IS THERE A REGISTRATION FEE?
No, however each bowler is required to raise a minimum of $60 in pledge (with no additional costs).
HOW DO I REGISTER TO BOWL?
You can register by going to bowlforbigbrothers.com and clicking on “SIGN UP/IN”. If you are a Team Captain looking to set up their team, press “JOIN A TEAM” followed by “CREATE A TEAM“. If you are a bowler looking to join their team’s page, press “JOIN A TEAM” followed by “JOIN A TEAM“. If you have not created a profile at this point, it will prompt you before. Now that you are all set up, you can begin you’re fundraising! If you have any complications, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with Nathan Butz and firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER MY TEAM?
March 30th, 2020. We encourage you to sign up early though, as some event dates and locations book up fast.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPATING BOWLERS PER TEAM?
A team must be a minimum of five bowlers with no maximum. Just make sure you book enough lanes for your team (each lane is maximum 6 people, 24 bowlers = 4 lanes).
CAN I ENTER A TEAM OF FRIENDS, FAMILY MEMBERS OR COLLEAGUES?
Of course! Teams can be made up of friends, co-workers, and/or family – just as long as there is a minimum of 5 people.
CAN MY KIDS BOWL WITH ME?
Yes, our events are open to all ages, as long as each bowler raises $60.
IS THERE A MINIMUM PLEDGE AMOUNT I MUST RAISE?
Each bowler is required to raise a minimum of $60 in pledges. Individual bowlers typically raise an average of $125 each, while some raise upwards of $10,000! We also have amazing prizes for the ambitious fundraisers who pledge $125, $250, $500, and $1000!
HOW DO I COLLECT PLEDGES?
The easiest way to pledge would be to register online by going to www.bowlforbigbrothers.com and clicking on “SIGN UP/IN”. Let us know if you have difficulty finding the link and we can send it to you. If you prefer raising money offline, you can use our Pledge Sheet to track how much you have raised. Just make sure to bring the sheet completely filled with all cash and cheques you have collected on the day of the event.
HOW DO I GET A PLEDGE BOOK?
For those teams that have bowled with us in the past, we have moved away from offering the pledge book to an online fundraising platform due to improved tracking and immediate tax receipting. If online payments aren’t ideal for your fundraising not to worry, we are still offering pledge sheet for cash, cheque, or credit card donation.
CAN I MAKE A DONATION IF I AM NOT PARTICIPATING?
Absolutely! We are always grateful for corporate donations and sponsorships. Please visit our website at www.bowlforbigbrothers.com to make a donation.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE LANES IF MY TEAM AND I DON’T SHOW UP TO OUR SCHEDULED EVENT?
We have to cancel lanes at least 72 hours in advance to avoid paying for them, so please let us know of any changes as early as possible by contacting Andrée Nash by phone at 604.876.2447 ext. 227, or by email at email@example.com
WHAT IS THIS YEAR’S THEME?
We are excited to announce this year’s theme is Under the BIG Top(Circus), celebrating 41 years of bowling for kids! Don’t forget a prize for the best costume is awarded at each event.
HOW WILL MY DONORS RECEIVE A TAX RECEIPT?
If the donation is made on a pledge sheet, Big Brothers will provide the donor with an emailed tax receipt. Please make sure all information is accurately recorded on the pledge sheet and written legibly. If the donation is made online, a tax receipt will be emailed to the donor immediately.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM DONATION ELIGIBLE FOR A TAX RECEIPT?
Receipts will be automatically issued for online donations of $20 or more.