Upcoming REACH Activities

Bring your Little to one of our events and have fun with other matches.


Fun with a Purpose

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July 2018 Activities

Summer Hoop It Up *All Ages
Wednesday, July 18 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Beulah Brinton Community Center, 2555 S. Bay St., Milwaukee, 53207 (Outdoor courts)
Is your match looking to stay active and play basketball this summer? We have a new program for you and your Little. We will have one Wednesday a month designed for all matches to get together, hoop it up, make new friends, and practice your skills. We will have warm ups, cool downs, structured games, and classic competitions like lightning, around the world, and more. Dinner will be provided. This event is for matches of all skill levels and all ages.
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Fossil Hunters: Expedition Dinosaur *NEW Program
Saturday, July 21 from 9:00am-12:00pm
Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee, 53226
Have you ever heard of a rhinorex? It’s a dinosaur that had a huge nose and was discovered recently by paleontologists. New dinosaur fossils are being discovered all the time! Share your dinosaur knowledge and dig up the newest facts about these fabulous fossilized reptiles. Create your own dinosaur fossil, excavate a snack and step back in time as we visit the Zoo’s special dinosaur exhibit. Snacks will be provided. This event is for Littles ages 6 to 14.
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Match Anniversary Event (new location) *All Ages
Tuesday, July 24 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Incredi-Roll Skate & Family Fun Center, 10928 W. Oklahoma Ave., West Allis, 53227
Join us as we celebrate you and your Little! “Reflection, recognition, and recreation” are the themes of our match anniversary events. Celebrate your match anniversary at a roller skating rink, a true blast from the past and favorite childhood activity. Enjoy a dinner and awards program and then skate like no one is watching, play games and try laser tag. This event is for all ages celebrating match anniversaries in July and August.
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August 2018 Activities

BBBS Smart Start *All Ages
Wednesday, August 1 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
BBBS Office, 788 N. Jefferson St. Ste. 600, Milwaukee, 53202
Learn! Develop! Grow! Join BBBS for a fun-filled event focused on building your match relationship. This activity is intended for our newest matches, giving you the opportunity to meet new friends, set goals, and learn more about each other. We will have interactive games that will help you with strengthening the building blocks of your friendship. You will walk away with great tips to help you both as you continue to develop your relationship. Dinner will be provided. This event is for matches within the first four months and for all ages.
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Parent Connection Series: BBBS Back to School Open House*All Ages
Saturday, August 11 from 11:00am-2:00pm
Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee, 53208
The goal of Parent Connection Series is to build strong and enduring relationships with our parents/caregivers and their children in our matches. Join us with your Little’s family to wrap up the summer and get ready for the upcoming school year. The day will include fun hands-on activities, photos, raffles, and lunch provided by Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. Each Little and siblings in the household who attend will receive a backpack and school supplies (while supplies last)
Please Note: We have invited our Parents/Caregivers through an email invite and a mailing. We encourage them to invite you to attend together. A Parent/Caregiver must attend this event. If your Little is need of school supplies and they are not able to attend please contact your MSS to discuss further details.

Volunteer at our NFL Alumni Golf Classic *Ages 10 and older
Monday, August 13 (Volunteer shifts between 10:00am-4:00pm)

North Hills Country Club, N73W13430 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls, 53051
We are looking for matches to volunteer at our 27th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters NFL Alumni Golf Classic. This is our premier charity golf outing where prominent business and community leaders play golf with an NFL Alumni celebrity to raise funds for our program. This activity is a great way to teach your Little about giving back by volunteering your time. Your participation will give our golfers an opportunity to interact with our matches.

Here are the shifts that we are looking for matches to volunteer: *Please select which shift you and your Little are available when registering.

*8:30am-10:30am-Matches will hand out gift packages to golfers when they arrive.
*10:00am-1:00pm-Matches will assist a BBBS staff member on a designated hole. Tasks include: meet and greet with golfers, assist with serving lunch, and promote our “Support a Match” campaign to the golfers as they play through. Lunch will be provided.
*12:30pm-3:30pm-Matches will assist a BBBS staff member on a designated hole. Tasks include: meet and greet with golfers, assist with serving lunch, and help sell raffle tickets to the golfers as they play through. Lunch will be provided.

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Summer Hoop It Up *All Ages
Wednesday, August 15 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Beulah Brinton Community Center, 2555 S. Bay St., Milwaukee, 53207 (Outdoor courts)
UWM Men’s Basketball Coach, Pat Baldwin, will join us to facilitate drills for our outdoor basketball Hoop It Up activity. Get together with matches, hoop it up, make new friends, and practice your skills. We will have warm ups, cool downs, and structured games. Dinner will be provided. This event is for matches of all skill levels and all ages.  
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Day at the Lake Boat Cruise *All Ages 
Sunday, August 19 from 11:00am sharp-4:00pm
South Shore Yacht Club, 2300 E. Nock St. Milwaukee, 53207
Join BBBS as we celebrate over 20 years of boating with members of the South Shore Yacht Club. Matches will learn about boating safety, nautical terms, and more before boarding a boat. Then the captains and crew members will take matches on a sailboat or powerboat and explore the open water on Lake Michigan. Upon returning to shore, enjoy a complimentary cookout, recognition presentation, and giveaways. This event is for all ages.
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Playground Pandemonium! * Ages 6-12
Tuesday, August 22 from 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: TBD (you will be notified once details are confirmed)
Meet us on the playground for a night of games and activities with other Bigs and Littles from across the city, led by the coaches of Playworks WI. All activities are focused on promoting positive social and emotional interaction, development, and fun! Learn new games and remember what it is like to have recess. Get active and have fun before summer is gone. Snacks and water will be provided. Please note: This event is rain or shine. This event is for Littles ages 6-12.
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