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Big Brothers Big Sisters empowers children to realize their potential. Together, let's clear a path to a child's biggest possible future.

To create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

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  • Polk BIG Draft Happy Hour

    RSVP

    Polk Big Draft Happy Hour on Thursday, April 28th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Union Taproom in Winter Haven. We will buy your first drink and slice of pizza while we celebrate together.

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  • Art of Helping Children Gala 2022

    Fundraiser

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay 24th Annual Art of Helping Children GalaPlease join us at the Art of Helping Children Gala where you’ll enjoy a night of exciting entertainment, delicious food and drink, and beautiful art and auction items. We need your help to raise the critical dollars needed to sustain our programs for the 2500 children we serve annually in our nine county service area. We are grateful that our corporate sponsors and philanthropic friends have been helping Big Brothers Big Sisters to Ignite and Empower the potential of all our Littles—by supporting our BIG night for more than 20 years. Your generous donations will help us match the 600 children we have waiting for a caring adult mentor across Tampa Bay.Join us at our signature event which began as a modest art auction and cocktail party and has evolved into a spectacular evening where 400 community and business leaders network together and are inspired as we share the impact our mentoring programs are having on the children in our community. Guests have a further opportunity to  invest in our programs, by participating in our exciting auctions while also enjoying a beautiful evening.It costs about $1,500 to provide a child with a mentor for one year—covering background checks and ongoing support services that are the key to ensuring that each match between a Big and a Little will be successful. Last year, 99% of the kids in our program went on to the next grade level and 98% had no involvement with the juvenile justice system. For the children we serve, the impact of your financial support can last a lifetime. With your help, more children and youth facing adversity in our community will have a caring adult role model in their lives—and a much better chance of fulfilling their potential.

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  • $10,000 goal

    Masters of Debits and Credits Bowl 2022

    Team Fundraiser

    Tues June 14 @ Pin Chasers VeteransJoin us for our Bowl For Kids' Sake happy hour fundraiser benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay! Your donations provide caring adult mentors for kids in our community who need themRegistration & networking begins at 3:30amBowling from 4-6pmEnjoy networking and team building for a cause with teams from the accounting, auditing, and finance fields including Cherry Bekaert LLP, Deloitte, LCG Advisors,  & more!Sponsor your team or individuals may fundraise to our goal!Lane Sponsor - $7501 Team of 4-6 Bowlers1 Lane sign to represent your teamCompete for the traveling trophy, first game will be scored.VIP Lane Sponsor - $1000All of above plus:Open Bar/Food for the duration of the event MATCH VIP SPONSOR - $1500All of the above plus:Early registration and start bowling at 4pm (open bar/food included).Bowl first TWO games for the competition (best score taken)To join this event, simply click Register on the right to create your company team. Then choose to either fundraise by sharing your link, or purchase a sponsorship level from the ticketed options on the right. Feel free to select more than one or increase quantity if you would like to have additional teams at the event.Upcoming Specialty Bowl Dates:Sun 5/1 12-2p - JPMC BowlTues 6/7 4-6p - Construction BowlSat 6/11 10a-12pm - Chiefs ChallengeSun 6/12 2:00-5:00p - St Pete Pride BowlingTues 6/14 4-6p - Battle of the Brokers BowlingTues 6/14 4-6p - Masters of Debits & Credits Bowl

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  • $20,000 goal

    Battle of the Brokers Bowling Fundraiser 2022

    Fundraiser

    Tuesday June 14 @ 4pm - Pin Chasers MidtownAnnual Battle of the Brokers Bowl Join us for our Bowl For Kids' Sake happy hour fundraiser benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay! Your donations provide caring adult mentors for kids in our community who need them.Registration & networking beings at 3:30pmBowling from 4-6pmEnjoy networking and team building for a cause with teams from the commercial real estate and related industries!Sponsorships available at the following levels:Lane Sponsor - $7501 Team of 4-6 Bowlers1 Lane sign to represent your teamT-shirt, beer, pizza, shoe rental and 1 raffle ticket per bowlerCompete for the traveling trophyVIP Lane Sponsor - $1000All of above plus:Open Bar/Food for the duration of the event MATCH VIP SPONSOR - $1500All of the above plus:Early registration and a bonus "Practice" hour starting at 3pm (open bar/food included).'No Wait' registration, skip the line and use our MATCH VIP special check in attendant!To join this event, simply click Register on the right to create your company team. Then choose to either fundraise by sharing your link, or purchase a sponsorship level from the ticketed options on the right. Feel free to select more than one or increase quantity if you would like to have additional teams at the event.Upcoming Specialty Bowl Dates:Sun 5/1 12-2p - JPMC BowlTues 6/7 4-6p - Construction BowlSat 6/11 10a-12pm - Chiefs ChallengeSun 6/12 2:00-5:00p - St Pete Pride BowlingTues 6/14 4-6p - Battle of the Brokers BowlingTues 6/14 4-6p - Masters of Debits & Credits Bowl

    $9,485 (47%)
    948474
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  • $10,000 goal

    Pride Bowling St Pete 2022

    Fundraiser

    Click on the link above to listen to Big Sister Cheryl and Big Sister Anna's experience as gay Bigs in our mentoring program. We're hosting our 5th Annual Pride Bowling event to increase awareness that LGBTQ+ Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Big Couples are welcome as DEFENDERS OF POTENTIAL at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay. At the same time, we’ll have some fun raising funds for resources needed for our Littles! LGBTQ+ youth face extremely high rates of bullying, depression and homelessness. Thanks to being named a pilot site by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and for providing a welcoming environment to the LGBTQ+ community over the past few years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay is committed to helping LGBTQ+ Bigs and Littles through active training and support. Partner with us to celebrate the beauty of diversity! Help a new generation of Littles who need Bigs (mentors) and inspire all those interested in mentoring to come out, be proud and become a Defender!Upcoming Specialty Bowl Dates:Sun 5/1 12-2p - JPMC BowlTues 6/7 4-6p - Construction BowlSat 6/11 10a-12pm - Chiefs ChallengeSun 6/12 2:00-5:00p - St Pete Pride BowlingTues 6/14 4-6p - Battle of the Brokers BowlingTues 6/14 4-6p - Masters of Debits & Credits Bowl

    $3,471 (34%)
    347068
    1634651911
    7
  • $15,000 goal

    Construction Bowl 2022

    Fundraiser

    Tuesday June 7 @ 4 pmJoin us for our Bowl For Kids' Sake happy hour fundraiser benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay! Your donations provide caring adult mentors for kids in our community who need themRegistration & networking beings at 3:30 pmBowling from 4-6 pmEnjoy networking and team building for a cause with teams from the construction fields including hosts Plaza Construction and returning champions Wehr Constructors, and past sponsors Baker Concrete, Burgess Civil, Power Design, Baston-Cook Construction, Continental Glass Systems, Piper Fire, KONE, A&P Air Conditioning, Del-Air and more!Sponsor your team or individuals may fundraise to our goal!Lane Sponsor - $7501 Team of 5 Bowlers1 Lane sign to represent your teamCompete for the traveling trophy, first game bowled will be scored.VIP Lane Sponsor - $1000All of above plus:Start Practice/Bowling  at 3:00 pmOpen Bar/Food for the duration of the event MATCH VIP SPONSOR - $1500All of the above plus:Start bowling early, complete TWO games, the best of which will be scored for the trophy!To join this event, simply click Register on the right to create your company team. Then choose to either fundraise by sharing your link, or purchase a sponsorship level from the ticketed options on the right. Feel free to select more than one or increase quantity if you would like to have additional teams at the event.Upcoming Specialty Bowl Dates:Sun 5/1 12-2p - JPMC BowlTues 6/7 4-6p - Construction BowlSat 6/11 10a-12pm - Chiefs ChallengeSun 6/12 2:00-5:00p - St Pete Pride BowlingTues 6/14 4-6p - Battle of the Brokers BowlingTues 6/14 4-6p - Masters of Debits & Credits Bowl

    $1,057 (7%)
    105672
    1634651563
    3
  • Chiefs' Challenge 2022

    Group Fundraiser

    Saturday June 11, 2022  @ 10amJoin us for our Bowl For Kids' Sake happy hour fundraiser benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay! Your donations provide caring adult mentors for kids in our community who need them.Click here for EVENT FLYER:Registration,  networking  & practice begins at 9:30amBowling from 10am-12pmSponsor your team or individuals may fundraise to our goal!Team Sponsor - $5001 Team of 5 Bowlers (recruiting an alternate is suggested)A Pizza and Pitcher of beerEach bowler will get a BFKS T-shirtCompete for the traveling trophyLane Sponsor - $750All of above plus:1 Lane sign to represent your teamCompete for the traveling trophyA Swag Bag for each bowlerVIP Lane Sponsor - $1000All of above plus:Open Bar/Food for the duration of the event A VIP Swag Bag for each bowlerMATCH VIP SPONSOR - $1500All of the above plus:Early registration and a bonus "Practice" hour starting at 10am (open bar/food included).'No Wait' registration, skip the line and use our MATCH VIP special check in attendant!BFKS PIN SPONSOR - $3000All of the above plus:TWO (2) Match VIP Teams with Lane Signs, Bowling, Pizza, Pitchers of Beer, VIP Swag Bags, T-shirts, Open Bar/Food Wristbands, Early registration, and Company Logo on all BFKS shirts for the whole year (must commit by Feb 18th for inclusion on shirt).To join this event, simply click Register on the right to create your company team. Then choose to either fundraise by sharing your link, or purchase a sponsorship level from the ticketed options on the right. Feel free to select more than one or increase quantity if you would like to have additional teams at the event.Upcoming Specialty Bowl Dates:Sun 5/1 12-2p - JPMC BowlTues 6/7 4-6p - Construction BowlSat 6/11 10a-12pm - Chiefs ChallengeSun 6/12 2:00-5:00p - St Pete Pride BowlingTues 6/14 4-6p - Battle of the Brokers BowlingTues 6/14 4-6p - Masters of Debits & Credits Bowl

    1634651400
  • $100,000 goal

    Bowl For Kids' Sake 2022

    Team Fundraiser

    Bowl for Kids' Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters largest national fundraiser, raising over $20 million annually for children in need across the country. Because of Bowl for Kids' Sake, more Bigs and Littles can be paired up, more friendships can be created and improved outlooks on life can be started.Bowling Party Dates:Sat 3/5 1-3pm: Pin Chasers Veterans, Tampa HILLSBOROUGHSat 3/12 12-2pm: Seminole Lanes, St Petersburg PINELLASSat 4/2 12-2pm: Orange Bowl Lanes, Lakeland POLKSat 4/30 12-2pm: Pin Chasers Midtown, Tampa HILLSBOROUGHUpcoming Specialty Bowl Dates:Sun 5/1 12-2p - JPMC BowlTues 6/7 4-6p - Construction BowlSat 6/11 10a-12pm - Chiefs ChallengeSun 6/12 2:00-5:00p - St Pete Pride BowlingTues 6/14 4-6p - Battle of the Brokers BowlingTues 6/14 4-6p - Masters of Debits & Credits BowlBowl for Kids' Sake is a fun and easy way to positively impact a child's life. Just follow the simple steps below:1) Start a team - Teams are formed with five or six members. Consider creating a team with family, friends, fraternity brothers, sorority sisters, or co-workers.2) Start securing sponsorship  - Most bowlers raise about $170, but many people raise over $1,000. What impact do you want to have?The best part is that all of the event expenses are underwritten by our corporate sponsors. That means 100% of the money raised by bowlers goes directly towards supporting children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters in your community.3) Start bowling  - After you have secured your sponsorships, it's time to have fun! If you attend one of our Thank You bowling parties you'll receive two free games of bowling (shoe and ball rental included!), a Bowl for Kids' Sake t-shirt, food, drinks, chances to win door prizes!So what are you waiting for? Start your team today! Partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters through Bowl for Kids' Sake makes a positive, long-lasting impact on children in your community. Our mentoring works. It works to help broaden children's perspectives and help them learn how to make good choices. It starts a child on the path to fulfilling their potential and succeeding in school and life.

    $31,697 (31%)
    3169664
    1633375370
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  • Battle of the Bass 2022

    Fundraiser

    Battle of the Bass Tournament Benefitting Big Brothers Big SistersSaturday, May 21, 2022Hosted by Tournament Director MLF Big 5 Tour Pro Angler, Darrell Davis at renowned Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina and RV Resort in the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. Our annual bass fishing tournament is an exciting fundraiser supporting our mentoring programs for youth facing adversity in Polk County, and helping those kids reach their potential.Teams of 2 will register for our competitive catch & release tournament where they will participate in a day of fishing, weigh their catch, then celebrate the winners with prizes and FUN - all while supporting a great charity!Registration implies understanding & acceptance of all tournament rules posted at the following link and registration is non-refundable as tournament will go on rain or shine, though we will accept alternate anglers as appropriate:https://bbbstampabay.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Battle-of-the-Bass-Fishing-Tournament-Rules-for-May-21-2022.pdfPrize Purse; This Tournament offers a GUARANTEED $5,000 1st Place Prize or a $10,000 1st Place (with 100 boats) pursuant to the scoring and other Tournament Rules. REGISTER on this website or by contacting Amy Hollington at 813-769-3636 or AmyH@bbbstampabay.org

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  • $255,000 goal

    Companies for Kids Invitational 2021

    Fundraiser

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay10th Annual Companies for Kids InvitationalPlease join us at the 10th Annual Companies for Kids Golf Invitational on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 at Innisbrook Resort & Country Golf Club. Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, this premiere event provides the opportunity to play on the world-renowned Copperhead and Island courses, which are favorites among PGA Tour Professionals. Your commitment will help make a BIG impact for at-risk youth.Last year our agency served nearly 2,500 children in our mentoring programs across seven counties. We are pleased to report that 97% of these children were promoted to the next grade and 98% had no involvement with the juvenile justice system. These are just a few of our measurable outcomes and are proof of the results your investment can have on our youth and our community.Sign up today as one of our VIP golfers and join other business leaders in this exclusive event with high-level networking opportunities, first-class service and amenities, and a stellar overall experience!Our day starts at 10:30 a.m. with registration, super-raffles, and you get to shop at our custom designed pro-shop.  On-course Putting Contest at 1245 p.m. followed by and a 1:00 p.m. Shot Gun start of 18 holes of golf. After your challenging round of golf, join us at the Packers Restaurant outside patio for a 6:p.m. cocktail reception and awards ceremony.

    $248,503 (97%)
    24850348
    1626361164
  • Over The Edge 2022

    Group Fundraiser

    DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?Join our tallest fundraiser and “Rappel FOR A CAUSE” down 17 stories of the Hilton Tampa Downtown. BE A PART OF SOMETHING BIG and join us April 9, 2022.No rappelling or climbing experience is required for participants. The Over the Edge staff consists of professionals with an outstanding safety record who will provide the technical expertise, training and equipment needed to perform this event. There are only 76 rappel spots available and are on a first come first serve basis.  By becoming a rappeler, you are agreeing to raise a minimum of $1,500 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and changing a child’s life forever!!The children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program will reach new heights with an adult mentor.   Our goal is to find “Bigs” for the hundreds of “Littles” currently on our waiting list. Additional questions see our FAQ for more answers. Interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor or Tossing Your BOSS…Contact Amy Hollington at AmyH@BBBSTampabay.org or call 813.769.3636.

    $110,177
    11017691
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  • $84,500 goal

    Frenchy's BIG Clays For Kids 2021

    Fundraiser

    This is a fun event where you get to try your hand at Shooting Clays while raising money to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay’s youth mentoring programs! All levels are welcome from beginner to advanced. There will be drawings, a silent auction and a 50/50! Please join us for our awards dinner (included with your paid registration) which is sponsored by our host Frenchy's Restaurants!Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. A simple but powerful mission which serves as the foundation for what we do.Our success is in the numbers: 98% of our Littles are promoted to the next grade level100% of our Littles graduate high school99% of our Littles are less likely to be involved with drugs or alcohol97% of our Littles feel they have a trusting adult in their lives other than a parent or relative

    $99,022 (117%)
    9902187
    1617645337
  • Art of Helping Children Gala 2021

    Fundraiser

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay 23rd Annual Art of Helping Children GalaWe are excitedly planning for an in-person celebration this year, though likely smaller than in years past and we will also offer some virtual participation options as well. Please note we will adhere to current safety protocols as we get closer to the event and transition as needed to help ensure the health of all our guests as well as the success of our most important charity fundraiser.Please join us at the Art of Helping Children Gala where you’ll enjoy a night of exciting entertainment, delicious food and drink, and beautiful art and auction items. We need your help to raise the critical dollars needed to sustain our programs for the 2500 children we serve annually in our nine county service area. We are grateful that our corporate sponsors and philanthropic friends have been helping Big Brothers Big Sisters to Ignite and Empower the potential of all our Littles—by supporting our BIG night for more than 20 years. Your generous donations will help us match the 600 children we have waiting for a caring adult mentor across Tampa Bay.Join us at our signature event which began as a modest art auction and cocktail party and has evolved into a spectacular evening where 400 community and business leaders network together and are inspired as we share the impact our mentoring programs are having on the children in our community. Guests have a further opportunity to  invest in our programs, by participating in our exciting auctions while also enjoying a beautiful evening.It costs about $1,500 to provide a child with a mentor for one year—covering background checks and ongoing support services that are the key to ensuring that each match between a Big and a Little will be successful. Last year, 99% of the kids in our program went on to the next grade level and 98% had no involvement with the juvenile justice system. For the children we serve, the impact of your financial support can last a lifetime. With your help, more children and youth facing adversity in our community will have a caring adult role model in their lives—and a much better chance of fulfilling their potential.

    1614781104
  • BIG Impact Society

    Fundraiser

    Become a Monthly Donor and make a BIG IMPACT!Why Monthly Giving?A monthly or recurring gift provides sustainable income we can depend on. The steady cash flow that comes in from your recurring donations each month supports our organization's vital programs, that we can put directly back into supporting children and youth in our community.The Big Impact Society is a community of passionate individuals who have partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay to support our mission and the children we serve by making a monthly, recurring gift that is automatically charged to a debit or credit card each month.Committing to a larger one-time gift may not fit your budget, but a smaller gift each month adds up and makes a BIG impact. And for joining the Big Impact Society, you will receive special invitations and exciting surprises throughout the year. JOIN US, GIVE MONTHLY, AND MAKE A BIG IMPACT!Monthly Giving Levels & Annual ImpactCONNECT - $10 USD/mo (pays for three group training sessions via Zoom, preparing Bigs for their vital role as mentors)IGNITE -$25 USD/mo (provides six online youth enrichment activities for matches led by staff)EMPOWER - $50 per/mo (allows trained staff to complete 60 wellness calls, connecting vulnerable families with the support they need)DEFEND - $125 USD/mo (supports and maintains the cost of one match for one year)PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE - $250 USD/mo (supports and maintains the cost of two matches for an entire year!)

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