RAI companies’ employees took the 1970s costume challenge seriously, sporting some of the best costumes through the two-day Bowl for Kids’ Sake event.
RAI, employees’ $87,000 in support
bowls over Big Brothers Big Sisters
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.―RAI (Reynolds American
Inc.) and employees from its subsidiaries bowled a perfect game for children in
our community with $87,000 in financial support during Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Big
Brothers Big Sisters Services’ signature fundraising event.
Over 300 employees
from RAI companies formed 52 bowling teams with creative names such as Camel
City Rollers, Lucky Strikers, Snakes on a Lane, Basement Bowlers, I Can’t
Believe It’s Not Gutter and Livin’ on a Spare. Many bowlers also wore costumes
to celebrate Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Back to the 70s disco theme in honor of
the agency’s 40th anniversary this year.
"Our Board of
Directors is comprised of some of the best leaders in Forsyth and Davie
counties, and Mike Auger, RAI Trade Marketing Services Company, is a great
example of leading by example since he joined our board last year," said
Shawan Gabriel, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Forsyth and Davie counties.
“Mike has continued to build the strong relationship between RAI and our agency
set by his Big Brothers Big Sisters Board predecessor, Danny Herko.”
In addition to
supporting Bowl for Kids’ Sake, several volunteer Big Brothers and Big Sisters
work at RAI companies, and the Right Decisions Right Now program, funded by R.
J. Reynolds, provides an anti-smoking curriculum to children in the program.
“Denise Bowman, a Sr. Staff
Scientist in Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, was instrumental in
coordinating all 52 teams for RAI. We simply could not have this type of
success without Denise's leadership and direction for this event,” said
Amy Boardwine, Director of Philanthropy for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
TOP 5 COMPANIES
Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
5. Big Brothers
TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS (determined by total funds raised BEFORE matching
1. Brent Shoaf, Davie County Government
2. Mike Auger, RAI
3. Reba Warren, RAI
4. Abbie Barbour, BBBS
6. Eric Sparklin, RAI
7. James Anthos, BB&T
8. Matt Sain, RAI
9. Sherri Bowman, RAI
10. Sawyer Hubbard, RAI