Columbus, Ohio – March 17, 2017 – In support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, Kimball Midwest participated in the 34th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake (BFKS) event on Saturday, March 4 at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace.
BFKS is the largest and most important fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. Teams of five bowlers compete to raise the most money and celebrate their efforts with one hour of bowling. This year, the event raised over $435,000 for the thousands of at-risk youths in the community.
Stephanie Jasper, Company Event Coordinator, said Kimball Midwest contributed by way of raising funds and gaining participation from 63 employees and their families.
“Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a direct way for employees to get involved, give back to the community, and team-build with coworkers. It makes me excited to see the growing interest with the event, because the money raised greatly impacts the youth in our very own community,” said Jasper. “I think it speaks a lot to our owners’ generosity to become involved with nonprofit organizations, and also to encourage employees to become involved as well. I can’t wait to see how we continue to contribute in years to come.”
Kimball Midwest, based in Columbus, Ohio, is a national distributor of maintenance, repair, and operations products, encourages involvement in various philanthropic events to help better the community and has remained a fixture at the BFKS event.
Since Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio was founded in Columbus in 1933, they have made the difference in the lives of more than 100,000 children. Last year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio served more than 7,400 children in one-to-one mentoring relationships through our Community-based and School-based Mentoring programs. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a valued member of United Way of Central Ohio, as well as United Ways in each community served by our network of local offices.
Kimball Midwest is a family-owned, national distributor of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products that has been providing superior products and superior service since 1923. They are a major force in the industrial maintenance aftermarket with unlimited growth potential. They service their Sales Representatives and end-use customers from their corporate office and distribution center in Columbus, Ohio, and from their distribution centers strategically located in Dallas, Reno, and Savannah (Georgia).