One of Big Brothers Big Sisters signature events is a “Big Deal” at Sebasco Harbor Resort. Together with the Bath/Brunswick BBBS chapter, Sebasco Harbor Resort is working to help raise public awareness and generate funds for the nonprofit program during their annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser. For more than 100 years, BBBS has helped children in need discover their full potential by pairing them with caring adult mentors. These kids are given the opportunity to build healthy lifelong relationships that have been proven to boost confidence levels, help them excel in school, improve their relationships with family members, and make them less likely to use drugs and alcohol.
Fundraisers like Bowl for Kids’ Sake and donations from the public allow BBBS to provide services and programs in communities across the country. Money raised is used to recruit new volunteers, perform background checks, lend ongoing support for the children and their families, and provide social and cultural activities for kids.
Help the BBBS and save on your next Maine vacation
The Bath/Brunswick BBBS goal is to raise $55,000 from the “Bowlathon” event, which represents about 32% of their annual operational budget. You can help Sebasco Harbor Resort support Big Brothers Big Sisters by making your reservations for your upcoming summer getaway by March 29th, 2013. Simply book your room by calling 1-877-389-1161 and mention Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Not only will you get a 5% discount* off your room deposit, Sebasco Harbor Resort will turn around and donate that 5% to BBBS.
No matter what our BBS bowling team of General Manager Michael Lynch, Melissa Morbillo, Eric Walker, Cat Hull and Jane Gagne does, this is a big win for everyone involved! Even better, you can feel good on your next Maine vacation knowing that you are supporting a program that helps makes deserving children’s lives a whole lot better.
Nostalgic candlepin bowling at Sebasco Harbor Resort
You can celebrate your participation in the Bowl for Kids’ Sake (and your vacation budget savings) at Sebasco by trying your hand at some classic New England candlepin bowling on our very own vintage lanes. Built in 1936, the Sebasco Harbor Resort bowling alley has grown to become one of the most popular activities for families visiting our resort.
The origin of candlepin bowling dates back to the late 1800s and Worcester, Massachusetts is credited as its birthplace. Because of its unique challenges, this style of bowling has remained popular throughout New England for more than a century. Though they share many similarities, candlepin bowling and ten-pin bowling have many more differences. The most obvious difference is the size and features of the bowling ball. Ten-pin bowling balls weigh up to 16 pounds, have a diameter of 8.5 inches and have finger holes drilled into them to help the bowler. Candlepin bowling balls, on the other hand, weigh only 2 pounds 7 ounces, have a diameter of 4.5 inches and have no holes. The pins in ten-pin bowling are 15 inches tall and their widest part has a diameter of 4.7 inches. Candlepin pins are 15.75 inches tall and have only a 3-inch diameter, giving them the appearance of tall white candles.
The way in which the games are played differs as well. The biggest difference is in ten-pin bowling, the knocked down pins are removed from the lane before the next frame. In candlepin bowling, the felled pins, also known as deadwood, are left in place and used as an important tactical feature. Regardless of your skill level in a game of ten-pin, playing a game of candlepin bowling is fun, challenging, and popular with every age and gender!
Book your stay at Sebasco Harbor Resort before March 29th for great savings and a great cause. You just can’t lose!
* Offer is not valid on Group, Meeting or Existing reservations, nor can the offer be combined with any other offer or promotion offered by Sebasco Harbor Resort.