Leaton Noyes was presented a token of appreciation for his efforts to make our Bowl for Kids’ Sake event a success. He recruited new teams and sponsors for our event and sold the most tickets for our raffle for a “Yeti” and TV. Thank you Leaton.
Mary English and Erika have been a BBBS Match since Erika was in 1st grade. On May 26, 2017, Erika graduated from Adrian High School. So, this means, sadly that their Match will end, but on a positive note, not their friendship.
Mel Charest Memorial /VFW Golf Tournament benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hereford is scheduled for June 10-11th, 2017
Advertising opportunities are available by sponsoring a T-Box for this event. You may call Big Brothers Big Sisters office at 364-6171.
To register your team for the tournament call the Hereford Golf Course at 363-7139.
Our 18th Bowl for Kids’ Sake was a success this year with a record number of teams signed up to bowl. We had 71 teams representing schools, local businesses, and local civic clubs, and church groups. We had two corporate sponsors-Cargill and Amigos/United Supermarkets. We had 24 T-shirt sponsors and 9 Lane sponsors, and local businesses donated door prizes for our bowlers. The two day event was held on March 24th and 25th and Sugarland Mall Lanes.
Gordon and staff kept everything running smoothly. The theme this year was “Fiesta” and many of the teams dressed in fiesta-appropriate attire and the bowling alley was transformed into a fiesta atmosphere with full-size mariachis and cactus inflatables donated by Silver Screen. BBBS board members, agency staff, volunteers, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and their Littles were on hand both days to deliver a fun-filled, exciting activties for the registered bowlers. A YETI cooler was donated by Texas Threads and tickets were sold to generate more funds for the event. The YETI was won by Harold Barrett. A 32″ TV was donated by Raul Pesina and it was won by Mario DeLaCruz.
VFW Golf Tournament will be held June 11-12th, 2016.
Proceeds from the VFW Golf Tournament benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters
BBBS recruits T-Box advertising opportunities for the event which is sponsored by VFW of Hereford. Lots of local and area golfers participate in the event and your business will get lots of advertising exposure over the two day event for $50.
Please call Big Brothers Big Sisters office at 364-6171 if you would like to sponsor a T-Box and support BBBS of Hereford.
Our 17th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake was held April 1-2 at Sugarland Mall Lanes. We had a record number of teams- 69 teams/404 bowlers participating. Teams represented all areas of the community. Everyone enjoyed the “Be a Hero” theme. Our BFKS event included a raffle for a 60″ TV donated by Steve and Sharon Hodges. The raffle brought in proceeds of $2530. The winner of the TV was Rick Bartels. The event is Big Brothers Big Sisters biggest annual fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds staying in Hereford to support our programs in the schools and the community. Our programs serve children ages six to eighteen. Thank you to everyone who supported BFKS 2016. Hope to see everyone again next year, if you missed it, please join us for a fun- filled event. Plans are underway.
Save the date for next year–March 24-25, 2017—Don’t miss BFKS 2017
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” -John F. Kennedy
Do you have one hour, one day per week, to spend with a child-one-to-one? You may choose the setting–school or community. You can make a BIG difference in the time you spend with a child. The positive outcomes benefit the child as well as the community. All that is required is your time and friendship. Our community has many children from single-parent homes and parents and family members involved in the criminal justice system. This opportunity is available at no cost to the child or to the mentor. As it has been said, “A smile 🙂 is worth a thousand words.” Why not invest in the future of a child and your community? As an individual, or as a church or club project, or friend challenge, join us in our effort to provide positive role models in the lives of our youth.
“Improving opportunities available to disadvantaged youth and investing in their success through proven programs greatly benefit the the US economy and individual communities. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a youth investment program which costs on an average of $1320 per year vs. youth incarceration $112,423 per year.
Traditional models of community-based mentoring have been shown to have positive effects for disadvantaged youth. We are nationally recognized mentoring program that pairs youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with a volunteer mentor for several hours per month. Program evaluations show that mentees skipped school less often, felt more confident in their ability to complete schoolwork, and had higher GPAs after participating. Students receiving mentoring have also been shown to be less likely to engage in violent behavior towards peers or to use drugs or alcohol.”
Source: Big Brothers Big Sisters of America; Heller et al (2013);American Correctional Association; College Board;and National Center for Education
Call us today to find out how you can become involved in empowering the children of our community.
Mark your calendars golfers–VFW Golf Tournament has been moved to June 13-14th. Funds from the tournament benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hereford. More information to follow. Golf for a great cause–“Our Kids” If you are not a golfer, you may support the event by sponsoring a T-Box. Great advertisement opportunity for your business for a great price. Call for more information–364-6171