Ghosts and goblins took over the Chinook Bowladrome yesterday in hopes of making the lives of some Albertan children a little less scary.

This year’s BMO Boolathon in Calgary saw more than 100 people take part in the costumed fundraising event to raise money for Kids Help Phone.

“People love to go bowling and they get to bowl for a really good cause,” said Kate Munoz, spokeswoman with Kids Help Phone.

The 24-hour counselling service helps children from the ages of five to 20 with issues ranging from mental health, bullying, and family and peer issues.

People of all ages came out to enjoy the day as prizes were handed out for the best and worst scores, along with best costume.

“This is a good opportunity for us to shake off the banker’s image and support a great cause,” said Dave Sprague, an executive with BMO, who also sporting a modern caveman costume.

This year’s event raised over $20,000 in Calgary.

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