Be a Big Information Sessions and Orientations | Are you interested in learning more about being a Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Couple? Or do you know someone that is? We invite you and your friends to join us for one of our upcoming informational sessions. Learn all there is to know about being a Big and how it can not only change a child's life but change yours as well. Upcoming meetings are: January 27 at 6:00 p.m., February 10 at Noon, February 10 at 6 p.m., February 13 at 11 a.m., February 24 at 6 p.m. Click here to RSVP or contact Scott@bbbskc.org with any questions.
Stewards of Children Training – February 6th | Stewards of Children is a program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. This training is presented by MOCSA and will take place at the BBBS office on Saturday February 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This workshop will help better equip you, as a Big, to recognize signs of potential abuse, and how to best respond if your Little tells you they, or something they know, have been involved in any type of sexual abuse. Please contact Elizabeth Newkirk at email@example.com or (816) 777-2890 with questions and to RSVP.
March Matchness Tip-Off Party | Thursday, February 29 | 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | BBBS – 1709 Walnut Street, KCMO 64108 | Kansas City loves college basketball, especially March Madness, and KC also loves BBBS. Therefore, we combined the two and created March Matchness! March Matchness is a way current Bigs and supporters can get involved and help us recruit new mentors for some of the 450 children on our waiting list. This is a fun, competitive way to help us spread the word about the great opportunity to be a Big. Join us for this unique networking opportunity that can truly make a huge difference to our program. The fun starts at our Tip-Off Party where we will pick teams. Feel free to stick around and watch KU take on Texas on ESPN at 8 p.m. View the invite and RSVP at www.bbbskc.org/tipoff2016. Contact Scott@bbbskc.org with questions.
Westport St. Patricks Day Run | Saturday, March 12 | A 4-mile run in historic Westport benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters. This is one of the largest and funnest, runs in Kansas City. It is a family friendly event with bagpipes, kilts, contests, awards, a kid's run, and lots of food and drink specials at local businesses throughout the day. Get your Irish on, go for a nice jog and raise funds for BBBSKC! Sign up at www.stpatricksday4milerun.com. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: BBBSKC is providing volunteers for this great race. Volunteers are needed for the following shifts: Friday, March 11, Packet Pick Up at Garry Gribbles Running Sports, Ward Parkway Center, 10:00am – 2:15pm & 2:15-6:00pm and Saturday, March 12, 8am-12:00pm. Volunteers receive a St. Pat’s commemorative t-shirt, participate in the random drawings and are invited to a post race volunteer party. Volunteer duties include packet pick up, registration, refreshments, and course monitors.
Volunteer sign-up link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e45a8af22a5ff2-westport - MUST NOTE IN COMMENTS SECTION THAT YOU ARE WITH BBBSKC.
BBBSKC's March Matchness St. Patrick's Day and NCAA Watch Party | Thursday, March 17 | Join us for St. Patrick’s Day and March Madness at our March MATCHness recruitment event. BBBSKC's new building in the Crossroads houses over 20 big screen TV's, including a theater room and an event space with 4 scoreboard style screens. Stop by at any point during the day to watch the games, enjoy great food and drinks, collect a signature St. Patrick’s day sweatband and learn more about being a Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Couple. Already involved with BBBS? Feel free to bring your friends and co-workers. RSVP at www.bbbskc.org/matchness2016.
Legacy Golf Tournament
| Monday, May 23 at Loch Lloyd & Monday, June 6 at The National | Register your team now. This is the best client entertainment event in KC! Spots will fill up fast so sign up at www.bbbskc.org/legacy2016
Save the Date (Tentative Calendar):
March 17: March Matchness Half Time Party & St. Patrick's Day Party
April 24: Match Appreciation Banquet – Sheraton Crown Center – 4pm-7pm
April 11-15: Bowl for Kids' Sake Big Rally Week
April 14: Bowl for Kids' Sake 101 Event
May 23: Legacy I – Loch Lloyd
June 6: Legacy II – National
July 6-8 & 11-16: Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake
August 5: Bowl for Kids’ Sake Super Team Party
August 27: RISE! Rooftop Crawl
October 5: Match Maker Breakfast
October 26: Match Halloween Party
November 10: Standing Ovation
November 17: Most Wanted Honoree Reception
December 3: Most Wanted Auction
December 7: Big Impact Group Match Holiday Party