Changing perspectives. Changing lives.

Having FUN for a

Good Cause!

Each year, thousands of people across the western Upper Peninsula take part in our Bowl for Kids Campaign to support mentoring programs for youth in our local communities.  Whether you decide to be a Sponsor, Team Captain, Bowler, Event Volunteer or Individual Donor… You can make a difference!

When you support our Bowl for Kids Sake Campaign… You are standing up for kids in our community and investing in a brighter future for us all! Your support is critically important to the life-changing work we do! We are bigger together…



21st Annual Gogebic-Range Event 

To Be Determined for 2022

Ironwood, Michigan


29th Annual Copper Country Event

To Be Determined for 2022

Houghton, Michigan


At this time, we are unable to host our in-person event as we typically have in the past… Our 2022 event plans are To-Be-Determined. We are currently assessing CDC & State Guidelines to determine how we can best move forward with a safe, successful and fun event… We’ll keep you posted!
In the meantime, please consider participating in our Build a Village for Kid’s Sake Online Fundraising Campaign running from March 2022 throughout the year. You can start a Personal Campaign to Raise Funds (Host a Birthday Fundraiser!); Coordinate a Fundraising Team; and/or Donate to a Team/Individual.

This virtual fundraising campaign begins online in March 2022 to help raise funds to support mentoring programs for kids in the western Upper Peninsula. Individuals and independent teams can host their own campaign anytime throughout the year. Please consider standing with U.P.Kids Big Brothers Big Sisters in helping kids in our community to experience the positive and powerful impact of a mentoring relationship. Ensure more Bigs and Littles can be carefully and professionally matched, more connections can be created, and more kids can ignite their potential to change the world!


What is Bowl for Kids’ Sake?

Bowl for Kids is definitely not “about” bowling. It’s about having FUN for a good cause…the children and youth in your community! It is the main fundraising event that our program sponsors each year. The purpose of Bowl for Kids is to invite the community to be a part of our mission by raising funds for local programs. All of the money raised stays right here in the western Upper Peninsula!

Anyone and everyone can get involved as a bowler, a team captain or as a sponsor – or all three! It’s not your skill or bowling score that counts – if you can “spare” a little time for a lot of FUN… YOU can be a part of Bowl for Kids!

Bowl for Kids is an easy and FUN way to make a BIG difference in your community!  Join the FUN!

Be a part of something BIG!

Here’s how it works:

  • Form a team (or two!) of 4 to 8 people. Individual bowlers are also welcome!
  • Register your team with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

  • Each bowler receives a donation envelope to collect as many pledges as possible at a flat rate ($5, $10, $20, etc.).
  • In addition, your Team can sponsor a Mini-Fundraiser prior to the event to raise more funds.
  • Bring your donations to the bowling alley on the day of the event or have your donors contribute online… Simply have them designate you and your Team in the online process so you get the credit for the donation.
  • With $39 minimum in donations per bowler, you are eligible for two hours of bowling, free pizza, great prizes and a lot of FUN!

I’d Like to Donate to U.P. KIDS Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’

Donate to the Bowl for Kids’ Sake Campaign online. You can even designate a specific Team and/or Bowler with your contribution. The process is fast, easy, and secure… And you can be sure that it will benefit a great cause!


Be a Bowl For Kids’ Sponsor

Local businesses and organizations are invited to support the children and youth in their community by becoming a Sponsor of Bowl for Kids through a monetary gift. As a Sponsor you are Making a Positive Difference by assisting Big Brothers Big Sisters in carrying out their mission. You are assisting children and youth in achieving their highest potential as they grow to become confident, competent and caring individuals.

The Friendships of Big Brothers Big Sisters are joyful, uplifting and effective and the support of our Sponsors is instrumental to the success of the relationships we support.

Yes, I’d like to Become a Bowl for Kids Sponsor!

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Houghton, MI 49931
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Ironwood, MI 49938