All funds raised in Delaware support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware’s mentoring programs for Delaware youth. Bowl For Kids’ Sake is the perfect way for individuals to make an impact on our community- it only takes a little bit of effort to raise the money that is vital to our program’s success. Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature fundraiser. Each year half a million people across America come together to have fun and raise money to support Big Brothers Big Sisters, as we change how children grow up!
Special Thanks to all our Sponsors!
City of Wilmington, Office of the Mayor
Golden Hospitality Group/Meoli Companies
Beebe Medical Center
Delmarva Power, an Exelon Company
Lewes Meineke Car Care Center
Red Heart Restoration & Waterproofing, Inc.
Sussex County Council
Bank of Delmarva
Boulevard Auto Group
Lewes Lions Club
Medori Commercial Realty, LLC
State Farm Insurance
Sussex Printing Corporation
Nominate your Big Brother or Big Sister to receive the Delaware “Big of the Year” Award!
Calling all Little Brothers & Sisters: Tell us in 200 words or less “How your Big Brother or Big Sister has made a difference in your life”. (Parents are welcome to assist younger children in writing nominations.)
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS JANUARY 27, 2017. Submit Your Nomination Online!
Delaware Today chooses Big Brothers Big Sisters as a Best of Delaware beneficiary!
The Best of Delaware Party will be held at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover on July 21, 2016. Don’t miss out on one of the most popular events in the First State, drawing more than 2,000 guests each year! From dining to services and retail, the party celebrates the best that Delaware has to offer. The Best of Delaware Party also raises funds for worthy, local causes. Money is raised through ticket sales, sponsorship and a silent auction held the night of the party, featuring items donated by many of the participants. Proceeds from the party have provided more than $1 million in donations to Delaware charitable organizations to date.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is honored and grateful to be one of the 2016 beneficiaries.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware & McGlynns Pub-Dover invite you to a Guest Bartender Night at McGlynns on Thursday, March 31st, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Join our Guest Bartenders to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Kent County! 100% of your tips and donations support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring programs for Kent County youth. Come out and support Big Brothers Big Sisters and your favorite bartender! If you are unable to attend, donations in support of your favorite bartender are graciously accepted in advance. Visit our DONATE NOW link. Include your bartender’s name with your online donation!
Team Duo– BBBS Board Member Nick Adams and State Treasurer Ken Simpler: 6:00-6:20PM
BBBS Board Member Greg Gyarmati: 6:20-6:40PM
Boskey K: 6:40-7:00PM
Sean Lynn, City of Dover: 7:00-7:20PM
Dover Police Dept.: 7:20-7:40PM
Dover Police Dept.: 7:40-8:00PM
Dover Police Dept.: 8:00-8:20PM
Caesar Clay: 8:20-8:40PM
Muriel Thomas: 8:40-9:00PM
Also, McGlynns will donate 10% of your dinner bill for anyone who eats in one of the dining rooms — and presents our flyer!
Tuesday, November 10th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. BBC Tavern & Grill, 4019 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807
Join our Guest Bartenders to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. 100% of your tips are donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Come out to support your favorite bartender!
If you are unable to attend, donations are graciously accepted in advance. Visit http://bbbsde.org/donate/donate-today to make a donation.
To donate by check: make checks payable to Big Brothers Big Sisters of DE and put your favorite bartender’s name in the memo part. You can bring the check with you to the event on the 10th or mail to: Big Brothers Big Sisters of DE, 413 Larch Circle, Wilmington, DE 19804.
Also, BBC will donate 10% of your dinner bill for anyone who eats in one of the dining rooms if you write “Big Brothers Big Sisters” on your dinner bill.
Meet our Bartenders!
302.655.3785 | 4019 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807 Hours: Mon – Sun 11:30a to 1:00a | www.BBCTavernAndGrill.com | Facebook: BBC Greenville
“Tonight I had the distinct honor of attending the graduation of Javier at University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center. I first met Javier in February 2006 when he was a 3rd grader and was selected to be my “little brother” [I can no longer call him that as you can see from the pic] through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware. I am so happy to see him graduate today from Howard High School — and continue his education at Delaware State University in the fall — although I must say the moment is bittersweet as his graduation officially marks the end of my 9-year highly rewarding experience as a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters. I will miss meeting with Big Brothers Big Sisters’ highly talented and hardworking staff, particularly Tiyona McCollister, who consistently came up with fun and creative activities for us to participate in. I would be remiss not to use this opportunity to acknowledge and thank Dan Gigler who was the first person to encourage me to join this outstanding nonprofit. Above all, congratulations Javier!”
I had long considered volunteering at Big Brothers Big Sisters. But it was not until I attended a breakfast for the organization with a friend that my mind was made up.
A mother of a Little Brother stood up and told her personal story. It touched me and at that moment I knew I wanted to become a mentor – but I had made up in my mind that I was only going to volunteer for one year.
I went through the application process and within no time I became a Big Brother. I was excited to be matched with 8-year-old Nasir.
I remember the first time we met as if it was yesterday. I asked him what he wanted to be when he grows-up and he said, “I’m going to be a baller like Lebron James.” I offered to help him with his game and he said, “Help me with my game? I can help you with your game.” I then asked him, what type of grades was he getting in school and this time he wasn’t so quick to answer. He dropped his head and said, “C’s and D’s.” I made him a deal. I told him I would give him ten dollars for every A that he earned and five dollars for every B, but he would get nothing for anything less. He was rubbing his hands together and smiling as if he had hit the lottery, but I was smiling too, because I knew that I had him.
Today, Nasir is the starting point guard on his basketball team, but even more importantly than that, he’s been on the honor roll for the last four years in a row. The last time, I asked Nasir what do you want to be when you grow-up, he said, “I want to be an Engineer. Oh and Tony, I want to be a Big Brother, just like you!” This is my eighth year as Nasir’s Big Brother!