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There’s still time to golf for kids’ sakes!

In just over a week, at least 20 foursomes will hit the links in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County…and there is still time for YOU to join us!  And who knows?  You might just be the one to sink that Hole-In-One for a car! Start your weekend off early on Friday, August 19th, at Willow Hollow Golf Course. Registration begins at 12 noon with a “shotgun” start to the round at 1 pm.  Food and refreshments are available for the golfers throughout the event, and we have a catered meal afterwards while the results are being tabulated. …

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New ways to donate!

Thinking of joining us at the 2022 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational next month, and you want to pay ahead of time?  Now, there’s even more ways to donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County — including for the golf event!  Besides using a credit card, BBBS of Berks now accepts donations via Venmo and ACH transfers. To register a foursome for the Golf Invitational on August 19th at Willow Hollow, simply go to https://give.classy.org/BerksGolf2022.  Maybe you don’t want to golf, but still want to help in the efforts as a Hole Sponsor or a Corporate Sponsor.  If so, go to…

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Carnival at BBBS!

Carnival games…carnival food…carnival fun!  It was carnival time at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County on Saturday for our annual Summer Picnic! Thank you to the staff and volunteers for your help with the carnival games, and a BIG thank you goes to Lisa’s Eats ‘n Treats for the carnival food.  Of course, we also want to thank the Littles, who joined us here at BBBS during a very hot day.

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The 2022 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational is about one month away!

You never know what you’ll see at the BBBS golf event.  But if previous 19 golf events prove anything — it’s that you’ll see a bevy of friendly competition, plenty of great food/refreshments, and a whole lot of FUN!  Is there a better excuse to start off your weekend early?  We think not. The 20th Annual Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational takes place Friday, August 19th, at Willow Hollow Golf Course.   Registration begins at 12 noon with a “shotgun” start to the round at 1 pm.  Food and refreshments are available for the golfers throughout the event, and we have a…

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Golfing For Kids’ Sake

Preparations for the 2022 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational are underway, and this is a landmark year as we celebrate our 20th golf tournament.  We are hoping to see upwards of 100 golfers or more at Willow Hollow Golf Course on Friday, August 19th.  Registration is from 12 noon to 12:45 pm with a “shotgun” start at 1 pm. SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!  Our appreciation goes out to EnerSys, Performance Toyota, and Customers Bank for partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County as Title Sponsors.  We still have slots available for additional Title Sponsors ($2,000 level).  We also thank UGI and Visions Federal Credit Union…

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COUL Little of the Month – June 2022

Meet Little Sister Scarlette, our June 2022 Little of the Month!  Scarlette is a 13-year-old from Reading who would like to be a pre-school teacher or an Artist. She would benefit greatly from having a positive, out-going role model in her life to stand with her to defend her potential. Scarlette likes to draw and outdoor activities. She is looking for someone to spend one-on-one time with her.  She wants someone who will encourage her interests and inspire her potential; someone she can trust & rely on; someone who will listen when she wants to talk.  Are you that someone? TOGETHER,…

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20th Annual Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational

Last year, the team from EnerSys golfed their way to a championship on the links.  Will it be a repeat this year or will another team get their names engraved on the coveted BBBS Golf Invitational Cup?  That is the question! Preparations for the 2022 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational are underway, and this is a landmark year as we celebrate our 20th golf tournament.  We are hoping to see upwards of 100 golfers or more at Willow Hollow Golf Course on Friday, August 19th.  Registration is from 12 noon to 12:45 pm with a “shotgun” start at 1 pm. SPONSORSHIPS ARE…

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ELU helps Littles & Bigs

The United Way’s ELU (Emerging Leaders Union) joined our Littles and Bigs in helping to beautify the grounds around our agency last night.  They were planting, mulching, and more.  Sounds like a lot of work, but there were smiles all around — and, of course, there was the Pizza Party are all the work was done. We thank the ELU for all of your help, as well as the Bigs who did their part — and would be remiss if we didn’t say a big Thank You to the Littles for their hard work.

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40th Annual BFKS – Thank You All!

The 40th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake raised more than $53,000 (and counting), and we thank ALL who stepped up to help us DEFEND POTENTIAL by participating in this event. Tompkins Community Bank again served as our Prime Sponsor for the event which took place April 19th at Hiester Lanes and April 24th at Berks Lanes.  Our BFKS T-shirt sponsors ($2,500 level) included:   This year’s Major Sponsors ($1,000 level) were: Diamond Credit Union — East Penn Manufacturing — Essig Plumbing & Cooling — the Jarett Yoder Memorial Fund — LaMaison Real Estate — Penske — Reading Precast — Reading…

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40th Annual BFKS Update

The bowling may be over, but there’s still more on the horizon for the 40th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake — sponsored by Tompkins Community Bank! Bowling Day #2 was on Sunday, April 24th, at Berks Lanes with more than 30 teams participating.  We thank all of our BFKS teams including: the Retired Rollers, the Holy Rollers with Gutter Fingers, RE/MAX of Reading, the Sassy Strikers from Brentwood Industries, Kutztown University America Reads America Counts, Orrstown Bank, Quaker Maid Meats, Customers Bank, the Herbein Strike Club, UGI, Bowling For Kids’ Sake (AFLAC), Wells Fargo, and The Retros.  We also had…

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