FAQ

Are you a Team Captain? Check out the Captain’s FAQ as well.

How many people can be registered on a team?

Teams consist of 4 people, no age restrictions. We try to limit teams to 4 people to help ensure that games run in a similar time frame for all lanes. We also find that teams who have 6 people can often recruit 2 more individuals and register 2 teams for twice the fun!

How much does it cost for a team to bowl?

There is no cost for a team to come and bowl. However, we do ask that each team strives to reach a goal of at least $400 fundraised.

Can we bowl if my team doesn’t raise $400?

We really want the bowlers to try and raise at least $400 per team, but if your team falls short, you will still be allowed to participate. However, the $400 is important because we do have expenses related to the event, and for a bowler to participate in the event. That’s why we ask each team to raise at least $400.

I need some quick ideas on how to fundraise. Any suggestions?

Fundraising doesn’t have to be complex, start by…

How do I access or edit my Team Fundraising Page?

Team members will receive an e-mail Subject: Support My Fundraising Effort once your Team Fundraising Page is created, this e-mail incudes a link to your team page. All team members can then use this e-mail to start their fundraising efforts.

Only the Team Captain has access to edit the team fundraising page – see Captain’s FAQ.

Can I fundraise offline / Can you accept cash or cheque donations?

Yes! If you are collecting donation by cash or cheque be sure to print off a pledge sheet to track your donations. Be sure to bring your pledge sheet and all cheques and cash to the bowling alley.

Where does the money raised from Bowl for Kids’ Sake go?

All of the funds raised will stay in Okotoks, ensuring that Big Brothers Big Sisters is able to continue offering life-changing mentoring programs for children and youth facing adversity in your community. Learn more about the impact of mentoring.

Still have questions?

Feel free to reach out to Kate Middleton, Development Officer, Events & Corporate Partnerships, at kate.middleton@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or (403)-693-2682


TEAM CAPTAIN FAQ

I am a Team Captain. What do I need to do?

Recruit 3 more people to join your team and register your team here.

Personalize your Team Fundraising Page. A link to do this will be sent to team captains by the BBBS Team within 24 hours of registering.

Your team fundraising goal is $400, as such you want to encourage each of your team members to raise $100 or more to meet your team goal.

Join us at Millennium Lanes to celebrate your team’s success! Remember, it’s not about how good a bowler you are, we are celebrating the impact the money your team collected will have on your community!

Thank your team members for their time and commitment to participate! Don’t forget to say thank you to the people who donated to you! Call or e-mail them after the event to let them know how much money your team raised and thank them for supporting local children!

How do I register my teammates?

When the Team Captain registers the team they have the ability to include all or none of the teammates at that time. If the team wasn’t finalized at registration, we ask that you contact Kate Middleton (kate.middleton@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca) before the event to finalize your full team roster.

Do I need to personalize my team fundraising page?

Teams who edit their fundraising pages to talk about why they are raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters raised a lot more. It only takes a few minutes to add a picture and a few words. Only the team captain can edit and personalize your team page.

Still have questions?

Feel free to reach out to Kate Middleton, Development Officer, Events & Corporate Partnerships, at kate.middleton@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or (403)-693-2682