DANVILLE, Va. -

It was more than an attempt at a perfect strike that was cause for celebration Saturday in Danville.

The area's chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters raised more than $25,000.

Hundreds of people bowled a game for the annual "Bowl For Kids Sake" at Riverside Lanes.

The fundraiser is the group's largest and helps pay for programs at the YMCA, after school activities, and events with kids.

"It just means a lot to know that people are willing to work for a great cause. Because we believe that if we start with kids when they're young it's a whole lot easier to build them then try to fix them when they get older," said Kelvin Perry, the board president for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Danville.

WDBJ7's Justin Ward was there and bowled a game with our Danville radio media partners.

More than 200 kids in Danville and Pittsylvania County are mentored through Big Brothers Big Sisters.