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Jonesboro's Big Brothers Big Sisters gear up for first fundraiser

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Grab your bowling shoes and get ready to Bowl for Kids Sake.  The Big Brothers Big Sisters in Jonesboro is gearing up for it's first big fundraiser.  Wednesday morning, the Board of Champions met for the first time.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a nationwide youth-mentoring program that's just getting it bearings in Jonesboro.  Recruitment leader Grant Cagle with the organization say they are already making huge strides and their first little may soon meet their match.

"We've started the enrollment process.  We have about 15 bigs and 13 littles who are ready to be match and we are looking for matches.  We're actually getting ready to make our first match and with that first match we base them on common similarities.  So I'm really excited.  In the next week or so we should be making our first match," said Cagle.

Wednesday the Board of Champions met for the first time with one major goal in mind, to recruit bowlers to hit the lanes for the organization's first big Fundraiser Bowl for Kids' Sake.  "We are just looking for bowling teams.  We are just looking for people to build a team of about five people and each person raise at least a minimum of 100 dollars," said Cagle.  

Cagle says their goal is reach 16-hundred dollars and fill the 32 lanes at the Jonesboro Bowling Center.  The event is on October 27th, so there is still plenty of time to get a team together.  All the money raised goes back into the program.

If you're interested you can find all the information to register at www.bigbrothersbigsistersnca.org or call (870) 910-7805 ext. 240.

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