Upcoming REACH Activities
Join one of our events with your Little and have fun with other matches.
FUN WITH A PURPOSE
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*REACH activities will now be in-person! We will ask that matches wear masks and social distance throughout the activities we provide.*
Share the importance of mindfulness this summer!
AUGUST MONTHLY PROJECT: EXPLORE YOUR CITY VIDEO CHALLENGE
Create a video of your match by documenting your explorations of notable locations around your city; think Bronze Fonz, Milwaukee Art Museum, Fiserv Forum, etc. Be creative with your favorite or new locations & shoot your own video, Tik Tok, or music video. Send the video to your Match Support Specialist or email@example.com for a chance to win a gift card!
REACH ON-THE-GO: CHECK BACK IN SEPTEMBER!
Match Anniversary Celebration *All Ages and Grade Levels*
Tuesday, July 20 from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
River Falls Family Center, 5401 W. Layton Ave, Greenfield, 53220
It is time to celebrate our matches celebrating their anniversary! Join BBBS for a night of fun activities to reflect on the past year and make plans for the future. You’ll then be able to play a round of mini golf on BBBS! Whether you are celebrating your 1st year together, or 6th year, all are welcome to join in the fun. This event is for all ages celebrating match anniversaries in July and August.
Outdoor Olympics *All Ages and Grade Levels*
Saturday, July 24 from 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Gordon Park, 2828 N. Humboldt Blvd., Milwaukee, 53212
Join us for our first ever outdoor Olympics and participate in sports you’ll be seeing this summer in Japan. Our BBBS Summer Games will include an opening and closing ceremony, an array of fun games, and a medal for each participant. Matches will also walk away with some fun facts about the Olympics history, countries around the globe, athletes, and more. There will be giveaways and snacks will be provided. This event is for Littles of all ages and grades.
Bikes and Boats with BBBS *All Ages and Grade Levels*
Wednesday, July 28 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Wheel Fun Rentals, 1300 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., Milwaukee, 53202
Join Wheel Fun Rentals, a Big Brothers Big Sisters national partner, for an evening of biking, paddle boating, and more. We will facilitate team-building activities to help you get to know other matches, problem solve, and accomplish goals. This is a great way to try something new and be active. Matches will rotate through a variety of activities to enjoy a sample of the different experiences Wheel Fun Rentals has to offer. Snacks provided. This event is for all skill levels and all ages.
Volunteer at our NFL Alumni Golf Classic *Ages 10 and older
Monday, August 9 (Volunteer shifts between 8:30am-4:00pm)
North Hills Country Club| N73W13430 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls, 53051
We are looking for matches to volunteer at our 31st 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-4:00pm-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.
Owls: Designed for Darkness *All Ages and Grade levels*
Wednesday, August 18 from 6:00pm-7:30pm
Schlitz Audubon | 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., Bayside, 53217
Did you know Wisconsin is home to a variety of native owls each with its own special adaptations? Join BBBS and the Schlitz Audubon Center for a unique opportunity to learn from experts in this interactive program! Matches will see firsthand the power of these amazing birds and be able to ask questions about what they learn throughout the program. Each match who attends will receive a free pass to explore the Schlitz Audubon Center on their own in the future.
Day at the Lake Boat Cruise *All Ages
Sunday, August 22 from 11:30am sharp-4:00pm
South Shore Yacht Club | 2300 E. Nock St. Milwaukee, 53207
This is an event you don’t want to miss! Join BBBS as we celebrate over 25 years of partnering 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.
BBBS Smart Start for New Matches*All Ages*
Wednesday, August 25 from 6:00pm-7:30pm
770 N. Jefferson St. Lower level
Welcome to BBBS! We have a special activity for our newest matches. Join BBBS for a fun-filled activity focused on building your match relationship, meeting other matches, and staying connected to BBBS. The activity will have three interactive opportunities to get to know each other and other matches, work on your personal match goals, and learn about our REACH program and take away great ideas for activities to do together. This activity is for matches within the first three months and for all ages. Each match that attends will receive a gift card for a future outing. We will provide a light dinner.
Climb to the Top *Ages 14 and older
Tuesday, August 31 from 6:00pm-7:30pm
Adventure Rock Climbing Gym | 2220 N. Commerce St., Milwaukee, 53212
Join us for a night of rock climbing with Adventure Rock. This is great opportunity to spend time with other teens, build confidence, take healthy risks, and be active. We will facilitate team-building activities to help you get to know other matches, problem solve, and accomplish goals. Snacks provided. This event is for all skill levels and Littles ages 14 and older. Please note: A wavier must be signed by a parent/caregiver for your Little to participate. If your match can’t make it, don’t forget we have a Big Deal Discount: Show your BBBS membership card and receive 50% off admission for Bigs and Littles and 50% off punch passes.
Match activities provide free and inexpensive things to do and the opportunity to meet other Bigs and Littles. These structured group events are part of REACH, which incorporates learning and development into a variety of activities that provide a well-rounded experience for our Littles. There are five categories of REACH activities: