28th Annual Bowl for Kids' Mentoring Fiesta Bowl

Sunday, April 28, 2024
12:00 to 4:00 PM
at Cedar Lanes, Sandusky, OH


Our Bowl for Kids’ Mentoring event is the largest fundraising campaign for Community Youth Mentoring. The funds raised fill an immediate need, not only financially, but by transforming the life of a child and making “All Kids Count.”


Sunday, April 28, 2024
12:00 to 4:00 PM
Three Bowling Sessions:
12:00 – 2:00 PM
1:00 – 3:00 PM
2:00 – 4:00 PM

Cedar Lanes
1935 Clevland Road W, Sandusky, OH 44870


Start a Team:  Gather up a team of 4-6 (friends, family, co-workers, church members, neighbors, etc.) for a team, or if you want to bowl as an individual register by calling Community Youth Mentoring at 419.626.8694, or sign up

Register to Bowl:  All bowlers must register to bowl. Select the time slot in which you would like to bowl (12:00-2:00 PM, 1:00-3:00 PM, or 2:00-4:00 PM). We invite all bowlers to collect pledges and donations, with a minimum of $35 collected to bowl – additional donations encouraged and will include a FREE T-SHIRT, two hours of bowling, door prize ticket for a chance to win a door prize, and a dessert bar/snack bar. Top bowlers/teams raising the most pledges will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a VISA Gift Card. We will also be giving 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies to the top three teams and individual bowlers with the highest pledge donations. Download the Bowler Packet.

Pay Registration Fees: Cost per bowler is a minimum donation of $35. You can cover the minimum donation immediately by paying registration fees for bowlers and teams.

Family Packages:  We now have a family bowling package for parents and children. Children must be age 12 and under and the cost for a family up to 4 members is $40, each additional child will cost $4 in addition to the $40. Children ages 13-17 will cost $10.00. The $40 donation will include two hours of bowling, shoe rental, adult door prize ticket, all children receive a door prize, and a dessert/snack bar. T-shirts will be available for purchase; adults $10 and children $8.00.

Community Youth Mentoring Annual Fiesta Bowl

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Collect Donations:  Collect donations from friends, co-workers, acquaintances, and anyone that wants to help “Make All Kids’ Count.” CLICK HERE to make donations online and designate to you or your team (pay by credit card, debit card, or PayPal). If you chose not to use our new online donation process, please download and complete the Donation Form, then bring the form along with your donations to your reserved bowling time.

SHOW UP!  On Sunday, April 28th, PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES before your scheduled bowling time. Visit the registration table for your lane assignment and t-shirt. Have fun bowling while enjoying music, raffles, snack/dessert bar, and prizes! Bring a team of 4-6 bowlers with you to bowl and each team will receive a large pizza, and pop for your team of bowlers. 

Event Status

Last Bowlathon Raised: $14,500.00
$15,000.00 Goal / Current donations $9,100.00

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

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2529

Milan Lions Club

Firealnds Federal Credit Union

Pizza House East

Foster Chevroelet & The Chevy Network

F.O.E. Lake Erie Aerie 2875-Huron Eagles




First National Bank

Berardis Restaurant Huron

Firelands Electric, Inc.

Vacationland Federal Credit Union

Dewey Furniture

Norman & PJ Shaw

Eats N Treats

Sponsorship Opportunities

CLICK HERE to download the Sponsor Packet PDF

Strike Sponsor

  • Company name and logo on T-shirts.
  • Pre-event Social Media inclusions on Facebook & Instagram.
  • Verbal recognition during each session at the event.
  • Lane reservation time slot for 6 members of your company along with T-shirts for each team member.
  • One Large Pizza & Beverages
  • Company name displayed on a digital scrolling banner at the event.

Community Youth Mentoring has been serving children in Erie County since 1968. We have provided mentors for children in need of positive role models for 56 years in the community. It might have been under the agency name of V.I.A. Clubs of Erie County (Volunteers in Action), Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Community Youth Mentoring, but the mission of providing mentors for at-risk children has always remained our primary goal.

One in three children in our community do not have enough positive adults in their lives. Community Youth Mentoring’s One-to-One Mentoring (Traditional Mentoring) and our School Buddies program focuses on intervention, social and emotional support, confidence, and building improved relationships in our community’s youth. The results not only benefit the youth and their families but impact our entire community.

Community Youth Mentoring is a unique program in Erie County, and the only program within our county that provides caring adult volunteers as Mentors for Erie County Children in need of mentorship. The children that we enroll in our Traditional One-to-One Mentoring Program serve children ages 5 through 18 (until they age out). We also host School Buddies, which is a site based mentoring program with the Erie County Schools. We match high school mentors (Big Buddies) with elementary children (Little Buddies) grades 1 through 3, intermediate children grade 4 through 5, and junior high grades 6 through 8 that need a peer leader and mentor. Little Buddies are referred by the teachers for our program, due to teachers being the primary support person each day for these children and knowing what their needs are.

Our mission is to be committed to creating positive relationships in the lives of children and instilling hope into their futures and helping make “All Kids’ Count.”

For more information, please visit our website at CYMOhio.org