Strikes For Tykes

More Than 800 Bowlers Bring In Over $100K For Mentoring Program

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Posted: March 24, 2014

Walmart employee Tom Yeakle (left), who raised $3,300 for the local Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser, watches Josh Wright, a Wal-Mart Distribution Center employee, line up a shot at the event at Valley Lanes on Saturday. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Halle Ray, 8, of Harrisonburg, releases a shot during Saturday’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser at Valley Lanes. The event raised more than $100,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.
Halle and Big Sister Vanessa Viviano, 28, a JMU senior, check out photos during the event.
Connor Houlbrooke, 17, of the Spotswood High School’s Beach Bowls team, was ready for a day of bowling (and, with a nod to his team’s name, a beach party, perhaps) during the fundraiser Saturday.

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