A pandemic couldn’t stop the generosity of Michels associates when it came to raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Fond du Lac County, with 3 employees winning top prizes. Bragging rights were at stake and those that participated took the fundraising contest seriously. The top 3 money raisers for the 2021 BBBS Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser were Noah Westphal ($7,020), Luke Lachendro ($3,404) and Genette Zubrod ($2,920).
“We decided to give cash prizes this year for the most money raised,” said Tammy Young, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters. “Two of our Bigs, Stacy and Frank Bonincontri, donated $500 for the prizes. In addition to Stacy and Frank’s generosity, Noah, Luke and Genette donated their winnings back. I am completely blown away by the generosity of all involved,” said Young. “In a year where we weren’t sure we were going to have Bowl for Kids’ Sake, 18 Michels employees (including Noah, Luke and Genette), showed up in a big way, raising $26,273 for BBBS. I can’t say thank you enough.”
Bowl for Kids’ Sake is BBBS largest fundraiser. Through BIG support from the Fond du Lac Community, the event netted $92,000 in 2021.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County is a United Way Agency that assists children with social, emotional and character development through one-to-one mentoring relationships with caring adults. The agency matches children with a Big Brother, Sister, Couple or Family in a community or school-based program. Children aged 6 through 13 can enroll in the program through parent or guardian referral. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license for the community-based program, 16 years old for the school-based program. For more information about the program or to volunteer, call 920-922-8200 or visit www.bbbsfdl.org.