On January 25th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) hosted its annual Winter Blast match event presented by GEICO Cares at Dave & Busters in Massapequa. The annual event, held in celebration of National Mentoring Month, was attended by over 100 matches of Bigs and Littles who enjoyed a fun filled day of games, food and raffles.
Each match received a Dave & Busters unlimited power play card and 25 raffle tickets to use for the Chinese auction. Additionally, Littles went home with new hats donated by Steve Madden.
“Winter Blast is an annual match event that everyone looks forward to. It’s a great opportunity for our matches and the BBBSLI team to come together and have fun. We’re grateful to our presenting sponsor GEICO Cares for their support of this fantastic event,” said Mark Cox, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island.
BBBSLI coordinates match activities and events 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.
We want to extend our appreciation to presenting sponsor GEICO Cares for making this event possible. Thanks also goes to the volunteers from Estee Lauder who gave their time to help at the event and to Steve Madden for donating hats for our Littles.
Feeling the excitement and seeing the joy on the faces of our matches truly made this event a “blast” for everyone in attendance. To see more photos of our matches having fun at Winter Blast click HERE