Story last updated at 5/8/2013 - 3:46 pm
The Hoonah Alumni Gym transformed into a lively bowling alley March 30 for Big Brother Big Sisters' 9th Annual Bowl for Kids' Sake. With three 1½ hour sessions, 13 teams, record number of volunteers, four Turkeys (3 strikes in a row), record fun and funds raised, we had a strikingly successful day. Thank you, Hoonah, for your support of our one-to-one mentoring program. It changes lives, helps improve our school and community, and ensures a brighter future for our youth!
Gratitude goes to local corporate sponsors Hoonah Recyclers and Huna Heritage Foundation. Statewide sponsors include Wells Fargo, ConocoPhillips, GCI, Alaska Airlines, Alaska Cruise Association, and Your Alaska Link.com.
Hot, fresh, tasty pizzas were delivered, at cost, from Icy Strait Lodge. Pizza purchasers included Hoonah Cold Storage, Linda Jackson, Hoonah Recyclers, Terry & JR Fiske, Southeast Maintenance, and Hill Fuel. Dottie Johanson provided Easter eggs and decorated cupcakes.
Prizes and supplies for the event were donated by Icy Strait Point, Tideland Tackle & Marine, Hoonah Trading Company, Colette's Cupboard, Hoonah Thrift Store, Daphne Wright, Lorrie Scoles, Diane Bean, Jen Bidiman, Rory Schneeberger, Linda Belarde, Dodie Lunda, Marti Lee, Kris Skaflestad, Mary Beth Moss, Karen S. Mills, Wilma Davis, and Michelle Amundson.
Set-up, scorekeeping, trivia questioning, clean-up, pin-setting, and moral support were provided by Karen S. Mills, Yan Meserve, Kris Skaflestad, Arely Moreno Wright, Glenda Hutton, Kathie Deitering, Anna Swihart, Marti Lee, Jack Lee, Daphne Wright, Samson Howard, Angie Lunda, Teresa McConnell, Rory Schneeberger, Pete Schneeberger, Zhane White, Megan Stevenson, Morgan Stevenson, Amy Stevenson, Phillip Stevenson, Mary Beth Moss, Daulton Blough, Manny Budke, Alice Haldane, Zada Michel, Shayla Thaalesen, and Jessie Dybdahl.
First started August 1, 2002, BBBS of Hoonah has thrived. Year-round sponsors/partners include Hoonah City Schools, City of Hoonah/William & Mary Johnson Youth Center, The Office Bar, LLC, Hoonah Recyclers/Alaska Marine Lines, Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling and local Leadership Council Members Jackie Dick, Kathie Deitering, Jack Lee, Nadine Morrison, Diane Bean, and Liane Newcomb. Please call Community Director Sally Dybdahl at 945-3600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer, donate time or resources, or for more information.