Bowl-a-thon earns $130,000 for agency
The 21st annual Bowl for Kids' Sake
by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu raised more than $130,000, making it the most successful bowl-a-thon to date. More than 700 bowlers participated in the Aug. 11 fundraiser at Aiea Bowl. This year's Bowl for Kids' Sake goal was $125,000, but with the help of an online fundraising tool that enabled bowlers to solicit pledges via e-mail and allowed donors to pledge online, the agency surpassed it.
Two Oahu high school graduates have won a $1,000 scholarship from the Market City Foundation for their academic work. Courtney Gaddis of Kalani High School and Andrew Gines of Saint Louis School received the scholarships for their achievements, leadership and financial needs.
While at La Pietra-Hawaii School for Girls from grades nine to 11, Gaddis was in student government as class president, class vice president, student council representative and chairwoman of the 2005 La Pietra Children's Fair. She left the school in 2006 and completed her senior year at Kalani High.
Gines, who enrolled in business administration at Stanford University, was involved in student council, Key Club, National Honor Society and the Math Club at Saint Louis. He was in the school's Speech and Debate Team that qualified for the state championship.
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