HARRISONBURG, Va (WHSV) — Big Brothers Big Sisters raised $109,235.09 dollars as of Monday morning for its 2018 Beach Bowl for Kids Sake. The event raises about a quarter of the organization's annual budget.
100% of donations stay in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham County community to help match youth facing adversity, or "littles," as they're known, with a big brother/sister. It takes about $800 to create and support a match in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham County area for one year.
While they are just under their goal of $110,000, there is still time to donate until the end of March.
Vera Moore has participated in the last 30 Bowl for Kids Sake events. She never thought she would still be bowling at 90 years old.
"I have enjoyed every year of it," said Moore. "It's been a great pleasure and I'm hoping to bowl for many more years."
Moore raises about $200 each year. You can watch our full interview with her above.
Mandy Leeth also came out to bowl this year, celebrating her birthday at the event with her coworkers.
"It's just so important to give back," explained Leeth. "It's something we really really love to do. It gives back to the community."
This year, WHSV also went pin-to-pin with Harrisonburg Radio Group.
Harrisonburg Radio DJ Nick had the top score with a 127, while WHSV's Augusta County Bureau Chief Matthew Fultz came in right behind him with a 123.
As a team, Harrisonburg Radio Group bowled a total of 428 and WHSV bowled a total of 563.