On January 20th, in celebration of National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) hosted its annual Winter Blast match event presented by Geico at Dave & Busters in Islandia. Bigs and Littles all enjoyed a fun filled day of games, food and raffles. The event also included a book fair, sponsored by The Book Fairies, which allowed for every Little to leave the event with brand new books.
Each match received a Dave & Busters unlimited power play card and 25 raffle tickets to use for the Chinese auction. A variety of free giveaways were also distributed including, designer children’s shoes donated by BCNY Synclaire Brands, handmade hats & scarves donated by Care to Knit and winter coats donated by various Long Island schools.
“Winter Blast is always one of our favorite match events of the year. It is an incredible opportunity for our matches and the BBBSLI team to come together, socialize and have fun! We’re grateful for the donors and volunteers who help to make this possible,” said Nancy Farrell Travers, Director of Services for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island.
BBBSLI coordinates match events and activities throughout the year as part of its on-going professional support of our program’s mentoring relationships. The Winter Blast has become a highly anticipated event for both our Bigs and Littles. In addition to each match getting to enjoy a fun time together, events such as Winter Blast allow Bigs and Littles to socialize and interact with other matches and the BBBSLI staff which promotes unity and comradery with the agency.
Thank you to our presenting sponsor Geico for making this event possible. We also want to extend special thanks to the Estee Lauder Good Works volunteers who gave their time to help throughout the event.
Feeling the excitement in the room and seeing the enjoyment on the faces of our matches truly made this event a “blast” for everyone in attendance.
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