An Update on our Summer Events! | Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City -->

Big Blog

An Update on our Summer Events!

Greetings from BBBSKC! We hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy.

We want to give you a quick update on what is happening at BBBSKC, as well as offer you one way you can be a huge help to our Littles!

BBBSKC typically raises $1.8 million of our annual operating budget each summer through our special events. Fundraising events have been one of the keys to our success and have helped us support hundreds and hundreds of Matches in the KC community over the past 10 years.

In addition to raising money each summer, our fundraising events also help us gain new partnerships, individual support, sponsorships, and marketing opportunities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve had to adjust, reschedule, and cancel some of our most important events.

Below is an update on each of our summer events and their status. We hope you can each find a way to support us during this time to help us stay strong for our Bigs and Littles in spite of the challenges caused by COVID-19.

LEGACY

Legacy is a premier client entertainment event and one of our top sponsorship benefits for our Impact Sponsor program. Legacy was originally scheduled for May 18 & June 1 at The National Golf Club and Loch Lloyd. Due to the timing of these events and the close contact the golf tournament requires, we had to postpone those events — but we are excited to share that we have rescheduled for the fall!

The BBBS Legacy Golf Tournament will now take place at Topgolf on September 21, 2020. This won’t be your traditional Topgolf event — attendees will enjoy unmatched player amenities, including our Premium Titleist and Under Armour Gift Salon, and more! We look forward to bringing the Legacy Golf Tournament to Topgolf with a few new surprises throughout the day.

Please reach out to Maddy at maddy@bbbskc.org for more information.

RISE

Our Rise rooftop crawl is held every August and gathers over 1,000 sponsors and supporters in the Crossroads to enjoy multiple themed rooftop experiences. We hear from many of our supporters that it’s their favorite event of the year. However, due to city and state restrictions on large-scale events and concerns with being unable to provide a safe environment for our guests, we have made the decision to cancel Rise for 2020.

SUMMER BOWL FOR KIDS' SAKE

Summer Bowl for Kids’ Sake is held every summer, and while the actual party and celebration typically takes place in the bowling alley, all of the fundraising is done online!

Summer Bowl is the best opportunity we have to rally our community to help us during this time because 100% of the experience can happen virtually! This year, teams can celebrate their fundraising efforts through a virtual trivia session or an in-person bowling session with social distancing and extra safety precautions.

If you're looking for a way to support BBBS in the middle of this pandemic, Summer Bowl for Kids' Sake is the perfect opportunity. Whether you and your team choose to celebrate virtually or in-person, your fundraising efforts will help us provide vital support to over 1,200 children in Kansas City. Watch the video below to learn more, then click here to register to participate!

As a special bonus, all teams that schedule their bowling or trivia session by June 9 will be entered to win a $100 Postmates gift card for every member of the team!