More than 130 Camden National Bank employees participated in this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake events across the state.

They formed 34 teams and raised a combined total of more than $12,000 to help fund Big Brothers Big Sisters annual operating budget.

“We were so excited to have Camden National as one of the event’s lead sponsors this year,” said Cathy Hardy, development director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine, in a news release. “We knew what a difference their involvement would make to the success of our events. Alongside the bank donation, the money raised by the employees will mean that many more local children will know the joy of a caring mentor who will help change their lives for the better, forever. It just shows what a difference a group of dedicated, committed, and compassionate people can make.”

Camden National Bank’s involvement was championed by a group of enthusiastic individuals whose job it was to coordinate the formation of bowling teams and assist in fundraising efforts. Nate Cotnoir, a commercial banking officer in Augusta who lead the effort reported, “From the start everyone was excited to support this great cause and we had no shortage of participants. Now, at the end of the campaign we raised over $12,000, had a lot of fun, and supported kids in the communities we serve. That feels great!”

According to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bowl for Kids’ Sake provides close to one third of their annual operating budget. It costs around $1,000 annually to create and professionally support each Big/Little match. Camden National Bank wishes to thank Big Brothers Big Sisters and all the enthusiastic employees who made this year’s campaign a huge success.

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