We have fun and exciting opportunities for you to get involved, meet great people and help us fulfill our mission! What's happening at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri? Keep up with us here.
BBBSEMO Featured Event:
June 4: 4 a Greener Game at Busch Stadium
Join BBBS and the St. Louis Cardinals as we help the environment and enjoy a FREE Cardinals game. You will be helping the Cardinals collect recyclable items during the game and watch the Cards beat the Arizona Diamondbacks. Volunteers are needed from 6:00pm until 15 minutes following the game. We will meet at the Stan Musial Statue on 7th street at 6:00. Click here for more information on the 4 a Greener Game program. RSVP by emailing RSVP@bbbsemo.org with your name and your Little's name and "Greener Game" in the subject.
Thank You Squad: Now forming
Consider joining our Thank You Squad and help us express our gratitude to those generous folks who support our mission of building trusting and enduring relationships that encourage and support young people.
- As a member of the Thank You Squad, you and your Little will be asked to make a short phone call to one of our donors.
- This call can be made at your convenience, during one of your already scheduled outings with your Little.
- We will provide a very brief script as well as the donor's contact info.
We had lots of Teams of Bigs and Littles make calls last summer and they were a big hit with our donors. If you would be willing to make a call to a donor to thank them for their support in creating Teams like yours, please contact April Baker at (314) 615-1048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Events for Bigs and Littles
Now-July 31: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Follow the yellow brick road to Central Library where you can experience Oz as you never have! Based on L. Frank Baum's book from 1900, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz traveling exhibit is a larger than life "pop-up book" that dazzles the eyes and stimulates the mind. Children have the chance to step into Dorothy's shoes (literally) and encounter science, art and history through the magic of this timeless tale. Full details can be found here.
May 25-September 23: Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame at the Missouri History Museum
Visit the most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on America’s most popular sport. This 6,000 square-foot exhibition will include memorabilia from all-time greats to contemporary stars. More than 200 football artifacts from the Pro Football Hall of Fame collections will be on display, many of which have never been seen outside of the Hall of Fame. Make the game come alive in one of the 12 interactive displays throughout the exhibit. Full details can be found here.
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Upcoming Events for All
Saturday, May 25: CDM Mind and Body 2013
Join in this celebration of healthy accomplishments. Activities include a 5K race, fun run, fitness challenge and healthy living seminar. A variety of lifestyle vendors will be on site. The event takes place at Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School, 701 N. Spring Avenue, St. Louis. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and will weave through Grand Center. Briant Mitchell of BKM Boot Camp will lead the challenge, KMOX's health and fitness guru Monica Adams will emcee and Fredbird and the St. Louis Rams Cheerleaders will be available for pictures. The cost is $30 for the 5K and the rest of the events are FREE. For more information visit www.cdmmindandbody.org.
Sports Talk Radio
Vivian Gibson, BBBSEMO Senior Director, Volunteer Recruitment, has been hitting the St. Louis area sports talk radio stations in an effort to promote volunteer recruitment. Much of the discussion has focused on finding great Big Brothers. We will be sure to let you know where Vivian lands next. Stay tuned!
Past Events That We're Still Talking About
The BIG Event
2013 is off to a great start! In April, BBBSEMO hosted hundreds of Littles, Bigs, families, and friends at the inaugural Big Event. Find out what all the buzz is about and check out the pictures here. We hope you will join us next year as we celebrate 100 years of service in St. Louis.
Help BBBS Help More Kids in St. Louis!
Bowl for Kids' Sake
Our signature fundraising event kicked off Feb. 23 with the Celebrity/VIP Edition of Bowl for Kids' Sake. Our St. Louis public events are scheduled for June and July. To see the complete schedule, check here.
Tickets for Our Teams
Donate your tickets. Not going to use those two tickets to the Cardinals' game? Going out of town the weekend you were going to see that kid-friendly musical at the Fabulous Fox? Consider donating your tickets to Big Brothers Big Sisters. We, in turn, offer the tickets to our Big Brothers and Big Sisters and their Littles. To donate your tickets, contact Michael Neal at (314) 361-5900.