LETHBRIDGE: The 2011 Credit Union Bowl officially launched Tuesday morning.
The fundraiser is put on to collect money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lethbridge and is supported by 1st Choice Savings and Credit Union and Servus Credit Union.
To get the initiative started 1st Choice Savings presented Big Brothers and Sisters with a cheque for $2,500.
They are still looking for teams and bowlers who want to get involved. All you need to do is get four people together who will commit to one evening of bowling for about two hours. Then you collect pledges, either personally or by using their secure on-line payment option.
There are four bowling dates available that you can choose from including March 25th, 26th and April 1st, 2nd.
To register you can call 403-328-9355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional Police Chief Tom McKenzie, the Honorary Chair for the initiative, explained that Big Brothers Big Sisters is an important program to help because it helps both the children and the community.
McKenzie commented that by giving kids a positive role model it helps them stay away from things like alcohol and drugs and avoid situations of violence and abuse. He added that by helping those children, they're less likely to harm themselves or others and they are much more likely to avoid going through the justice system.