Bigs’ Night Out events in Asheville!

Bigs – join us for an evening of networking, fun, and good food! And please bring a friend who is interested in getting involved with BBBS! These are a great time to meet other Bigs and staff, share ideas, and learn more about what BBBS has to offer you and your Little. These events will also be drop-in Informational Sessions for persons interested in learning about BBBS. We’ll provide some appetizers; Bigs buy their drink and their own meal if they choose to have a meal.

Tue. Oct. 14  5:00-7:00 at the new Daugherty’s Kitchen & Drink in Arden

Thur. Oct. 23  5:00-7:00  Creekside Taphouse in Haw Creek

Horseback Riding!

Bigs and Littles – join us for Horseback Riding on Sept. 27! Limited to 14 matches! A grant from the Glass Foundation will cover the cost of Littles at $25 each. Bigs will need to mail a check for $25 payable to Big Brothers Big Sisters to our office…

BBBS
50 S. French Broad Avenue, Suite 213  Asheville, NC   28801

Once we receive the check we’ll sign you up. This is a $10 discount from the normal price.

Details:  Sandy Bottom Trail Rides
Date: Saturday, Sept. 27 at 2:00  (arrive at 1:30)
Location: 1459 Caney Fork Rd.  Marshall, NC 28753
One hour guided ride. Littles age 6 and older can ride alone on a horse. Allriders younger than 15 must wear a helmet that Sandy Bottom Trail Rides provides.

Free filled backpacks for Buncombe County Littles!

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.

Group activity at the Nature Center!

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 and Bigs – walk or run on June 21!

RacebandwLittles 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!

Recognition Dinner for Littles on May 20!

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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!

Canoeing fun for matches!

Thanks to Peter van Gieson of Wolf Creek Adventures for offering free canoeing sessions for Bigs and Littles! All equipment is provided. You just need to bring water, a snack, sunscreen, and wear shoes and clothes that can get wet. Wear shoes that will stay on — not flip flops.
Introductory Paddles at Lake Julian  (attend 1, 2, or all 3)
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

Participants do not have to attend all three lake sessions, but you and your Little do have to attend the third one and be able to show proficiency in maneuvering through an obstacle course.  If you don’t have much canoeing experience, you are advised to attend all three lake sessions.

Email Jamye at jamyed@bbbswnc.org to sign up! You must bring all 4 waivers signed; the Little’s must be signed by the parent/ guardian.

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Free tickets for Sun. thru Wed. Tourists games!

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. 

March 22: Volunteer activity to address hunger!

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.rotariansagainsthunger.org/helpPackMeals.php

SoCon Tournament: Free ticket for Little when Big purchases a ticket!

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