By Barbara Ann Kelley,

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – Calling all Rays and David Price fans! The Tampa Bay Rays pitcher wants you to join him in raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Last year Price taped a PSA for Big Brothers Big Sisters, an agency that offers mentoring program for disadvantaged youth nationally and locally. This year he is joining in on their biggest fund raiser, Bowl for Kids Sake.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity in the Tampa Bay community with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change the lives of both the child, and the big brother, big sister for the better, forever.

According to Big Brothers Big Sisters, studies show mentoring helps make a difference in the life of a child (Little). Volunteers (Bigs) spend a few hours a month doing simple things with their Little: going to the library, enjoying a ball game, or just hanging out. Bigs are encouraged to stay matched at least for one year.
Bowl for Kids’ Sake helps raise money needed to continue the agencies Tampa Bay based mentoring programs.

1.  Start a team

  • Teams are formed with five or six members. Consider creating a team with family, friends, fraternity brothers, sorority sisters, or co-workers.

2.  Start securing sponsorships.

  • Each bowler is asked to raise a minimum of $100 in sponsorships for a total of $500 – $600 raised per team.

3Start bowling.

  • After you have secured your sponsorships, it’s time to have fun! You’ll receive two free games of bowling (shoe and ball rental included!) a Bowl for Kids’ Sake t-shirt, food, drinks, chances to win door prizes!

Top 20 fundraisers who raise a minimum of $1,000 in paid donations received by Big Brothers Sisters of  Big Tampa Bay by March 28, 2012 will be eligible for the VIP Party.

Invitation–Only VIP Party will be Wednesday April 4, details to come.

Top 20 fundraisers (min. $1000) will receive:

Autographed David Price baseball
4 Guest passes to VIP Party
2 Bowling games with shoes
Food & drinks
T-shirts & Goodie bags
Pin Chasers gift cards ($50 value!)

Event Locations:

Pin Chasers Veterans
5555 W. Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, FL 33634

Pin Chasers Midtown
4847 N. Armenia Ave.
Tampa, FL 33603

To join David Price’s online fundraising team go to or call Amy Hollington, (813) 769-3636



For more general information or information about becoming a big brother or big sister call (813) 769-3630.  You can send an e-mail to:

For updates on Price and a chance to win more prizes, follow David Price on Twitter @DAVIDprice14.


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