For the 6th year in a row Pariveda Dallas Fins, family and former Fins raised money to participate in BBBS Bowl for Kids’ Sake.  We had 24 participants and several visitors and cheerleaders arrived at USA Bowl in north Dallas to show off our 1990’s gear.  Our game scores ranged from 53 to 244, but everyone had a ball. One of our teams pulled in the Best Team Costume!  The 2014 fundraisers across the nation brought in over $31,000 and our Pariveda teams were responsible for $3,500! The $31K will help to remove 62 children from the mentee waiting list in Dallas County. Every dollar raised will go towards starting, supporting, and sustaining a match.

Additionally, Pariveda was called to the front before the bowling began to receive a special award.  We were recognized & praised for our participation and contributions to several BBBS events and initiatives, including Bowl for Kid’s Sake, School Supply Drive, Holiday Gift Drive, Mentor 2.0 and several matches of Bigs and Littles!   Thank you for making this drive a huge success, hope to see you there next year!​

See the press release here​.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters: 

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports them in one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as higher aspirations; greater confidence and better relationships; educational success; and avoidance of delinquency and other risky behaviors. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. Headquartered in Philadelphia with a network of about 350 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 240,000 children. Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer at BigBrothersBigSisters.org​