Step Up Big with Eric Hosmer raises $10,000 for BBBSKC
This season, Eric Hosmer was a star both on and off the field by promoting his campaign to benefit BBBSKC called Step Up Big. This campaign urged supporters to become a Big or pledging any dollar amount for every double he hits this season. The campaign raised nearly $10,000 and recruited dozens of new volunteers for BBBSKC. Thank you Eric Hosmer!
Nominate a Big for the 2016 Big of the Year Awards
BBBSKC is now accepting Big of the Year nominations! A Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple, and ACES mentor will be awarded at our annual Match Appreciation Banquet this year and one Big Brother and one Big Sister will be nominated for state Big of the Year. Please note that to be eligible for the KC Big of the Year award you can be matched for any length of time, but the BBBSA national award nominees must be either a Big Brother or Big Sister in the community based program and matched for at least 2 years. The deadline is January 8, 2016. Visit www.bbbskc.org/bigoftheyear2016 to view the application.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City wins $50,000 “Lincoln’s Legacy Award” from Lincoln Financial
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City was announced the winner of “Lincoln’s Legacy Award,” presented by Lincoln Financial on October 6, 2015 after a competitive selection process that included an application process and an online campaign that allowed voters to choose from five non-profits across the country to receive the award. The award came with a $50,000 grant.
Saturday, December 5, 2015 | The Madrid - 3810 Main Street, Kansas City, MO | VIP 6:00 PM; GA 6:30 PM; Auction 7:00 PM | Don't miss this one-of-a-kind party and the best live auction in KC. Join us as we honor KC Magazine's 2015 Most Wanted Honorees as they auction off once-in-a-lifetime auction packages to benefit BBBSKC. GA tickets are $55/each in advance and include 2 drinks and light appetizers. VIP tickets are $100/each and includes priority seating, a meet and greet with honorees, cocktails and food. This is not a sit-down, stuffy auction; it’s an exciting atmosphere where you can mix, mingle, eat, drink and bid on the biggest and best auction packages in KC. Purchase your tickets at www.bbbskc.org/mostwantedauction2015.
BBBSKC is proud to parter with Bishop-McCann's Chat Series featuring 3 remarkable women for 3 incredible chats. | Amy Poehler on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. | Liz Murray on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 p.m. | Geena Davis on Monday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | Series ticket package and individual tickets now on sale at www.chatseries.com. Enter promo code CHATBIGS or call 816.994.7222.
Kansas City Chief Kicker Cairo Santos launches 2nd annual Field Goal for Kids challenge to benefit BBBSKC
Join Kansas City Chief Kicker Cairo Santos "Field Goals for Kids" campaign by pledging a donation for each field goal he makes during the season or by making a one-time donation.https://pledgeit.org/fieldgoalsforkids
BBBSKC was recently awarded the network’s highest honor, Agency of the Year, which is awarded to the top Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in the country. Out of nearly 400 national affiliates, Kansas City’s Big Brothers Big Sisters agency was recognized as the top-performing agency in the country. In addition to Agency of the Year, BBBSKC received the Gold Standard award and Kansas City Big Brother Chris Rosburg was named the National Big Brother of the Year.