Pantexans bowl for Big Brothers Big Sisters

April 25, 2016

​Shouts of joy and laughter followed loud crashes of bowling pins hitting the floor as 35 teams of Pantexans packed Amarillo’s Western Bowl to lace up (or Velcro) their bowling shoes for the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Bowl For Kids’ Sake “Hawaiian Luau” sponsored by Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS).

Pantexan Michelle Abell steps up to the lane in hopes of throwing a strike.

More than 143 employees and their families took to their lanes, vying for that perfect score of 300, proving yet again how Pantexans care about the BBBS mission for our community. For the last 10 years, more than 182 Pantex bowling teams have helped provide the needed funding to serve hundreds of children in the Texas Panhandle.

“We couldn’t do it without our continued support from CNS Pantex,” explained Emily Shelton Nance, executive director of BBBS of the Texas Panhandle, Inc.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is one of the agency’s largest annual fundraisers, which accounts for more than 40 percent of its annual budget. CNS is proud to support BBBS and its mission to provide all children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

“This was a great time for a great cause. I am privileged to have been a part of it,” said Mona Knox, Pantex Facilities Services.

Through fundraising efforts such as Bowl For Kids’ Sake, BBBS is able to fulfill an important role in the community. At absolutely no cost to the parent, the children (or “Littles”) are signed up and then matched up with a “Big” who agrees to spend a few hours a week with their match. The BBBS mission is to help children reach their full potential through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships. 

The Alley Oops weren’t hard to spot in this year’s event t-shirts.