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The local chapter of the Big Brothers Big Sisters hosted its 27th Annual "Bowl for Kids Sake" on Sunday.
Executive Director Mollie Crooks said 32% of the organization's funding is generated through this event.
"It's a phenomenally giving community and so we know there's a lots of opportunities for people to give, we think that the people that give to our program are passionate about children who see the results," she Crooks.
All proceeds will be used locally among Muskingum, Morgan and Guernsey Counties and will help with recruiting, volunteering, and matching the children with mentors. Crooks said research has shown how successful the program truly is.
"We know that the kids that are matched with our big brothers and big sisters are less likely to engage in risky behaviors, less likely to use drugs and alcohol, less likely to resort to violence and we're seeing that our children are more likely to attend school and graduate and go on to college," she said.
Today they were able to raise $89,000 of their $100,000 goal. Crooks said 100 children are still waiting to be matched.
To find out how you can get involved or make a donation, visit http://www.zanesville.com/bbbs/