Strikes, Spares and Support for Bowl for Kids’ Sake
$30,000 Raised in Bowling Fundraiser
Benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward
SpareZ Bowling Lanes in Davie

 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward, the donor-funded organization challenged everyone in Broward to come out and BOWL for Kids’ Sake on June 30, and they did just that! With more than 400 bowlers filling the lanes, both avid bowlers and novices alike, came together to have fun and help raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County’s at-risk youth mentoring programs.


“Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a grassroots event that gives everyone the chance to join us as champions for children to raise funds critical to the success of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring programs.” said Lisa Davis, Corporate Philanthropy Business Specialist for JM Family Enterprises, and Chair of the event. “We are so excited that we have the support and generosity of SpareZ who underwrites this event for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Their generosity, support and enthusiasm about our event makes them the perfect partner.”


“Bowl for Kids’ Sake brings the whole community together in support of a positive future for our kids,” said Ana M. Cedeno, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward. “No matter how someone chooses to be involved—bowler, team captain, sponsor, or even a virtual bowler—each person had a hand in helping to start a child on the right path. Every dollar raised through Bowl for Kids’ Sake directly funds our mentoring programs in Broward County and helps to maintain and sustain our mentoring relationships, increasing kids chances for success.”

The event, Bowl for Kids’ Sake, is hosted by Miami Dolphins alumnus Shawn Wooden and sold out the SpareZ bowling alley in Davie. “Bowling is a game that is pure fun, and allows everyone to be a kid again. This is a great opportunity for us to give back to our community and help change the lives of the kids enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. I thoroughly enjoy this event every year and feel good that we are helping for the children in our community. The simple act of getting a few friends together for a night of bowling and support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission changes the life of a child forever.” said Shawn Wooden.

Upwards of $120,000 has been raised at Bowl for Kids’ Sake over the past 6 years, through this effort, along with the hopes and aspirations of children who deserve an opportunity for a better future. Because of Bowl for Kids’ Sake, more Bigs and Littles can be paired up, more friendships can be gained and improved outlooks on life can be started.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward would like to thank the sponsors who made the event possible. SpareZ; JM Family Enterprises; Miller Construction, Comcast; Crowe Horwath; FHP Manufacturing; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino; Marketing Matters; Sixth Star Entertainment; Wells Fargo, Wooden Wealth Strategies, Women on the Verge and Zachry.

To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters, call (954) 584-9990 or email

About Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s largest donor-driven, volunteer-supported organization that changes the lives the children, teens and young adults. Its foundational belief is that every child has the inherent ability to succeed and thrive. By fostering one-to-one mentoring relationships, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County increases the odds of a child academically achieving, avoiding drugs and alcohol and strengthening their family.

Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in low-income households with a single parent or have an incarcerated parent. Meaningful relationships, ongoing evaluation and professional support provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters is proven to positively impact youth and the community. Studies show that adults mentored as children through Big Brothers Big Sisters are more likely to earn a four-year college degree, take part in strong personal relationships and give back to their community. Learn how you can change a child’s life, donate or volunteer at