By now, you're aware that Mike Soileau has challenged me to a bowling duel. We are building our teams of listeners to compete against each other during Bowl for Kids' Sake. Team Buddy Russ is looking really good and is preparing to beat Team Mike Soileau.

Bowl for Kids' Sake is a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of SWLA. Their purpose is to help kids in SWLA, ages 6-18, by having volunteer, one-on-one mentors guide them along the path to stay away from bad situations, drugs, and alcohol. It also helps the kids get a confidence boost because someone is there who cares and wants to help them.

The programs Big Brothers Big Sisters offers have a wide range, including community programs, where the "Big" hangs out at least twice a month with the "Little" to do activities such as going to the park, learning a new skill, or just talking to create a true mentor relationship, high school mentorship, and even summer programs that are free and offer many different opportunities for kids to learn and grow.

This Saturday, it all goes down. Team Buddy Russ versus Team Mike Soileau. I decided it was time to go practice and really hone my skills to be truly prepared.