Benefit Bowling Blast! '17 for NWI's Neediest Kids

Benefit Bowling Blast! '17 for NWI's Neediest Kids

Saturday Evening, August 19, 2017
Stardust Bowl, Dyer, IN

Saturday, August 19, 2017
6:00 – 6:45 pm – arrive and sign-in
7:00 -10:00 pm – bowling & fun!
10:00 pm – prizes
7:00 – 11:00 pm – team photos

$20 per person registration fee

Stardust Bowl, 1330 Sheffield Ave, Dyer, IN 46311

About the Event

The Buns Care Charity’s Benefit Bowling Blast is all about having a great time while having a positive impact on the lives of our community’s disadvantaged children. Get involved! Sign up, show up and have a BLAST!

Put together a team of 5 and get ready to have a Bowling Blast!  Not enough people for a full team? Not a problem. Sign up 2 or 3 or just sign up as an individual and we’ll pull it all together.  You don’t need to be much of a bowler because this event is more about having a great time and supporting our community’s neediest children.

The registration fee is only $20 per person. Your $20 gets you:
3 hours of bowling shoe rental event t-shirt (**must include your size on the registration**)  food & soft drinks
a professional wacky team photo a chance to win some great prizes, including a 40” HDTV!

We ask that each bowler raise a little money to help support the cause. Have a goal of raising just $30 by asking people you to support you as a bowler and help our kids at the same time.  You’ll be surprised at how easy this is and will quickly see that you can raise much more, just by asking.

Our goal is to raise $8,800 thru individual donations and event sponsorships. All fund raised will remain in our community.

CLICK HERE to download event flier

How to Participate

Step One:  Register to Bowl

  • Become a Team Captain and CREATE A TEAM.  Come up with a creative team name. Add your name to the team.  Invite people to register as part of your team.
  • JOIN A TEAM that is expecting you.
  • SIGN UP AS AN INDIVIDUAL and we will create a team for you or find a place on a team.

Step Two:  Solicit Donations

  • Try to raise at least $30 per bowler. When you hit $30, go for more! Ask a few friends for $10 or $20 in support. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is. Keep asking more friends!
  • Be sure to let everyone know that their donations are tax deductible
  • Ask everyone you know to support you as a bowler and help the cause. Have them make donations on behalf of you or your team securely online with a credit card or debit card in advance of the event.
  • Registration fees, Sponsor fees and donations can also be made by check, payable to: Buns Care Charity and mail to 2301 Cline Avenue, Suite 107, Schererville, IN 46375. To insure you are included and your signs, banner or t-shirts are there for you, your check needs to arrive by August 1st.  Please download and include this MAIL-IN FORM with your check.

Step Three:  Show Up

  • 6:00 to 6:45 pm – Arrive at Stardust III in Dyer to check in, get your t-shirt, shoes and lane assignment.  If at all possible, arrange to be able to change into your event t-shirt at the bowling alley.
  • 7-10 pm – Have a Blast!


  • All bowlers on the first 3 teams to reach $300 in donations will be eligible for a drawing for a 40” HD TV – and the rest of the bowlers on those 3 teams will participate in a 2nd drawing for an Alexa-enabled Amazon Tap. Both are GREAT prizes!
  • The team captain who comes up with the most creative Team Name will receive a very cheap trophy!
  • Everyone can buy into a 50/50 drawing
  • Everyone can bid on quality items at our silent auction table

Fundraising Tips

  • Set a goal! We ask you to get $30 in donations, but you can easily top that.  Do not underestimate yourself.  It’s easier than you think.
  • Start early!  Don’t wait until the last minute.  It’s never too early.
  • Just ask!  Don’t be afraid. Ask people to help you support our community’s neediest children.  Ask everyone:  family, friends, coworkers, your boss, neighbors, your dentist, people at your favorite bar or restaurant, church members, etc.  Remember that your friends and family will want to support you, so don’t be shy!
  • In addition to in-person requests, send out some emails.  Just a simple note to all in your address book. Tell them why you are bowling and ask them to support you and the kids by making a contribution.  Include a link to our Benefit Bowling Blast donation page for online donations.  This is a painless alternative and can bring in a surprising amount of donations.
  • Talk to your employer.  Many bosses are eager to get on board for a great community cause like this by donating to you or your team.  They may even want to check out the event sponsorship opportunities.

Event Status

143 days until 08/19/2017

$8,000.00 Goal / Current donations $145.00

To donate on behalf of a team or bowler, please click on a name below


Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Sponsors (3)

Includes benefits below:
  • Company name listed on the 6’ event sign
  • Name listed on back of the t-shirts
  • Recognition on our website and our 2 Facebook pages
  • Name listed in all press releases
  • One free Lane Sponsorship

Photo Booth Sponsor

Includes benefits below:
  • Your name and logo will be on each bowlers’ team photo
  • Your company name listed on the 6’ event sign
  • Name listed on back of the t-shirts
  • Recognition on our website and our 2 Facebook pages
  • Name listed in all press releases

Lane Sponsors (20)

Includes benefits below:
  • Full color company logo and name on a 3’ banner hung under a score screen
  • Recognition on our website and our 2 Facebook pages

Silent Auction Item Donors

We need desirable items for our Silent Auction. Contact us at and we’ll have a volunteer make a pick up. Includes benefits below:

  • Your name on the Bid Sheet
  • Your name announced when the winning bidder is announced
  • Recognition on our website and 2 Facebook pages

Suggested Silent Auction items:  • Electronics • Themed Gift Baskets • Top-shelf Booze • Gift Certificates • Jewelry • Sporting Goods • Dining Experience • Tickets to Cubs, Sox, Bears, Concerts, Shows, etc.

About the Charity

The Buns Care Inc. is a nonprofit charity, dedicated to the education and welfare of children-in need across Northwest Indiana.  We have been and will continue to be helping our neediest kids in a variety of ways. We have a small, donated office in Schererville.

Buns Care Charity
2301 Cline Avenue, Suite 107
Schererville, IN 46375
General email:
Email for this event:

  • The Buns Care Charity is verified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  All donations are tax deductible.
  • The Buns Care Charity is incorporated in the State of Indiana as: Buns Care Inc., business ID 201605161141666, a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation, conforming to law as prescribed by the provisions of the Indiana Nonprofit act of 1991.
  • FEIN 81-2779015

Our Recent Activities

Kids Shoes

Buns Care CharityLast year we organized and managed a Kids Shoe Drive, resulting in us being able to provide over $4000 in new shoes to the children who needed them the most throughout Northwest Indiana. 179 Pair!  358 happy feet! We are already in the planning stages for another even bigger Kids Shoe Drive this year, coinciding with the internationally recognized annual day of giving, #GivingTuesday, shortly after the  Thanksgiving weekend.  Watch for it on our website, and on our FB page, The Buns Care Charity.

College Scholarships

At the end of this 2016-17 school year we presented a $1000 college scholarship to a very deserving senior at Highland High School.  At the end of the 2017-18 school year our goal is to provide several such scholarships to high school seniors scattered throughout Lake County.  With funds from this year’s Benefit Bowling Blast we should be able to meet our goals.

Buns Care CharityOur scholarship recipients are chosen by having our volunteers work closely with high school administrators throughout the county.  Together we identify hard working, high achievers who are having trouble piecing together enough money to launch their higher education.  We feel that our scholarships may provide the kickstart needed to get deserving teens on the path to a good education and a prosperous adult life.


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