Several giant bowling pins took a fall Wednesday in the rotunda of the City and County Building when Frank Layden and a local pizza company joined the Salt Lake Big Brothers/Big Sisters chapter to kick off the 1991 Bowl-for-Kids' Sake fund-raiser.
The event honored the local Little Caesars Pizza franchise's 1991 participation in the annual event. The franchise presented the organization with a $5,000 sponsorship check, bringing its donation total to more than $50,000."We have been a major sponsor of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl-for-Kids' Sake for the past three years," said Little Caesars President Bruce Palenske. "In the past two years, we have been able to raise more than $34,000 for the organization."
The giant bowl will kick off the fund-raising portion of Little Caesars' involvement - the "selling" of paper bowling pins. The company's 40 units will ask for donations for the paper bowling pins through Feb. 9 in an effort to raise funds for the group, which pairs adults with children from single-parent homes to act as friends and role models.
"Bowl-for-Kids' Sake" will be held Feb. 9 at Mountain View Lanes, 5700 S. Redwood Rd. The organization hopes to raise $75,000.