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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!  http://www.delawaretoday.com/Delaware-Today/Best-of-Delaware/2015-Tickets/ .

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.

Guest Bartender Fundraiser at McGlynns Pub – Dover

McGlynns Guest Bartender Flyer

mcglynns800 N. State Street Dover; www.mcglynnspub.com

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!

Visit our Facebook Page for updates on Bartenders!

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 www.donatebbbs.org.