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38th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake

Due to the current emergency conditions relating to COVID-19, the 38th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake (currently scheduled for April 25th-26th at Berks Lanes and May 12th at Hiester Lanes) has been postponed. The event is our largest internal fundraiser of the year, so is critical to Big Brothers Big Sisters in defending the potential of our Littles.  Thank you to everyone who has supported our BFKS effort in the past.  We hope you will check back often for news on when we will be holding the 2020 BFKS.  We will hold it at a later date(s), based on guidance…

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38th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake

The 38th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake — sponsored by Tompkins VIST Bank — is coming!  Benefiting our quality-driven mentoring programs, BFKS is our largest internal fundraiser of the year — as we are seeking to raise over $80,000 this year.  YOU can help defend potential in Berks County youth in a number of ways: Form your team(s) of 4-5 bowlers and join us at one of our three bowling days.  Remember, it doesn’t matter if you are an avid bowler or a first-timer, because it’s not about bowling.  It’s about having FUN to HELP KIDS! We ask each team…

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2019 Annual Awards

Congratulations to our Annual Awards recipients for 2019!  Our Annual Awards are given out each year as part of our Annual Holiday Party, which was held December 19th. Out-going Board President Karen Meck was honored as our David Hyman Volunteer of the Year.  Karen has been on our Board for nearly seven years and has served on a number of Committees including our Capital Campaign Committee, the Planning Committee, and so much more.  During her tenure as Board President, Karen has overseen major changes in policies, technology, and branding at the agency.  She epitomizes the term “Defender of Potential.” Karen…

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Carriage House Activities Center Recognized

The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance presented a Building Berks award to the Carriage House Activities Center and some of the people who made it a reality.  The Building Berks Awards & Trade Expo took place October 16th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Reading; and the Carriage House Activities Center won in the Non-Profit category.  Executive Director Jim Smith, Board President Karen Meck, and Capital Campaign Chair Jason Hornberger were on-hand to accept the award — along with representatives of Dolan Construction and Muhlenberg Greene Architects. The Carriage House Activities Center project got its first boost from Leadership Berks, when a…

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2019 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational

The rain held off, as the golfers made their way around Willow Hollow Golf Course teeing off another RECORD YEAR for the Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational.  This year’s event on August 16th was the highest grossing golf event ever for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County! In the end, it came down to the wire.  One of the two teams for RKL LLP came in at 3rd Place with a score of 56.  Two teams — Sam’s Team (last year’s champions) and Customers Bank — tied for 1st & 2nd with a score of 54…but it was Customers Bank…

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2019 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational

Just 11 days away from the 2019 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational…and we still have four (4) slots left for golf teams!  Title Sponsors UGI, Baker Tilly, Cipriani & Werner, Customers Bank, and Enersys invite you to join us for this exciting event! This year’s golf event — benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA — takes place Friday, August 16th, at Willow Hollow Golf Course.  Registration is from 12 noon to 12:45 pm…with Arby’s MarketFresh sandwiches, hot dogs, snacks, and drinks.  We have a “shotgun” start at 1 pm with snacks and drinks available throughout, then a catered…

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Congratulations!

Little Sister Neishalys and Big Sister Cyndi recently celebrated their first anniversary of their match together…one year & going since BS Cyndi chose to stand with LS Neishalys and empower her potential. We have many more Little Brothers and Little Sisters who are in need of a Big.  Call the agency at (610) 373-5544 to find out how you — like Cyndi — can DEFEND POTENTIAL in our youth.  

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Little of the Month – June 2019

He wants to be a police officer or a YouTuber when he grows up.  Meet Little Brother Avery, our Little of the Month for June 2019.  LB Avery enjoys playing outside with his friends, taking his dog for walks, playing on his electronics, and collecting Pokémon cards.  he just recently joined Big Brothers Big Sisters, and is awaiting a One-To-One match.  Are you who he has been waiting for? LB Avery would benefit greatly from having a positive, out-going role model in his life.  He is looking for someone that he can trust and talk to; someone to spend one-on-one…

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New Match

Congratulations!  Little Brother Hawthorne and Big Brother Joe are our newest match!  We offer them a warm welcome to our One-To-One program! Thank you BB Joe for standing with us to ignite his potential.  You too can help to defend potential in Little Brothers and Little Sisters like LB Hawthorne.  Call (610) 373-5544 to find out how.

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2019 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational

  A fourth company has stepped up to help Big Brothers Big Sisters defend potential in our youth. We again thank the other Title Sponsors that have joined our efforts, so far: Remember…iIt won’t be long before Berks Countians tee off to DEFEND POTENTIAL in our Little Brothers and Little Sisters!  Preparations are underway for the 2019 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational! There is still time for YOUR company to serve as a Title Sponsor ($2,000 level), a Major Sponsor ($1,000), or an Assisting Sponsor ($500).  Companies and individuals are also invited to support our efforts as a Hole Sponsor ($100)….

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