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Editorial: Big results for Brothers, Sisters, 'Bowl' fundraiser

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Children and adults recently gathered at Columbus Bowling Center for some fun and camaraderie and to raise money for a worthy cause.

The 30th Bowl for Kids Sake, the annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bartholomew County, used the theme “A Good Friend Can Make A World of Difference” for this year’s event. The agency pairs youngsters needing role models with volunteer adults and tries to foster these mentoring relationships.

These relationships are important.

Children matched with a “big” are more confident, get along better with family and friends, are less likely to skip school, do better in school and are more likely to avoid drugs and alcohol, according to Foundation for Youth, the umbrella organization in Columbus that oversees the mentoring program.

The fact that volunteers helped the local Big Brothers Big Sisters raise $92,700 for the organization is commendable. Every dollar donated goes a long way toward supporting the mentoring relationships.

Organizers are hopeful that by month’s end they will reach their goal of $100,000. If you are looking to help a worthy cause, this would fit the bill.

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