Kids 'n Kinship

15th Annual Bowlathon!

Now in the Spring!

Sunday April 27 at Cedarvale Lanes in Eagan

We are looking for event sponsors, people to participate in company teams, items for our raffle baskets, & for our participants to bring in pledges! Everyone who brings in $25 gets a special promotional gift!

Kids 'n Kinship participants bowl from 3-5 pm and register for the event here:

Community teams bowl from 5:30-7 pm and register here.

To donate or sponsor

A waiver is required when you attend this event. Click here.

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14870 Granada Avenue #127
Apple Valley MN, 55124
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Thanks to our Wonderful Sponsors!

Corporate Sponsors

Stockman Financial Services Co.

Lane Sponsors

AAA Minnesota/Iowa
Applewood Orchard
Burnsville Lunch Rotary
Dakota Electric Association
Keller Williams
Klein Bank
Lakeville Family Chiropractic
Marshall Nelson & Associates
Media Relations, Inc.
Superior Service Center Auto Repairs
Thrivent Financial No. Dakota County

Pin Sponsors

Barb Andersen
Bremer Bank
The Credit Department, Inc.

In-Kind Donors

Buca di Beppo Cedarvale Lanes Champs
City Image Salon Cub Foods Apple Valley Cub Foods Eagan
Deena Mahowald Doolittle's Woodfire Grill Grand Slam
J.J. Taylor Jensen's Supper Club Kathy Heisler
Lillian's of Farmington Media Relations, Inc. Merchants Bank
Minnesota Vikings MN Pro Paintball Ovation Brands
Perkins Lakeville Ratzlaff Homes Inc. Roasted Pear
Sam's Club Eagan Target Eagan Valley Natural Foods
Wings Financial Credit Union YMCA in Eagan

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Kids 'n Kinship is gearing up for 15th Annual Bowlathon!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

We are excited for our 15th Annual Bowlathon this Sunday April 27th at Cedarvale Lanes, 3883 Cedar Grove Parkway!  

First our own mentors, mentees, youth on the waiting list and their families bowl from 3-5 pm. They get to enter the raffle, have pop & chips, and compete for prizes for individual adult and youth who each bring in the most pledges for Kids 'n Kinship, and for high scores!

Then community bowlers bowl from 5-7 pm.  Community bowlers can sign up for $25 which covers bowling and shoes, all you can eat and drink chips and pop, and this Kids 'n Kinship baseball cap!  We have a $25 Visa gift card as a prize for the individual who brings in the most pledges/donations for Kids 'n Kinship and a $25 Applebee's gift card for the individual high score.  We have just a few spots for teams left! 
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Not able to attend but still wish to donate to our cause?  Donations can be made here:

We will have lots of wonderful items in our Raffle, thanks to our fabulous inkind donors!
Pill speaker & stand

Eagan-area gift card pinwheel (Jensen's Supper Club,
Doolittle's Woodfire Grill, Sam's Club, City Image Salon, & more)
Vikings autographed photo of Jerome Simpson
Lakeville basket (with tickets to the Taste of Lakeville event,
passes to MN Pro Paintball, gift certificates to Perkins)
Food & Necessities basket (with items from Valley Natural Foods, 
Cub foods gift cards, gas card from SuperAmerica & more)

Burnsville basket (with gift cards/passes to Buca di Beppo, Champs,
The Old Country Buffet, Roasted Pear, & Grand Slam)
Lillian's of Farmington basket (with purse, sunglasses, shawl, & more)

Tickets are 3 for $5, 7 for $10 or 20 for $20.  Raffle tickets may be reserved in advance via check or cash.  You do not need to be present to win.

All of our donors & sponsors, thanks for your support of Kids 'n Kinship!

Corporate Sponsor
Stockman Financial Services

Lane Sponsors
AAA Minnesota/Iowa, Applewood Orchard, Burnsville Lunch Rotary, Dakota Electric Association, Keller Williams, Klein Bank, Lakeville Family Chiropractic, Marshall Nelson & Associates, Media Relations Inc., Northern Dakota Chapter of Thrivent Financial, Superior Service Center Auto Repair

Pin Sponsors
Barb Anderson, Bremer Bank, The Credit Department

InKind Donors

Abdallah Candies & Gifts, Buca di Beppo, Cedarvale Lanes, Champs, City Image Salon, Cub Foods Eagan, Cub Foods Apple Valley, Deena Mahowald, Doolittle’s Woodfire Grill, Grand Slam, J. J. Taylor, Jensen’s Supper Club, Kathy Heisler, Lillian’s of Farmington, Media Relations Inc., Merchants Bank, Michael Moschgianis, Minnesota Vikings, MN Pro Paintball, Ovation Brands, Perkins Lakeville, Ratzlaff Homes Inc., Roasted Pear, Sam’s Club Eagan, Target Eagan, Valley Natural Foods, Wings Financial Credit Union, YMCA in Eagan

Posted by Ingrid Henry

Kids 'n Kinship 40th Anniversary

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of Kids ‘n Kinship.

The program began in 1972, when a local couple, Dick and Carol Frick saw a need for young people to have a supportive adult friend.

Kids ‘n Kinship was run as an all volunteer program for the first 20 years.

The last 20 years, the program has continued its singular mission: to provide friendships to children in need of a positive adult role model.

The program has served over 3,000 youth in the past 40 years.

Click here for some wonderful pictures of our 40th Anniversary Gala.

Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota

Kids 'n Kinship has achieved Expert Partner status through Mentoring Partnership Minnesota's Quality Mentoring Assesment Path (QMAP) and has a 100% overall implementation rating on an extensive list of best practices and quality standards for mentoring programs. We are 1 of only 9 other programs to earn this distinguished rating under these rigorous guidelines.


Kids 'n Kinship wishes to acknowledge the generous support of Mail Pack and Ship, Apple Valley and their wonderful donation of printing of our newsletter.