Jim Durrett Loses His Locks during Banker's Challenge


Jim Durrett losing his locksCLARKSVILLE, Tenn. Thursday night Big Brothers and Big Sisters raised over $28,000 during the Banker's Challenge at Skyline Lanes.

The bowling alley was packed with 45 competing teams from 11 banks.

F&M Bank's teams raised over $10,000 and First Federal Bank's teams raised over $6,000. To make it interesting, Jim Durrett former chief of staff for the city of Clarksville, entered into a bet with the employees of First Federal Savings Bank. The bet was if the bank's teams raised $6,000 or more for BB and BS Bowl for Kids' Sake, Durrett would shave his head.

With the chair prepped and ready to go, Durrett took a seat and one by one, First Federal employees paid for the opportunity to shave a patch of hair from his head. The major concern was how Durrett's wife would react to the new do. Even worse, Jim had the initials "FF" for First Federal buzzed into his head.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters' Bowl for Kids' Sake next big event is "The Main Event" at the Pinnacle Family Entertainment Center on Saturday, March 5. Saturday's fundraising extravaganza will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is expected to surpass last year's celebration.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their future through vital mentoring programs. Every year financial support is difficult to achieve and during the recent economic downturn funds have become even more sparse. Bowl for Kids' Sake is an annual fundraiser that attempts to provide desperately needed funding for the organization by offering the community an opportunity to take part in fun and excitement while helping the organization.

To find out more about Big Brothers and Big Sisters, visit them on the web at www.bbbs.org.