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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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Little of the Month – July 2021

Meet Little Brother Jacob, our July 2021 Little of the Month!  LB Jacob is an 8-year-old from West Reading who wants to be a professional basketball or football player when he grows up. He would benefit greatly from having a positive, out-going role model in his life to stand with him to defend his potential.  LB Jacob enjoys sports, animals, video games and his sneaker collection. LB Jacob is looking for someone to spend one-on-one time with him. He wants someone who will encourage his interests and inspire his potential; someone he can trust & rely on; someone who will listen…

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BBBSA Board of the Year!!!!

Congratulations to our Board of Directors…the BBBSA Board of the Year!  Our Board was named the 2020 Board of the Year by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, under the Small- to Mid-Sized Agency Alliance (SMAA) category!  Immediate Past President Karen Meck accepted the award from BBBSA National President Artis Stevens. We are so proud of our Board and thankful for the time and effort that our all-volunteer Board members put into our agency.  Their leadership is an invaluable asset to our efforts to DEFEND POTENTIAL in our Littles. Our agency faced many challenges last year — but under the…

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2021 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational

We are going back to the links!  The Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational is back in 2021! After being scrubbed due to COVID-19 last year, we are so happy to announce that the Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational will be held this year on Friday, August 20th, at Willow Hollow Golf Course.  Named after the late Jason Claudfelter (Board Treasurer and Golf Committee Chair), the Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational is a scramble format with a “shotgun” start at 1 pm.  Registration goes form 12 noon to 12:45 pm.  The event includes food and refreshments before and during — plus a catered meal afterwards. …

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