IS THERE A REGISTRATION FEE?
No, however each individual bowler is required to raise a minimum of $50 in pledges.
- HOW DO I REGISTER MY TEAM?
WHO CAN BOWL?
Anyone who wants to have fun and help local children can participate in this charity fundraiser. Recruit a team from your workplace or gather a group of friends and family together!
CAN I ENTER A TEAM OF FRIENDS, FAMILY MEMBERS OR COLLEAGUES?
Absolutely! You’re encouraged to invite co-workers, friends, family or any combination of the three!
WHAT IS THIS YEAR’S THEME?
We are excited to announce this year’s theme is ZOMBIES. Don’t forget a prize for the best costume is awarded at each event – so dress spooky!
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPATING BOWLERS PER TEAM?
A team must have a minimum of four bowlers and a maximum of 6.
IS THERE A MINIMUM PLEDGE AMOUNT I MUST RAISE?
Each bowler is required to raise a minimum of $50 in pledges.
HOW DO I COLLECT PLEDGES?
Register yourself online here and you will receive access to your personal fundraising page to secure donations online. A limited number of team packages containing physical pledge envelopes are also available for those who prefer collecting funds in person. Additional pledge sheets can be downloaded and printed here.
I PREFER TO USE A PLEDGE ENVELOPE. WHERE CAN I GET ONE?
Once registered, let your Team Captain know if you require a pledge envelope. Your team captain can pick up a Team Package at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Catharines, Thorold & District offices at 428 Niagara Street, St. Catharines. Additional pledge envelopes may also be downloaded and printed here.
DO I HAVE TO COLLECT THE MONEY FOR PLEDGES ENTERED IN MY PLEDGE ENVELOPE?
Yes. All bowlers using a pledge envelope to collect pledges are required to bring the money they have raised to their bowling event.
CAN I MAKE A DONATION IF I AM NOT PARTICIPATING?
Absolutely! You can donate online here.
HOW DO I BOOK MY BOWLING EVENT?
You will be prompted to select an event date and time upon registering online. Your team captain will usually take the lead on this, and communicate which date and time works with the team ahead of time. We recommend registering online once your team has agreed on a date and time to bowl. If you need help, please call us at 905-646-3230 ext. 21.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE LANES IF MY TEAM AND I DON’T SHOW UP TO OUR SCHEDULED EVENT?
Please note that due to the nature of this fundraiser, we have a no refund policy. All of your pledges (including minimum participation fee of $50) is considered a donation. If you’re no longer able to attend, please contact email@example.com to be removed from the registration list.
HOW DO I COLLECT PLEDGES ONLINE?
First, register as a bowler online. If you are a Team Captain, select Sign-Up a Team. If you are a bowler, select Join a Team.
You’ll be asked to enter your contact information, add a photo (if you wish) and set your personal fundraising goal. You may then send emails to your friends, family and colleagues to request their support through a secure web link.
It’s fast and easy!
With just a few quick clicks, our website allows you to:
- Create a personalized donation web page
- Set your personal fundraising goal and track your progress
- Send personal emails to friends and family requesting their support
- Seamlessly and securely collect online donations. The website immediately issues a tax receipt to donors via email.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY TAX RECEIPT?
If you’ve made your donation in a bowler’s pledge envelope, the bowler will take down your contact information, address and amount donated for the purposes of generating a tax receipt. If you make an online donation, a tax receipt will be emailed to you immediately. Adobe Reader is required to view your online tax receipt. Download your free version of Adobe Reader here.
HOW DO I GET A REPLACEMENT TAX RECEIPT IF I LOSE MY ORIGINAL?
Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name, amount of donation and the name of the bowler you pledged.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM DONATION ELIGIBLE FOR A TAX RECEIPT?
Receipts will be automatically issued for online donations of $15 or more.
- WHO DO I CONTACT FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN?