Sandbar Team at Bowl for Kids Sake

Please excuse the brief interruption of the Jimmy Buffett Extravaganza while we tell you about the second charity event we participated in over the weekend. (It was a busy weekend, if you couldn't tell already!)

Our staff and friends have participated in Bowl for Kids Sake, a fundraiser for Douglas County Big Brothers Big Sisters, for a number of years now. This year, a new event was added: a special bowling day for the hospitality industry, with teams from bars, restaurants and liquor stores.

The Sandbar put together a team full of not-very-good bowlers and one ace bowler. We had a great time bowling, even though most of us were tired from the Buffett concert the night before. Bartender Heather and her husband Ken celebrated their one year wedding anniversary, and the lucky couple both won gift certificates at the event! They prompty exchanged "gifts," as Becki pointed out that the first year's gift is, in fact, supposed to be paper.


We were amused that the team next to us was "Team Super Dave." It was not a rogue team captained by our own Super Dave, who served as a cheerleader instead, along with Jana and Bettina.

It was a great event, and the Bowl For Kids Sake committee deserves a round of applause for their dedication!

Bowl for Kids Sake

Hey fellow hospitality industry folks! Here's a great opportunity for you to raise money for children in our community while having fun with your friends and co-workers.

Bowl for Kids Sake is an annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters. This year, they've added a special event for the hospitality industry- "Bloodies and Bowling." It's a special day of bowling that will feature a bloody mary bar, breakfast burritos and lots of fun.

  • Date: Sunday, May 1
  • Time: 1-4 p.m.
  • Where: Royal Crest Lanes

Carrie, one of our former bartenders, and I have been asked to recruit team captains from bars, restaurants and liquor stores around town. Are you interested? Here's all you have to do:

  • Let us know who your team captain is.
  • Sign up your team online here
  • Recruit five other team members, for a team total of six people.
  • Each team member commits to raising at least $125, for a team total of $750.
  • The website provides easy ways to email friends and family to solicit donations.
  • Have fun!

If you're interested in putting a team together, please let us know. You can send an email to and we'll answer all your questions.

You can even get your bar, restaurant or other business involved in raising funds! Challenge another business to a competition to see who can raise the most money. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Donate all or a portion of a cover charge to your team goal.
  • Put out special Bowl For Kids‘ Sake tip jars.
  • Create a drink that goes with your team name/theme and donate a portion of the profit to the team goal. Encourage patrons to order that drink because “it’s for the kids.”
  • Sell tickets for patrons to win a t-shirt or other item.
  • If you have a pool table or foosball table, hold a tournament where all proceeds go to your team goal.
  • Ask your patrons for their “pennies and pocket lint.” Any change or lint in their pocket goes straight to the kids.

We're looking forward to this great event and hope you'll join us!

RSVP on Facebook.