Originally Published: April 7, 2018 6 a.m.
The Prescott office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage helped raise $2,640 for Big Brothers Big Sisters at annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event on March 25. The office had 12 volunteers participate, and their total donations helped sponsor two children this year. Marcy Rogers, the office administrator for the Prescott office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, helped coordinate the event.
“This local charity is near and dear to us, so we participate in the bowling event every year to help raise donations for the kids of Yavapai County, so they are able to have a Big Brother or Big Sister assigned to them,” said Randy Randall, the branch manager of the Prescott office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
Big Brothers Big Sisters holds the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake event in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Verde Valley. Community members can bowl with their business, church, school or as a group of family and friends. Every group is given a pledge sheet a few weeks before the event, and the groups are responsible for obtaining pledges from others in their sphere of influence. The event is held over a span of three weekends in March or April at two of the local bowling alleys.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization that helps pair children with caring adult volunteers through their mentoring programs.
Compared to other children their age, boys and girls matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister are 47 percent less likely to get arrested. Compared to their peers, matched youth are: 45 percent less likely to begin using illegal drugs, 27 percent less likely to begin using alcohol and 52 percent less likely to skip school.