Saturday & Sunday, May 19-20, 2018
Thanks to all of our 2018 BIG Match Sponsors!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Hill Country serves Kerr, Medina, Kendall, and Gillespie Counties. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Details of Event:
The BIG Match is a USTA sanctioned tournament. The event will begin on May 18, with a catered Pre-Tournament Sponsor Appreciation Cocktail Social at the HEB Tennis Center (rain location: TBD). In addition, there will be a meet & greet and a celebrity auction of local tennis players for an exhibition match that evening. The tournament will include a series of adults and juniors singles and doubles, and youth activities as well (on Friday evening only). The Tennis Tournament Benefit will then take place at the HEB Tennis Center on Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20.
Through the tennis tournament benefit, we hope to increase local financial support of Big Brothers Big Sisters, because as an organization, we specialize in serving children who face challenges. Some have a relative who is incarcerated, some live with only one parent or guardian; some deal with the knowledge that their family struggles financially from one day to the next. We connect each child with a mentor from the community who supplements the child’s existing support system, those who care for the child at home and in school. By providing emotional support and measurable outcomes, Big Brothers Big Sisters is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children living in the Hill Country.
Please contact Zoe for more info: (830) 257-2447
The Mo-Ranch Polar Bear Challenge
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Hill Country was named as the beneficiary of the 25th Annual Polar Bear Challenge at Mo-Ranch
After making a $25 donation benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Hill Country, riders slid down a 35-foot high, 116-foot long water slide straight into the icy waters of the Guadalupe River!
The event was held on New Year’s Day and featured free food, beverages, live music, festivities & polar bear fun!
Pictured left to right: Mo-Ranch, site of the Polar Bear Challege; Board Member Dick Luebke, Big Sister Keldey Penn; the Dynamic Duo
Pictured left to right: the official commemorative t-shirt; BBBS staff member David McGuff taking the plunge; and a couple shots of the Polar Bear!
Big Brothers Big Sisters Welcomes Our New Kerrville Staff
Zoe Van Dyke graduated cum laude from The College of
Wooster, in Wooster, Ohio, with a B.A. in Art History and Women's, Gender, and
Sexuality Studies. She has two M.A. degrees, one from McCormick Theological
Seminary (Chicago, IL) in Theological Studies, and the other from Indiana
University (Bloomington, IN) in Art History. Zoe is the Director of External
Relations at the Kerrville Branch, and she began working with BBBS in August of
David McGuff has lived in Kerrville for over 20
years, graduating from Tivy high school before getting his BA in Communication
Studies at Schreiner University. David has been involved with the Theatre Arts
community in Kerrville, volunteering at both the Point Theatre and Cailloux
Theatre as well as founding Yellow Lab Productions. David has worked as
the Performing Arts Coordinator at the Salvation Army's Kroc Center and as a
High School English Teacher. He will be the Director of Programs at the
Kerrville branch of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas.
Tara Maguire graduated from Tivy High School and from Texas
Christian University with a B.A. in Journalism. Tara is very active in the
Kerrville community and is currently serving on Kerrville Public School
Foundation Board and is president of the Peterson Middle School PTO. Tara started
working at BBBS in December 2017 as Service Delivery Assistant/Intake-Customer
What we've been up to!
Pictured left to right: Littles enjoyed a Christmas party hosted by the Kerr County 4-H program in December; Bigs Zachary & Andrea Fischer recently took their Little, Logan to Monster Golf in San Antonio; Little Brother Andrew enjoys a treat at Bonzai Restaurant as a reward from Big Brother John Fleckenstein for his outstanding report card; Bigs Charlies & Kathy Hall and their Little Sister Caitlin are celebrating 5 years as a match!
Little Brother Andrew's first trip to Austin
Big Brother John takes him to a UT basketball game, In-N-Out Burger and the Capitol.
Contact Zoe or David for more information
(830) 257-2447 | email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
1127 E. Main St.
Kerrville, TX 78028