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 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. 

Littles and Bigs – walk or run on June 21!

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!

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:

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

Matches – we need your help at Bowl for Kids’ Sake!

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

Fundraiser at The Hop on Tue. December 3!

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!

Big and Little Holiday Helpers at MANNA!

Matches will share holiday cheer on Sat. Dec. 14 by volunteering at MANNA Food Bank! Join us from 1:00-3:00 to do wonderful work for our community during the holiday season. Email your Match Support Coordinator to sign up.

Tree Decorating at Care Partners!

Join us to make ornaments and decorate the tree at Care Partners Rehab Hospital on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 2:00-4:00! Some patients who are working on fine motor skills will join us. Email Jamye at to sign up. Space is limited to 7 matches.

SPARKS Match Activity October 12!

During this activity, we’ll be looking into the “Sparks” that motivate and inspire youth and help them thrive in adolescence, focusing them on a positive path instead of riskier behaviors.

This fun, interactive activity is for Bigs and Littles working together! The session will be led by guest presenters who are Prevention Specialists in health education for youth from RHA/ARP Services.

Our host… Quality Inn and Suites- Biltmore South
1 Skyland Inn Dr., Long Shoals Road, Arden, NC  28704

We’ll have some snacks for the afternoon. Please RSVP by October 9 to your BBBS match support coordinator!