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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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Our Rising Star!

Congratulations to Fleetwood High School Big Megan Makovsky!  Megan was one of only ten (10) across the nation selected as a BBBSA Rising Star! Megan will be attending Wilkes University this Fall for their Pharmacy program.  Besides being a Big Sister for our SMART program at Fleetwood, Megan is part of her school’s National Honor Society, Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America, orchestra, chorus, Stage Crew, Library Aides, tennis, and Rho Kappa. Minor League Baseball (MiLB) and MiLB Charities last week announced the ten high school students nationwide who will receive a $500 college stipend as part of the…

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37th Annual BFKS a success!

Success!  That one word describes the results of our 37th Annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake (BFKS) held April 16th at Hiester Lanes and May 4th & 5th at Berks Lanes.  BFKS is our largest internal fundraiser of the year, and this year raised upwards of $76,000 to help fund our four (4) quality-driven mentoring programs serving Berks County children facing adversity. Thank you to everyone who helped to make it a success including Prime Sponsor Tompkins VIST Bank. We also thank our T-Shirt Sponsors:     We would also like to thank: Major Sponsors: Diamond Credit Union — East Penn…

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Little of the Month – May 2019

Meet Julien…a 10-year-old who is just finishing 5th grade and is our Little of the Month!  Julien has been with BBBS for about 7 months now.  He would like to be matched with a Big who enjoys art, baseball, video games, and being active.  Julien says he may be a little shy at first, but he is really excited about being matched! Do you have a little time to spend with someone like Julien?  If so, stand with Big Brothers Big Sisters to DEFEND his POTENTIAL and others like him.  We ask our Bigs to meet with their Littles for…

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