Black Hills Energy

Cargill – Columbus

Columbus Women’s Healthcare

Ernst Auto Center

Thrivent Financial-Melanie Knoepfle

BRIGHT Sponsors

ARL Credit Services IncBank of the ValleyColumbus Bank and Trust Company

Columbus Children’s HealthcareColumbus Sertoma ClubElks LodgeH&R Block-Larry Kemling

Kay’s Place for Massage TherapyLaw Office of E. Higgins, LLCLoup Power District

Next Generation KiwanisOwens Wealth AdvisorsPillen Family FarmsPinnacle Bank


ABEL INC – Artzy Haven – Behlen Mfg. Co. – Columbus Medical Center – Columbus Motor Company

Rex and Lisa Davies – Eakes Office Solutions – Gary Groteluschen – Justin and Chantell Groteluschen

Heath and Amy Haynes – Aimee Heesacker – Rosemarie and Steven Heinisch – Insurance Services of Columbus

Knights of Columbus, St. Anthony’s Council 9264 – Kosch Financial, Inc – Kubler Managment, Inc

M-Mart – Mancuso & Quattrocchi Dental – McKown Funeral Home – Thrivent Action Team provided by Cheryl Noonan

John A. and Nila M. Novotny, M.D. – Jim and Suzanne Pillen – Pizza Ranch – Preister Excavating, Inc.

River’s Edge Convention Center – Linda Runquist – Schmeits, Mueller & Martinsen, PC

Schumacher, Smejkal, Brockhaus & Herley, PC – Dustin and Andrea Schaefer

Twin Rivers Veterinary Clinic, PC – Wallick’s Radiator Service – Anna and Gary Williams

Raffle Prize Donors

Alpha Media – Lisa Cherry – Columbus Carpet Inc – Columbus Motor Company

Cruise & Associates – Kay’s Place for Massage Therapy – Gary Kruse – Carrie Mausbach

Cammy Otten, Mary Kay – CoLynn Paprocki – Phil and Mary Raimondo – Sears Hometown Store

Bowler Prize Donors

Accent Floral and Galleria – Ace Hardware – Advance Auto Parts – Agri-City: Paige Ritz & Shelley Stempek – Amigo’s

Auto Zone – Black Hills Energy – Behlen Mfg. Co. – Bella Hair Salon: Danette DePietro – Bo’s West – Bomgaars

Casey’s General Stores – CEC Theatres – Columbus Community Hospital – Columbus Music – Corner Stop/A&W/Long John Silver’s

Daylight Donuts – El Matador – Fabulous Forever – Finger Tips by Jaci – Gene Steffy Ford

Glur’s Tavern: Todd and Carrie Trofholz – Kay’s Place for Massage Therapy – Nebraska Cycling and Fitness

OfficeNet – Oriental Trading Company – Party Palace – Ramada Columbus Hotel and River’s Edge Convention Center

Shadows Restaurant and Pub – Stack ‘n Steak – Taco Bell – Taco John’s – Tooley’s Drug & Homecare

Urban Farm Boutique – Steve & Cathy Wadas – Wendy’s – Sheri Wieser at The Haircut Shop

Thank you to KLIR’s Riley Scott for hosting the remote radio broadcast during the bowling parties,

thank you to the CHS students from FBLA and Key Club who came to volunteer for the event,

and thank you to Westbrook Lanes for continuing to host this annual event.

What is Bowl-A-Thon?

Bowl-A-Thon is Big Pals-Little Pals’ signature fundraiser.

Each year our supporters come together to have fun and raise money for Big Pals-Little Pals as we change how children grow up! Bowl-A-Thon is the perfect way for both individuals and companies to make an impact on our community – it only takes a little bit of effort to raise the money that is vital to our program’s success. We ask that all teams donate or fundraise $150 to participate, but teams that raise more will earn some fabulous prizes!

As a “thank you” for your support and enthusiasm, Big Pals-Little Pals hosts celebratory parties at Westbrook Lanes. No bowling expertise is required, only the willingness to share in our heartfelt and sincere thanks for helping us transform the lives of kids in Columbus.

How can I get involved with Bowl-A-Thon?

There are 4 ways to support the Big Pals-Little Pals Bowl-A-Thon event:

  1. Become a corporate sponsor – Is your company looking for a worthwhile cause to support? Do your employees want to attend the most fun bowling event in town? Sounds like a Bowl-A-Thon sponsorship is right up your alley! We offer a variety of sponsorship levels to fit every budget and each level includes great promotion for your company, as well as an invite for your favorite employees to join our bowling party on November 10, 2019!
  2. Start a fundraising team – You and 3 of your best pals can form a team and collect donations on behalf of Big Pals-Little Pals. Each team is asked to raise a minimum of $150 in donations for the agency – but teams who raise more will earn some pretty fabulous awards! All participants will be invited to a bowling party at Westbrook Lanes on November 10, 2019! Your team members will receive 2 hours of free cosmic bowling, free shoe rental, neon party favors and the chance to win lots of prizes.
  3. Make a donation – Can’t have a team? Support the cause as one of our amazing financial donors! You can donate online through our website, with cash or check, or make a pledge and receive an invoice later. There’s no donation too big or little. Every penny raised stays right here in Columbus to help us continue making and sustaining matches that inspire youth in our community.
  4. Purchase raffle ticketsWe’ve got some great prizes for the raffle this year and (trust us!) you want lots of chances to win! To purchase raffle tickets and learn about the prizes, contact a Big Pals-Little Pals board member, or get in touch with the Executive Director at 402-910-8334. (Winners will be drawn at the event on November 10. You do not need to be present to win.)

Why does Bowl-A-Thon have a neon theme?

We want this year’s fundraiser to be bigger, better and brighter than ever! We decided to freshen up Bowl-A-Thon with a fun theme and give our participants the chance to have a raving good time with black-light bowling, glow sticks and all things neon. Bowlers are invited to dress in fluorescent colors and give their groups bright and crazy team names to get in the spirit of the event. Prizes will be given to participants who really embrace the neon theme!

What exactly does the Big Pals-Little Pals agency do?

For general information on Big Pals-Little Pals, check out this page.

What are donations raised during Bowl-A-Thon used for?

Every dollar collected during Bowl-A-Thon stays right here in Columbus to help cover all of the costs associated with keeping the Big Pals-Little Pals agency going strong! Funds are used for monthly match activities, volunteer background checks, costs associated making and supporting the matches, and general operating expenses.