Rubbermaid Bowls 4Kidsake BBBS in Cowley County

Rubbermaid Bowl 4Kidsake participants, from left, are Mandy Maples, Dave Avery, Tatta Roth, Christel Sawyer and Cindy Young. Not pictured: Rick Baalmann.

Rubbermaid employees recently put on their bowling shoes and collected pledges for the mission of Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Cowley County, “providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.”

This is their sixth annual Rubbermaid Bowl. The employees raised more than $4,000 and the company provided an additional $2,000.

Jeanelle Wright, supply chain administrator of Rubbermaid, coordinated the event again this year, with six teams representing the plant. They also had a silent auction for all employees in addition to the pledges raised by employees.

Trophies were awarded to the top fundraising team, “The Indredibowls,” led by team captain Tatta Roth. For the first time in years, Cindy Young was beat out by Christel Sawyer for the overall top fundraiser. CJ Layton was the emcee and awarded prizes throughout the event.

Currently, 86 youth in Cowley County have requested a one-to-one relationship; it takes only 30 minutes to an hour a week to make a brighter future for them.

Consider joining to provide all youth who have requested a mentor with one. Those who are 18 and graduated from high school and can make at least a year commitment are needed.  

The 25th annual Bowl is March 3, 2019. Teams of six support a match for one year.

For more information, visit; email or call (620) 221-7766; like them on Facebook Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Cowley County.

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