Bowl For Kids' Sake (BFKS) raises funds critical to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program at Family Services of NW PA. The funds directly impact the children we serve by offering a professionally supported relationship between a caring adult and a child. We also provide monthly activities, school supplies, and more for the children in our program. Best of all, Big Brothers Big Sisters is provided at no cost to participants.

Thanks to the gracious support of our sponsors and supporters, we welcomed over 700 bowlers and raised nearly $104,000 at last year's event.

In 2019:

  • 156 youth received services
  • 52 new matches were made
  • 25 match events were provided
  • 98% of youth enrolled in the program improved or maintained academic performance
  • 95% of youth enrolled in the program were able to avoid delinquency

Get Involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters + BFKS

Register a Team

There are many ways to get involved with Bowl For Kids' Sake and help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of NW PA.


Make a Donation

If you know someone who is bowling, please consider making a pledge to sponsor his or her team. To donate by mail, please send checks to Family Services of NW PA, Attention Bowl For Kids' Sake.


Volunteer at BFKS

We always need volunteers to sell raffle tickets, serve food, and clean up after the event. To learn more about volunteering at Bowl For Kids' Sake, contact Dan Stone at 814-866-4505 or


Become A Sponsor

We need your help to ensure all youth in our community achieve their full potential! By becoming a Bowl For Kids Sake sponsor, you're helping prevent delinquency, school drop-outs and other self-destructive behavior, while also helping to inspire, ignite and empower a child's potential.


Become a Big 

Can't get involved with BFKS this year? How about taking the first step toward becoming a Big? You could make a huge difference in a child's life.