Bowl a strike, make an impact

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska’s largest annual fundraiser, raising over $300,000 annually to support Big/Little mentoring matches statewide.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a fun and easy way to positively impact a child’s life. Just follow the simple steps below:

1) Start a team. Teams are made up of 4 - 6 members. Consider creating a team with family, friends, or co-workers. Register your team at

2) Start securing donations. Each bowler is asked to raise a minimum of $200 in donations for a total of $1,000 raised per team. Asking others to support Big Brothers Big Sisters is easy when you use our online fundraising system complete with written email templates.

Want to know the best part? All of the event expenses are completely underwritten by our corporate sponsors. That means 100% of the money raised by bowlers goes directly toward supporting children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters in your community.

3) Start bowling. After you have secured your donations, it’s time to have fun! You’ll receive an invitation to our Bowl For Kids’ Sake Party (shoe and ball rental included!), a Bowl for Kids’ Sake t-shirt, food, drinks, chances to win door prizes!

So what are you waiting for? Start Something today. Partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska through Bowl for Kids’ Sake makes a positive, long-lasting impact on children in your community. Our mentoring works. It works to help broaden children’s perspectives and help them learn how to make good choices. It starts a child on the path to fulfilling their potential and succeeding in school and life.

In Juneau, the event will be April 7 from 2 to 10:30 p.m.

For more information, visit


JDHS student honored for volunteer work

Tasha Elizarde, 17, was named a distinguished finalist for Prudential’s Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.

Read more

Thank you from AWARE

Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies (AWARE), Inc. began our 40th year with one of the most fun birthday celebrations ever! Thanks to the event’s main sponsor, Dr. Joy Neyhart, Susu and the Prophets provided an evening of wonderful music that kept dancers on the floor all night long! Additionally, AWARE is writing in deep appreciation of EVENT! Alaska, who provided expert planning from start to finish, Alaskan Brewery for donated beer with all proceeds benefiting AWARE, B’s Bakery and Bistro for freshly baked birthday cupcakes, Chef Stef for scrumptious salted caramel in shortbread crust, Coppa for Nas-Tea Woman ice cream (because a birthday party needs cake and ice cream), Marks and Meems for their talented graphic design, and Rockwell Ballroom for the great servers behind the bar. AWARE is thrilled with Dr. Neyhart’s generous gift and we are grateful to the local businesses who donated their services to bring this event to fruition. Thanks also to the volunteers who helped set up and clean up, and to all of you who were able to share AWARE and Juneau’s joy in celebration of AWARE’s 40th year. We couldn’t do it without you. We look forward to more 40th year festivities with you throughout the year!

Read more

State Archives adds online documents for Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

The Alaska State Archives has digitized and placed online historic documents related to the lives and work of Elizabeth and Roy Peratrovich, who are often remembered for their actions toward the passage of the Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945. The State Archives has placed these documents online for Elizabeth Peratrovich Day on Feb. 16, which the Alaska State Legislature established in 1988 to honor Peratrovich “for her courageous, unceasing efforts” to confront discrimination and bring about equal rights laws in Alaska.

Read more


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback