Events

Your contribution helps us provide our services to more children across Greater Rochester every year. Our events are a great way to have fun, share our mission with friends and get inspired by our amazing Bigs and Littles!

Bowler?  Golfer?   Life of the party?   No matter what you're in to, you can be a part of one of our events. Think about becoming a bowler, sponsor, supporting a bowler, donating an auction item, putting together a golf foursome or joining one of our committees.  There truly is something for everyone, all are welcome to participate and join the fun for a great cause! 

General Event Timeline

  • January - Mentor Month
  • February and March - Bowl for Kids Sake
  • Summer - Annual Golf Tournament
  • Fall - Annual Appeal
  • Throughout the year - Dine for Kids Sake

For general information about our events and how you can help, contact Eboni Henderson at ehenderson@bbbsr.org for more information.

You’re invited to join us for some of the most creative and entertaining charity events in Rochester NY. Whether you like to hit the green, relax with friends, or bowl, you’re sure to have a fantastic time a you support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester.

Bowl for Kids’ Sake

Hit the lanes and start bowling strikes for this annual event to help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Bowl for Kids' Sake (BFKS) is our signature event and has continued to grow each year. 2016 was no exception! With over 800 bowlers, our BFKS participants, supporters and sponsors raised over $62,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester. These dollars allow us to provide mentoring services to children across Monroe, Ontario, Yates, Wayne and Livingston County. 

Thank you to every single one of our bowlers, sponsors, supporters and volunteers for making this year's Bowl for Kids' Sake a huge success. We're so excited by the success of 2016 that we're already planning our 2017 season!  

New to the Bowl for Kids' Sake concept?  It is exactly what it sounds like.  An afternoon of bowling with friends, family and/or co-workers to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester. Bowling events will take place in February and March of 2017. Registration will open in December 2017 at http://beabig.com. For a successful BFKS

  • Be the team captain and set the bar by registering yourself at the link above
  • Rally your people to join you by using the tools provided on the site...Facebook, Twitter and email blasts direct individuals right to your team page
  • Each team member should raise at least $50
  • Bring your team on your bowling date (no minimum or maximum number of people...we'll set you up on one lane or several!)
  • Bowl for 2 hours, enjoy pizza, beverages, door prizes and of course don't forget to pick up your BFKS t-shirt or travel mug!   Everything is included in your $50 donation
  • Feel great as you leave the event knowing that you made a big difference and helped support mentoring in your community

For more information, sponsorship opportunities or questions, please contact Eboni Henderson, ehenderson@bbbsr.org or (585) 442-2332 x112.  Eboni would also love to hear your ideas or comments about past events! 

Golf Fore Kids’ Sake

Join us for a day of golf and supporting mentoring at Irondequoit Country Club.

Big Brothers Big Sisters' Annual Golf "Fore" Kids' Sake raises money each year to help support children in the Rochester area. This year's event will be held at one of the premier golf destinations in the Finger Lakes region, Irondequoit Country Club. The meticulously maintained Donald Ross course is famous for its championship layout and scenic views! 

Please Join Us!

START SOMETHING! Enjoy a fantastic round of golf, great food and lots of fun, all while supporting BBBS! Golfer registration includes driving range, greens fee (scramble format), participation in hole-in-one contest and on-course games, beverages throughout the day, lunch and dinner. To submit a payment for this event please click the 'Submit.' 

Be a Sponsor! 

In 2016,  100 more children were matched with mentors because of the generous sponsorship support from last year's event. Your corporate sponsorship, available with or without golf, offers valuable exposure for your company! Your support makes a BIG impact on the children Big Brothers Big Sisters serves. No matter how you "slice it", it's a win-win! Click "Sponsorship Opportunities" to learn more.

Learn More! 

Interested in learning more about Big Brothers Big Sisters, please contact Eboni Henderson, Community Development at 585-442-2250 ext. 112 or ehenderson@bbbsr.org.

Dine For Kids’ Sake

Companies support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester by offering to donate a portion of designated purchases to Big Brothers Big Sisters on specified dates.

Moe's Southwest Grill and Chuck E. Cheese have already hosted this type of event helping to support kids in our community!

If you represent a company that would like to participate in this type of event, please contact Eboni Henderson, Community Development at 585-442-2250 ext. 112 or ehenderson@bbbsr.org