Serving 13 South Texas Counties
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brazos Valley Raises Over $26,000 at their Night of Magic
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brazos Valley hosted a magical evening with a performance by magician Paul Draper. Through the generosity of numerous attendees, the donor and volunteer supported mentoring network was able to raise over $26,000. This will allow Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brazos Valley to continue supporting match success and make new, meaningful matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18.
The event was held at Ice House on Main in Bryan, Texas and included a silent and live auction, a photobooth, and inspiring speeches by local branch director, Terry Dougherty, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas’ President & CEO, Denise Barkhurst. Ronin provided a delicious, farm-to-table dinner and Rebecca Creek Distillery provided craft cocktails. Marca Ewers, a local attorney, chaired the Night of Magic planning team.
“This year’s Night of Magic was unique in that we were able to invite many more, diverse people, who were all integral in making this our most successful event yet,” said program staff member, Terri Hays. “The community united to support this wonderful organization and have a great time.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brazos Valley will defend, ignite, and empower the potential of over 160 currently participating children, made possible by the generosity of donors and volunteers. The planning stages for Night of Magic 2019 are already underway.
Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to thank our Sponsors, without whom none of what we do would be possible.
Magic Maker Sponsor: Davis & Davis Law Firm
|Magruder Homes||Linebarger||Wakefield Foundation|
|Marca Theresa Ewers, P.C.||Wells Fargo Bank||Stylecraft Builders|
|Sherri Echols, Realtor
||Dixie Chicken||Parker Crossing-Downtown Bryan|
|Party Time Rentals||Candy 95||Twin Oaks Landfill|
|Aggieland Properties||Rick Davis & Associates||Shurtleff Law
|Schaefer Custom Homes||Roland Schweitzer & Susan Woodward
|Geke Verspui & Ruud Weijermars
||Lane Miller, M.D.
||Aggie Leadership & Service
|Katherine Zemanek||James Odom
Please click here to see photographs from the event.
Thanks to all who made the TexAgs Sporting Clay Shoot a huge success!
For more questions please contact Tery Dougherty at (979) 224-3660 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chilifest,Inc. donated $7,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Brazos Valley last month. Each year the proceeds of the student-run music festival is given to area non-profits. Big Brothers Big Sisters staff and volunteers helped out at the two day event selling lots of slushies to festival attendees.
National Mentoring Month Banquet at A&M United Methodist Church
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Brazos Valley celebrated National Mentoring Month by hosting a dinner for Bigs, Littles, families and guests at A&M United Methodist Church, College Station. The church prepared a delicious homemade meal and Spoons Frozen Yogurt and Blue Baker provided yummy desserts for all. Match anniversaries were recognized with certificates and small gifts for each volunteer. Leslie Lamkin, director of Reed Arena at Texas A&M, a Big Sister who saw her Little Sister graduate from college this past May, shared her views on mentoring and the "rapping professor" Dr. Reuben May inspired and entertained the attendees.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters Needed!
In our after school mentoring program Bigs visit with their Littles either on Tuesday or Wednesday for one hour between the hours of 3 - 5pm at an after school program in Bryan. Bigs help with homework, play sports, do crafts or just talk with their Little. This program follows the school year. Applications for the school base program are now being accepted for the upcoming school year.
Littles get FREE frozen yogurt at SPOONS when they are with their Bigs!
2305 Boonville Rd.
Bryan, TX 77840
1509 S. Texas Ave.
College Station, TX 77840
Big Brothers Big Sisters thanks A&M United Methodist Church
A&M United Methodist Church has been home to our Brazos Valley office for the past decade, and the church's Mission Team has been working to strengthen our relationship with church members. Apparently it's working as Mission Team member Ken Lee came by to paint the door to our office, which has certainly made us more visible to the community!
A special thanks to Ken Lee and A&M United Methodist Church!
Chilifest Donates $7,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters
TexAgs Big Shot Clay Shoot
On May 7, TexAgs held their 5th annual Big Shot Clay Shoot benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Brazos Valley; presented by Capital Farm Credit.
Save The Date for next year - Saturday, May 6, 2017
Be sure to check out the latest from our Brazos Valley office by clicking here.
For more information on either volunteering to mentor a child or enrolling your child in the program, please contact Terry Dougherty at our College Station office.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Brazos Valley
315 Tauber Street
College Station, TX 77840