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!

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 as you support Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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:  National 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 Rachael Gochenaur, rgochenaur@bbbsr.org or (585) 410-0151.                                       

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. The dollars raised for this event allow us to provide mentoring services to children across Monroe, Ontario, Yates, Wayne and Livingston Counties.

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. 

Here's how you can help!

  • Be a team captain
  • Rally your network to join you 
  • Set a goal to raise at least $75 per participant
  • Show up
  • Bowl for 2 hours and enjoy pizza, beverages, door prizes and more (all included with your $75 donation)
  • Feel great as you leave the event knowing you made a big difference and helped support mentoring in your community

For more information, sponsorship opportunities or questions, please contact Rachael Gochenaur, rgochenaur@bbbsr.org or (585) 410-0151.  

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! 

START SOMETHING!

Enjoy a fantastic round of golf, great food and lots of fun, all while supporting BBBSR! Golfer registration includes:

  • driving range
  • greens fee (scramble format)
  • participation in hole-in-one contest
  • on-course games
  • beverages throughout the day
  • lunch and dinner

Be sure to contact us to learn more about what our golf event has to offer as well as it's impact on our youth.

Be a Sponsor! 

In 2016,  100 more children were matched with mentors because of the generous sponsorships from last year's event.

By becoming a corporate sponsor, your business or workplace will gain invaluable exposure to our community supporters! For more information about sponsorship, please contact Dorothy Kelley, Development Officer, at dkelley@bbbsr.org or 585-442-2250

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 Rachael Gochenaur,  rgochenaur@bbbsr.org or (585) 410-0151.