Thanks to United Way’s School Supply Drive and the generosity of local businesses, we have free, filled backpacks for currently matched youth in the community-based program in Buncombe County! Pick-up days are Monday, Aug. 4 between 3:30 and 5:30 and Tuesday, Aug. 5 between 11:00 and 1:00 downstairs in the United Way building. Bigs can pick up the backpack if the parent/ guardian cannot.
Bigs and Littles — join us for a fun group activity at the WNC Nature Center on Saturday, July 19 from 10:00-12:00! Free for Bigs and Littles! Email your Match Support Coordinator to sign up. Meet BBBS staff (in turquoise shirts) in the parking lot just below the main entrance and handicapped parking.
Littles can participate — run or walk — in our Run for Kids’ Sake Off-Road 5K for free! Just call 253-1470 to sign up. Bigs, click here to register. All Littles who participate will be entered into a drawing for a special prize! Details:
Date: Saturday, June 21 8:30 a.m.
Location: Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa
Runners and walkers are invited!
Graduates as well as younger Littles in the BBBS program were honored for various accomplishments on Tuesday, May 20 at Asheville High School. Bigs, parents/ guardians, and Littles are invited attended and had a wonderful time! Thank you to Asheville High School, the Glass Foundation, Cici’s Pizza, and Asheville Pizza for their generous support!
4/19, 5/10 and 5/31 from 10 a.m. until noon
Easy White Water: practice and then river trip
Lake practice: 6/10, 7/1 and 7/22 at Lake Julian from 6 until 8 p.m.
River Trip: 7/26 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the French Broad River
Thank you to the the Asheville Tourists baseball team for again offering free tickets to Bigs and Littles! The season begins on April 3 with Sunday, April 6 being the first home game with free tickets for Bigs and Littles! Free tickets to Bigs and Littles are only for games on Sundays through Wednesdays and for Bigs and Littles only. Check the website for a game schedule and be sure your Little can attend before you request tickets.
*The free tickets DO NOT apply to games with fireworks.
Process: For free tickets for you and your Little, please call our office at 253-1470 by noon on game day (or by noon on Friday for a Sunday game). Tickets will be held for you at the “Will Call” window in the Big’s name.
On March 22nd, Rotary International will be hosting the 2014 Rotarians Against Hunger event at the Reuter YMCA in Biltmore Park. This is a large scale food packing event that engages over 700 community volunteers. The food packed at this event will be brought to MANNA and distributed to those in need. There are a number of volunteer shifts available. All ages of Littles may volunteer. If you are interested in getting signed up to volunteer, please visit the following website: http://www.
The Southern Conference Basketball Tournament is excited to treat Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC to a FREE Littles ticket with the purchase of a discounted Bigs ticket. Come see all of the excitement as all thirteen of our men’s teams and eleven of our women’s teams play all weekend March 7-10. March Madness starts in Asheville folks! We look forward to seeing you at the game! Be sure to present the BBBS VOUCHER when you purchase a Big’s ticket
We love for matches to help at Bowl for Kids’ Sake! We need help handing out t-shirts, taking photos, greeting guests, etc. Contact your Match Support Coordinator to sign up! Dates:
Burke: February 22
Buncombe: March 1
Haywood: March 8
Henderson: March 8
On Tuesday, Dec. 3 between 5:00 and 8:00 The Hop on Merrimon Avenue will donate 50% of sales during the evening to BBBS! Plus Art Buzz Kids, their neighbors on Merrimon Avenue, will provide an open art demonstration! Bigs and Littles are invited to attend! No charge to participate in the art activities, but you will need to pay for ice cream since it’s a fundraiser! A BIG thanks to The Hop and Art Buzz Kids!