters Southern Arizona. “To attract more volunteers of all generations, we needed a modernization of our brand to make an impact in the community and meet the need of the essential work of matching youth with mentors.”

Months of research, including focus groups with potential Bigs, as well as current Bigs, Littles, donors, staff, and leadership showed that the brand was not effectively connecting with younger, prospective mentors or conveying the urgent mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters. The organization is intentionally pivoting from messages of the importance of mentoring, to messages of the urgent need for the adults in the community to step up to defend the potential of every child. The mission will remain the same, as will the core model of building bridges in communities by connecting one adult with one child and supporting that match at every stage, but the organization will focus on a child’s potential, and our role as adults in helping children achieve their best possible futures.

“In our community, we know that youth are facing numerous challenges. Our organization’s new brand is designed to help us ensure we can serve more children in Southern Arizona by recruiting more volunteers,” said Simpson.

The brand repositioning and new look are just the beginning. In the coming year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona will transition to a new, modern, nationwide technology system, participate in new training, and use the new positioning to refocus efforts on recruiting local volunteers.

Learn more about the new brand positioning, the logo or messaging, or how to get involved at Share the new look and follow updates on Facebook: , Instagram: , Twitter: using #BBBS and #soazbigs, #defendersofpotential.