Team Captain Information

April 18, 2020

Thank you for agreeing to participate as a team captain for the 2020 Bowl for Kids' Sake. Below is information to help you get started.

How do I register as a Team Captain online?

Click Here to get started. Scroll down and click on the orange REGISTER YOUR OWN TEAM button on the right side of the page. Enter your information. You will be required to select a bowling session in order to complete your registration. You can change your selection later if necessary. Follow the rest of the instructions to complete your registration. 

After registering your team, a box will appear asking if you wish to join the team as a participant. Click JOIN AS PARTICIPANT. This will create your personal participant profile. Complete your registration and you will be registered as a team, a team captain and as a participant. 

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

How do I invite people to join my team?

From your team profile page, click SHARE on the right side of the page. A dropdown menu will give you options to share via email and social media. You can also click EMBED to show the web page link. From there you can embed a “Donate Now” button to your social media and emails. The source code is on this pop-up screen.

How do I schedule my team’s bowling session?

You will be asked to schedule your bowling session when you create your team profile. If you need to reschedule your bowling session, log in to your TEAM profile and click EDIT on the right side of the page. It will take you through the profile registration process again. When you get to the bowling session page, make your new selection and continue to the end of the process.

I don't see my donations. What should I do?

Donations may take up to 48 hours to appear on your personal fundraising page. Due to synchronization requirements your donation may initially appear on your page and then temporarily disappear. If your donation is not  reflected on your page after 5 days, please email [email protected] or call Amanda Schlindwein at 505-837-9223 ext. 130.

Do we need to personalize the team and participant pages?

People who edit their team profile and the personal fundraising page to talk about why they are raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters raised a lot more money. It only takes a few minutes to add a picture and a few words. You can also add a video. Call us if you need suggestions on what to say.

Can I register my team with a paper form?

Yes you can. Some people aren't comfortable with online registration. Click here to print a paper registration form. Please sure to complete the entire form and then scan & email to [email protected]  or fax to (505) 837-0528. You will still be assigned an online personal fundraising page. If you don't want to use the online system, please let us know and we'll send you a donation form to track your fundraising dollars. 

How can I see who has donated to me and who has joined my team? 

Donors and teammates will appear automatically on your personal fundraising page. Scroll down and they should appear towards the bottom of the page. You do not need to login to see donors and/or teammates.

Can my donors pay by cash or check? 

Yes. Most bowlers find it easier to keep track of checks. Make sure checks are made payable to BBBS-CNM and that you enter all of these donations on your BFKS Donation Form. Then bring all of the checks, cash and your donation form(s) to the BFKS event on April 18th and we'll credit the money to your personal fundraising goal. You can also drop off your checks, cash and donation form(s) to the BBBS-CNM office and we’ll credit you within 72 hours.

I need some quick ideas on how to fundraise. Any suggestions?

Click Here for a list of fundraising ideas. And don't forget about letters, phone calls, and even a bake sale. Get creative. Need more help? Give us a call! We're happy to brainstorm a few ideas with you.

Where does the money raised from Bowl for Kids' Sake go?

100% of the money raised through Bowl for Kids' Sake stays here in our community. We depend on the money raised from Bowl for Kids' Sake to carry out the work of recruiting volunteers, enrolling children, carefully matching children with caring adult mentors and providing ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor and child's family. Check out the ABOUT section for more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Have more questions?

Click here for our FAQs page.