Story + Photography by Tony Centonze
Bowl for Kids Sake is a Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraising tradition in Clarksville. This year's effort began with the annual Bankers Challenge at Pinnacle Family Entertainment Center, and for BBBS, 2019 is definitely off to a promising start.
“Bowl for Kids Sake has two events,” explained BBBS Executive. Director Chris Buerck.. “Our Bankers Challenge was comprised of teams from Clarksville's financial sector. Then we had the Community Bowl, where businesses from all across Clarksville assemble teams of employees or friends and get together to have some fun and help us raise money.”
The Bankers Challenge has been on hiatus for the last couple of years.
“We brought this part of the event back in 2019,” Buerck said. “We had seven banks participating, and we were so excited about their zeal on signing back up for the event. Everyone was really excited that we brought it back, and the Bankers Challenge alone this year raised more than our entire event last year.”
Buerck reported that more than $19,000 was raised at the event through a mix of corporate sponsorship, employee giving, and customer donations. This year, F & M Bank had the top branch, with the Sango team raising about $3,000, and the highest total, with slightly more than $11,130 raised company-wide.