Bowling event to benefit area youth

Published 11:00 pm Saturday, April 25, 2009

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — During these difficult financial times, a group of Huntington Area Financial Advisors have banded together to support Big Brothers Big Sister’s Bowl for Kid’s Sake.

On Monday, May 11, the Advisors of Smith Barney, Wachovia Securities, RBC Wealth Management, and Merrill Lynch will compete in the 1st annual “Battle of the Brokers”, a bowling tournament to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

According to Smith Barney Financial Advisor, Jeff Biederman Jr., who has spearheaded this effort, brokers will challenge friends and co-workers to make a cash pledge with all proceeds going to support the local organization.

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Said Biederman, “We’ve competed against each other professionally for years. The “Battle of the Brokers” will gives us the opportunity us to harness that competition for a common goal, the needs of deserving young people in our community.”

All Tri-State financial services firms are invited to participate.

Contact Jeff Biederman, Jr at 304-529-1000 for information.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake invites all local businesses, churches, organizations, families, etc., to participate by recruiting a team of 4-5 persons who will solicit pledges and bowl on May 11 at Strike Zone Bowling Center or May 14 at Spare Time Recreation Center. The events begin at 7:00 p.m.

Those who want to participate but cannot attend may “bowl out” at another time. For a team(s) packet call Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State at 304-522-2191, 606-329-8799 or 1-800-971-2101

All funds raised stay in the community to serve children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program through the guidance and friendship of volunteer mentors.