After weeks of fundraising events for the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake campaign, Phillips Murrah surpassed its goals to beat 2017’s fundraising total for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma.
The Firm celebrated its fundraising efforts on May 10 at BBBS’s annual Bowling Night event hosted by Dust Bowl Lanes.
Director Byrona Maule spearheaded the campaign, raising more than $4,500 for BBBS.
“I want to thank my friends and colleagues at Phillips Murrah for all of their support. Bowl For Kids’ Sake is one of the most important nationwide fundraising campaigns for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The money raised goes to support the one to one mentoring that is the heart of BBBS.”
The Firm hosts a series of events and raffle drawings to garner support for the campaign and raise money to help the organization’s cause.
“BBBS focuses its mentoring on children facing adversity, especially children of incarcerated parents. There are approximately 100,000 children in Oklahoma growing up with one or both parents in prison, and these children have a 75 percent chance of being incarcerated themselves at some point in their lifetime. The need in Oklahoma for mentors and mentoring is great. Every time we match a child with a caring, adult mentor, we create an opportunity stop the cycle of incarceration – and I can’t tell you the joy you feel when a child tells you that they will be the first in their family to graduate from high school, or the first to go to college, or that they can see a future where they do not go to prison. So thank you friends, for supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters and for raising the funds to give these children a mentor who can help change their lives, for the better, forever.”
To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma or to make a donation, visit their website here.
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