Chesterville – Thanks to the efforts of over 1,000 bowlers from throughout SD&G, the Tim Hortons Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake raised over $64,000 this year.

The 2013 edition kicked off on February 2 in Cornwall where 202 teams – 37 of them new – participated.  Chesterville Bowling Lanes saw a doubling in the number of teams the following weekend.

Many families, businesses and organizations return to bowl for the event every year.

“We appreciate everyone in the community who came forward, putting in the new teams to help us make up the different this year, and also to all of our retuning teams who, year after year, are there for us,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director Amanda Brisson.

The bowling fundraiser provides a very large portion of funding for the charitable organization, which offers seven free mentoring programs to area youth in need.

Congratulations Team Delaney for taking part in an extremely important event and for representing us so well!