Middle schoolers dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, McDonald’s menu items, and characters from popular movies in the middle of winter can only mean one thing…it’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake time! On Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, Laser Alleys was taken over by YSMS students, families, and staff participating in the school’s annual event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of York and Adams Counties. Some came in full costume, others wore spirit wear to display their YS pride, but regardless of their apparel, the YSMS community came out in full force to raise funds like never before. This year, over 330 bowlers on 70 teams raised a combined total in excess of $23,000!
Students participating in the event on Friday evening had the option to bowl and also attend a dance at the school hosted by YSMS Student Council. On Saturday, bowlers could choose to participate in laser tag at the bowling alley. Prizes were awarded for top fundraising teams, best costumes, and high fundraising individuals. For over 20 years, YSMS has supported Big Brothers Big Sisters through Bowl for Kids’ Sake, and each year the event sparks student excitement while offering the opportunity to give back to the community. Event co-organizer Anne Perkins sums up the weekend by sharing: “It is amazing to see the amount of effort students, families, and staff put into this event! The costumes they create, the funds they raise, and the pride they show as a school community make all of us very proud to be a part of YSMS and the partnership we have with Big Brothers Big Sisters. We’re already planning for next year!”