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2017 Bowl for Kids’ Sake!

What is Bowl For Kids’ Sake?

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! 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.

NEW CASTLE COUNTY: Wednesday, May 10th : 6:00 PM at AMF Price Lanes 

SUSSEX COUNTY: Tuesday, May 16, 2017: 6:00 PM at Milford Bowling Lanes

Join us for two hours of unlimited bowling, free pizza, music, games, prizes and more! All proceeds directly support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring programs, which benefit Delaware kids.

Where does the money go?

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware depends on background checks on volunteers to ensure child safety, and provides ongoing training and support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships that changes the lives of young people for the better, forever.  Your role in this effort helps raise community awareness of the challenges faced by local children and helps us gain the financial support needed to sustain our program and reach more youth.

BBBS MENTORING WORKS!   Littles matched with Bigs:
• Are less likely to use drugs and alcohol
• Receive better grades in school
• Get along better with their families
• Are more likely to graduate high school
• Report feeling more confident and better about themselves

How can I get involved?

  1. Register as a Team Captain: Through our BFKS Website or contact .
    Team Leader Kits are available to help you recruit your teammates and raise donations. Download the Team Leader Kit HERE.
  2. Become a Company Coordinator: Help us recruit Team Captains from your workplace. Contact to schedule a day and time to have a BBBSDE Representative do a quick presentation for your colleagues or just to drop off additional information. Start a Bowling Team
  3. Become a Sponsor: We have NEW Sponsorship Opportunities available this year starting at just $200! Each sponsorship options comes with a variety of benefits that will give your company positive exposure. Click Here for details.

Simple steps to get started:

Step 1: Register your team! Recruit 4 to 6 people to join your team. It could be friends, family, or co-workers. Click Here to register online or contact Stephanie at or call 302-998-3577.

Step 2: Each bowler is asked to raise at least $75 in donations and will receive a FREE Bowl for Kids’ Sake T-Shirt at the event as well as FREE pizza, soda, shoe rental and two hours of unlimited bowling! We also recommend setting a team fundraising goal- AIM HIGH! We suggest $500, but some of our top team’s raise up to $1,000!
Click Here for tips on how to easily raise donations.

Step 3: Motivate your team to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware
• Share information about the impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters on your community.
• Keep your team informed about incentive prizes, games, contests, etc.
• Communicate their success. Examples: Katie just got a $50 donation! Joel has already exceeded his goal of $75! Our team just surpassed the $500 mark!
Step 4: Have Fun! Bring your Firstgiving sheet or sponsor-sheet to AMF Price Lanes to celebrate your team’s success! Remember, it’s not about how good a bowler you are, it’s about celebrating the impact the money your team collected will have on your community!


Now Accepting Nominations for Big Brother & Big Sister of the Year!

Nominate your Big Brother or Big Sister to receive the Delaware “Big of the Year” Award! Ff_Wb_talking7

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.)
Submit Your Nomination Online!

2017 Beef and Beer Benefit & Silent Auction

Join us for a fun, casual night out to support
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Mentoring programs for Delaware youth.  

Friday, February 17, 2017;   7:00 – 11:00 P.M.

Hockessin Memorial Hall – 610 Yorklyn Road, Hockessin, DE 19707

Ticket price includes Buffet Dinner + Beer & Wine

The night will be filled with music, dancing, raffles, silent & live auctions.                  Corn Hole Contest!

Tickets On Sale Now!  

  • Tickets $45 per person – in advance
  • Couples: $85 for two – in advance
  • Table Sponsor- $400 (includes 10 tickets)

Other Available Event Sponsorships: Sponsorship Details

  • $1,000 Event Sponsor
  • $2,500 Presenting Sponsor

Purchase Tickets and Sponsorships through PayPal.

Choose your ticket Option from the Drop Down:

If you prefer to reserve tickets and pay by check, please contact Stephanie at  or 302-998-3577.  

2016 BIG Golf Tournament














Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Deerfield Golf Club
Shotgun Start — 12:00 P.M.
Format — Scramble

Space is limited – Register Today!

All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring programs for Delaware youth.  We hope you’ll join us for a great day of golf to support a great cause!

Registration Includes:

  • Golf
  • Lunch
  • Tournament Gifts & Prizes
  • Putting Contest
  • Par 3 Competitions
  • Beverages on the Course
  • Cocktails & Dinner

Foursome package – $1,500 (Includes all of the above for four golfers, plus Sponsor Tee Sign)

Individual Golfer $375

Tee & Green Signs $150

Register HERE

BIG Thanks to our Golf Committee!

Robert Wittig, Chairperson
Bruce Georgov
Steve Masterson
Jim O’Hara
Kevin O’Hara
Dan Wham

Or Download our 2016 BIG Golf Tournament Sponsorships and Registration Brochure, and contact Stephanie Johnnie at 302-998-3577, or .

Additional dinner tickets are available for purchase; contact Stephanie for more information. 

Sponsorship packages are still available: View our sponsorship information here.

2016 Best of Delaware® Party

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Use our “BBBS16” Discount Code and purchase your tickets today! .

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.

Congratulations Javier – Class of 2015!

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“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!”

Hiran Ratnayake

Empty your closets, help Delaware kids!

CFKS-1Extra clothes chewing up precious closet space? Donate your excess to Big Brothers Big Sisters and sales from your items will help fund our services for local children.

Big Brothers Big Sisters collects gently used clothing and other household goods, right from your doorstep. Donations are tax-deductible and all proceeds benefit local mentoring programs.

Items accepted include:

  • Clothing, shoes, accessories
  • Linens, curtains, fabric
  • Books, small toys and games
  • Small household items

Your contribution can make a big difference in a child’s life. Thank you!

To learn more, please call (877)336-8828 or visit

Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Beef & Beer

Join us on Friday, February 6, 2015.
It’s a fun, casual night out for a good cause!

7:00 p.m. to midnight at Hockessin Memorial Hall
1225 Old Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE

Live Music by Barcode





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Raffle & Silent Auction items include: 4 Day Passes to Firefly Music Festival, Autographed Sports Memorabilia, Jewelry & Spa Packages and More!

Tickets are $35 per person, No tickets will be sold at the door.

To purchase tickets online: Choose Donation Amount = “OTHER” and enter $35 per ticket. In COMMENTS Box, enter “Beef & Beer Tickets”.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Jeanne at or 302-998-3577. 



  • Gold Table Sponsor – $1000
    Includes 10 event admissions, prime table location, acknowledgement in event program, name in all promotional advertising, and name on admission table sign.
  • Silver Table Sponsor – $750
    Includes 10 event admissions, acknowledgement in event program, and name in all promotional advertising.
  • Prize Sponsor
    Donate an item for the Raffle/Silent Auction

Checks should be made payable to Big Brothers Big Sisters, and mail to: Big Brothers Big Sisters of DE, 413 Larch Circle, Wilmington, DE 19804

Questions? please call Jeanne at 302-998-3577.


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