Students and staff raise money for kids sake


Students and staff of Seward County Community College/ Area Technical School went big before they went home on March 27 and 28 at AYR Lanes/Billy’s Mexican Grill and Q. The Saints Educational Support Professionals, Phi Theta Kappa, and several student led organizations and athletic teams raised money to support the local branch of Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters and enjoyed an evening of bowling. Freshman pre-med major Ruben Pando had never been a part of Bowl for Kids’ Sake before but has been active in several activities with Big Brothers Big Sisters through Phi Theta Kappa as the leadership representative. “As a member of PTK we’re required to participate in a number activities during the school year and I chose this because it’s a great cause because it helps underprivileged children,” Pando said. As a part of the event each team was asked to donated $100 per member. The funds raised for the evening go toward the support of local children who are currently paired up with “bigs” as well as those who are waiting to be paired up with a “big.” SCCC/ATS students raised a total of $3,300 for the local branch of BBBS. Big Brothers Big Sisters works to help broaden children’s perspectives and help them learn how to make good choices in life. The organization is accepting applications for future “bigs” to help a child start on their path to fulfilling their potential and succeeding in school and life.