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  • Bowl For Kid's Sake 2017 to Support Area Children
  • WOODSTOCK – McHenry County residents can give back to their community in a fun way by participating in this year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake.

    The annual bowling fundraiser, hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County, will kick off in February at participating locations. All the proceeds from this fundraiser will go back to the community to support local children in need.

    “This is our largest fundraiser of the year,” event coordinator Linda Coonen said. “And it takes place nationally, too, helping raise more than $20 million for children across the nation.”

    Executive Director Leslie Coen said her local chapter typically raises about $75,000 each year for McHenry County children.

    “This year’s goal is $90,000,” Coen said.

    Teams who register will receive a free game of bowling, free shoe and ball rental, Bowl for Kids’ Sake T-shirts and the opportunity to win door prizes. Coen said several local companies also are sponsoring this event by donating money and getting teams together to bowl.

    “These corporations are using Bowl for Kids’ Sake as a family-friendly mixer and team-building activity for their staff, which is really cool,” Coen said.

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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County wins national Quality Award
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of McHenry County was selected as a Quality Award Winner from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America for a second year in a row. BBBS of McHenry County was one of 44 agencies nationwide to qualify for the award.


     



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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County always looking for male mentors
  • 15 children on local organization's waiting list, 12 of them boys

     

    Peter Collins describes himself as just a “really tall friend with a driver’s license” to 13-year-old LeeAndre Williams.

     



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  • Everyday Hero: Gary Rosenberg
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters recipient of car dealership president's passion

     

    For nearly two decades, Gary Rosenberg has been the driving force behind a major annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County.

     



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  • National Mentoring Month
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County is celebrating National Mentoring Month this January. The month highlights mentoring and the effect it can have on young lives.

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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County looking for big hearts
  • Woods has spent just more than three years as Jaden’s big in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County program and has taken his little to both new emotional and physical heights. Woods, a licensed pilot, has taken 10-year-old Jaden on flights, trips to Great America and frequent geocaching adventures, among other activities.
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  • Kiwanis Santa Run For Kids
  • Registration is now open for the Kiwanis Santa Run For Kids and 1 Mile Reindeer Dash-Saunter.  The Santa Run is an annual 5K/Walk and 1 Mile Walk to benefit the following agencies of McHenry County:

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