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Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween!

Our Littles are ready for some Halloween fun!  COUL Littles were joined by some One-To-One Matches last night, showing off their pumpkin carving & decorating skills. As Halloween nights approach, we urge everyone to enjoy — but make sure you do it safely.  For the kids…the FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention offer these guidelines: Wear costumes that say “flame resistant” on the label. If you make your costume, use flame-resistant fabrics such as polyester or nylon. Wear bright, reflective costumes or add strips of reflective tape so you’ll be more visible;…

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Little of the Month – October 2021

He may not know exactly what he wants to do, and that’s okay!  But Little Brother Jaime knows he wants to be successful when he grows up…and that’s what we all want for him, right? Meet LB Jaime, our October 2021 Little of the Month!  This 10-year-old from the City of Reading enjoys outdoor activities and sports — and would benefit greatly from having a positive, out-going role model in his life to stand with him to defend and inspire his potential. TOGETHER, WE ARE DEFENDERS OF POTENTIAL!  Are you willing to stand with us to defend the potential of…

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Matches in the Community

Little Brother Avery and Big Brother Joe were out reaching new heights recently!  BB Joe said their time at Reading Rocks reminded him of climbing when he was younger, and said LB Avery was like Spiderman Junior.  He said LB Avery was very ambitious and all over the place, enjoying the experience. LB Avery and BB Joe were utilizing tickets provided through an effort by NAI Keystone.  Along with a few partners (D & B Construction, Motus Equities, and Keystone Property & Asset Management), NAI Keystone gathered and donated tickets from a number of Berks County activities for our matches…

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Little of the Month – September 2021

He enjoys playing basketball, swimming, and playing Xbox.  When he grows up, LB Jayvius wants to be a sheriff or a police officer. Little Brother Jayvius is our Little of the Month for September 2021!  This 9-year-old from Reading would benefit greatly from having a positive, out-going role model in his life — someone to stand with him to defend his potential.  Is that person you?! Since 1968, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA has provided quality-driven mentoring programs to Berks County youth facing adversity.  We DO NOT create potential, because every child has it.  Rather, our staff…

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19th Annual Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational – Wrap Up

After needing to cancel last year’s golf event, the 19th Annual Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational came back strong as a record-breaking event.  It was the highest grossing golf event ever!  This year’s Golf Invitational brought in nearly $31,000 to help fund our four (4) mentoring programs serving Berks County youth facing adversity. Our Corporate friends welcomed our return with open arms, making it also the highest level of Corporate support ever!  Thank you to our six (6) Title Sponsors:  EnerSys, Performance Toyota, UGI, Baker Tilly, Cipriani & Werner, and Customers Bank.  We also thank our Major Sponsors (East Penn Manufacturing,…

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And the 2021 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational Champions are…

Congratulations to the team from EnerSys!  With a score of 57, they are this year’s Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational Champions!  Their team name and score will be engraved on the coveted BBBS Jason Claudfelter Invitational Cup, and will have the opportunity to proudly display the cup at EnerSys prior to next year’s event. Second place honors went to the team from Office Service Company and Burkey Construction with a score of 58. There was a tie for 3rd Place with a score of 59.  That’s when we turn to the experts at our host Willow Hollow Golf Course.  Based on…

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August 2021 – Little of the Month

Little Brother Julien enjoys drawing, which fits because he wants to be an artist when he grows up. LB Julien — our Little of the Month for August 2021 — is a 13-year-old from Wyomissing, who would benefit greatly from having a positive, out-going role model in his life to stand with him and defend his potential.  Besides drawing, LB Julien enjoys playing video games, riding his bike, going fishing, and boxing. Are you willing to stand with us to ignite and empower the potential of LB Julien or any of our waiting Littles?  For as little as 12 hours per…

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Three weeks to the 2021 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational!

Today, we welcome Baker Tilly to our roster of Title Sponsors for the 2021 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational! But your company can still serve as a Corporate Sponsor; as a Major Sponsor ($1,000 level) or Assisting Sponsor ($500 level).  Your company or individuals can also join on as Hole Sponsors.  For just $100, your or your company will be recognized with a professionally-printed Hole Sponsor sign along the Willow Hollow Golf Course. There’s also plenty of room for golfers, so form your foursome today for a day of food & fun on Friday, August 20th!  Golfers will receive an event…

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BBBS Golf Invitational Cup is up for grabs!

Will your company or team get its name etched into the coveted BBBS Golf Invitational Cup this year?  Or will the current champs Customers Bank retain their title this year at the 2021 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational?  These are just some of the questions to be answered on August 20th at Willow Hollow Golf Course.  Men’s Longest Drive, Women’s Longest Drive, and Closest to the Pin are also up-for-grabs — as we head back to the links. The 2021 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational is our 19th golf event, and is expected to be another exciting one — so don’t miss…

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The Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational is fast approaching!

Looking for a reason to start an up-coming weekend early?  Well, how about enjoying a nice day of golf while DEFENDING POTENTIAL in Berks County youth?  The Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational is back on the links in 2021, so join us for a day of fun, food, and more!  We are heading to Willow Hollow Golf Course on Friday, August 20th. Our golf event — named after the late Jason Claudfelter (former Board Treasurer and Golf Committee Chair) — is a scramble format with a “shotgun” start at 1 pm (registration from 12 noon to 12:45 pm).  The event includes food…

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