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Hats off to teams, sponsors of Big Brothers, Sisters events PDF Print E-mail

Letter to the Editor:

The 2014 Northwoods Bowl for Kids’ Sake events took place in Rhinelander on April 4 and in Park Falls on April 12.

Bowling teams enjoyed a couple hours of fun, food, laughter, prizes, music, bowling and silliness including the mummy wrap, polka dancing and cookie face contests. It was Big Brothers Big Sisters thank you to these bowlers who raised about $6,000 in a fundraiser.

Here’s the shortlist of who made the events a success:

•?The 13 fundraising teams ranging from Chicken Little in Rhinelander to Gilligan’s Island in Park Falls.

•?The 50-plus North Woods businesses that wrote checks, donated raffle prizes and/or had bowling teams. Supporters include media sponsors WJFW TV-12 and The Star Journal; strike sponsors ($250 or more) AmericInn,?Apple?Love Music, CoVantage Credit Union, First National Bank of Park Falls, Hawk’s Nest Canoe Outfitters, MSA Professional Services; Slaby, Deda, Marshall, Reinhard & Writz LLC; and Trig’s.

•?The staff at Hodag Lanes and Flambeau Lanes; disc jockeys Scott Kirby and Trevor Mollman; volunteers Sylvia and Tyrone Schave, Dawn Rog, Kohl’s Associates in Action, and Jeff Eaton; and Northwoods Regional Board members Lois Ruediger and Michele Lorenz.

We are excited to be offering community-based mentoring in Vilas, Oneida, Price and Taylor counties and to be partnering with the school districts of Northland Pines, Rhinelander and Medford to offer site-based mentoring.

On behalf of the Northwoods Bigs and Littles, who will be matched because of everyone who participated in these events, thank you.

Mary Kinnunen

Development and

marketing coordinator

Northwoods Branch of Big

Brothers Big Sisters

of Northwestern


Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:34 AM

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