BBBS February Newsletter

posted Feb 19, 2015, 7:29 AM by Abbey Scott

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS FEBRUARY NEWS

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SNOWMAN STAMPEDE WRAP!

The Snowman Stampede took place on February 7, 2015 in Riverton. This event was held in conjunction with the Wild West Winter Carnival. Runners, walkers, and numerous kids came out to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming. The weather was gorgeous and the winning time was just over 19 minutes. We greatly appreciate all who registered and all who helped out. New this year was our option to run the 5K virtually. We had 11 people in Utah and Wyoming run a 5K and earn their medals without traveling to Riverton - although we wish they were there. We greatly appreciated their support. Our sponsors were fantastic and everyone went home with at least one prize. Sponsors included; Brunton, First Interstate Bank, Wyoming Wireless, Iron Works Gym, Teton Athletic Club, Kelly Goede, Meadowlark Books, The Breadboard, Teton Therapy group, Hammer Electronics, Mountain Ledge Baking, Roasted Bean & Cuisine, Rudy Calvert, Wind River Hotel & Casino, Jerry’s Flowers and Things, and The Riverton Chamber of Commerce.

NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH

National Mentoring Month at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming was a success! We had several of our matches featured in local newspapers, like The Northern Wyoming Daily News and The Greybull Standard. A big thank you to the newspapers for supporting our program and helping us spread the word about what our program does and the fabulous mentors that we have volunteering their time to Start Something…..Big!

Big Sister Jennifer Wetherbee and her Little Brother were one of the features in the Northern Wyoming Daily News. They talked about their recent celebration of their one year anniversary, the diversity of backgrounds for Littles, activities during their meetings and the fact that having a consistent caring mentor makes a difference.

Big Sister Michelle King and Big Brother Alan Bentley from Basin and Greybull talked about how quickly the time goes when you’re spending time together and how rewarding the experience is. Alan is retired and has many things in common with his Little Brother. He enjoys the time they spend together and recommends that everyone should be a Big. Michelle has been matched with her Little Sister for 3 years and they have really developed a bond over their time and outings.

There was a solid social media campaign talking about all the positive things that come from mentoring relationships, the positive outcomes of the child down the road and all the fun activities that are shared among the communities. 

We can’t thank our volunteers enough for all they do for our organization. It’s their time, energy and passion that make this program such a huge success.

FINANACIAL GLANCE

THANK YOU to everyone who donates to Big Brothers Big Sisters! We could not do the work we do without the generous support of our communities. 

We would like to give a special thank you to everyone who donated to our Annual Fund drive, we have raised over $2,500!

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 28 - Holiday Inn Craft Fair (proceeds go to BBBS), Cody
February 28 - Worland Match Activity - 10-1:30. We will be creating a BBBS geo cache to hide and find. There will be treasure hunt with pizza! 
March 14 - Cody Community Health Fair, Cody
March 27 - Blue Jean Friday - Powell Valley Health Care, Powell
March 28 - Park Co. Health Fair, Powell
April 3-6 - BBBS NWWY Offices Closed
April 10 - Bowl For Kids' Sake - College Night, Powell
April 11 - Bowl For Kids' Sake - BIG EVENT, Cody

BOWL FOR KIDS' SAKE

Bowl for Kids' Sake is the largest and most important annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming in Park County. 

Our goal this year is to raise $20,000 for the hundreds of children we serve every year.

Teams of five bowlers compete to raise the most money and celebrate their efforts on Friday, April 10, 2015 for a special College and High School night and on Saturday, April 11, 2015 during TWO HOURS of bowling fun at Cody Superbowl for our BIG event! 

It's an exciting day full of entertainment, raffle drawings and special prizes!

Make a difference! 

Your support helps Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming match at-risk youth in our community with caring adults so they can become confident, competent and caring individuals!

See you at Bowl for Kids' Sake 2015 - Friday, April 10, 2015 (in Powell - College and High School students ONLY) and Saturday, April 11 in Cody!

REGISTER HERE: donate.bbbsnwwy.com

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Snowman Stampede WRAP!

posted Feb 19, 2015, 7:10 AM by Abbey Scott

The Snowman Stampede took place on February 7, 2015 in Riverton. This event was held in conjunction with the Wild West Winter Carnival. Runners, walkers, and numerous kids came out to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming. The weather was gorgeous and the winning time was just over 19 minutes. We greatly appreciate all who registered and all who helped out. New this year was our option to run the 5K virtually. We had 11 people in Utah and Wyoming run a 5K and earn their medals without traveling to Riverton - although we wish they were there. We greatly appreciated their support. Our sponsors were fantastic and everyone went home with at least one prize. Sponsors included; Brunton, First Interstate Bank, Wyoming Wireless, Iron Works Gym, Teton Athletic Club, Kelly Goede, Meadowlark Books, The Breadboard, Teton Therapy group, Hammer Electronics, Mountain Ledge Baking, Roasted Bean & Cuisine, Rudy Calvert, Wind River Hotel & Casino, Jerry’s Flowers and Things, and The Riverton Chamber of Commerce.

Bowl For Kids' Sake

posted Feb 3, 2015, 7:10 AM by Abbey Scott

Bowl For Kids' Sake will be held on April 10 in Powell for a special college night and April 11 for the BIG EVENT in Cody!

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