ROSCOMMON – Fred’s Bowling Alley in Roscommon and Good Year Lanes in Houghton Lake hosted a fundraiser April 9 for the sixth annual Mid Michigan’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lake (BBBS) Bowl-A-Thon. The event raised $9192.23.
Teams at Fred’s Bowling Alley teams included: Roscommon North Central Area Credit Union, Robert Brotebeck Builders from Houghton Lake, Roscommon Rotary and Chemical Bank of Roscommon.
Teams at Good Year Lanes in Houghton Lake teams included: Houghton Lake North Central Area Credit Union, Ed and Renee Nichols from Houghton Lake, and Stevens Concrete from Houghton Lake, who also had members bowling at Fred’s Bowling Alley in Roscommon.
Walk-ins were accepted. The teams bowled in shifts in both Roscommon and Houghton Lake.
Mid Michigan’s BBBS board member Pam Kincaid said, ‘Little brothers and sisters are 5-15 years old. The requirements to be a Big Brother or Sister are a background check and an interview.’
According to Kincaid, teams and bowlers raised pledges (donations) ahead of time. Bowlers who raised $50 in pledges were entered into the drawings
Local prizes included gift certificates for dinners, pizzas, golf and other miscellaneous prizes.
The individual teams at Fred’s who won the first round were Roscommon North Central Area Credit Union with $515 donations. Jim’s Collision won the second round with $55.
Roscommon raised a total of $1,196 during the first round and $5 during the second. Houghton Lake raised a total of 1,492. 23 during the first round and $169 during the second round.
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