Big Brother and Big Sisters go bowling for dollars

AUSTIN (KXAN)- An Austin group that helps kids celebrated a successful fundraiser on Sunday.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of central Texas spent the evening bowling. It was a celebration for raising more than $160 thousand to support their mentoring programs.

The group says they’re on track to raise even more.

“This event is extremely popular,” said spokesperson Veronica Fox. “It’s a really creative, fun way for people to get together. Last year we raised $180,000, so we hope to achieve that again this year.”

The funds raised lets the Big Brothers and Big Sisters help about a thousand kids each year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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