Serving Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Citrus, Hernando and Sumter counties.

Jungle Gala Gets Wild!

 A great time was had by all at the 17th Art of Helping Children Gala! With over 700 attendees, silent and live auctions, and fantastic music thanks to the Ethan Parker Band, the event was a success. View a photo slideshow HERE and see one of the videos starring former Little turned Big, Tiffany HERE! For more details, candid and portait photo links, and sponsors, visit our News Page.

 


100 Men 100 Days Returns!

 There are hundreds of Tampa Bay children facing adversity on our waiting list, and the vast majority of them are boys seeking a positive male role model in their lives. You can find volunteer info HERE! If you're already a Big, spread the word and SHARE with your friends and family on social media! Help us recruit 100 Men in 100 Days.

 


Don't Miss the WIN Symposium!

 Be sure to check out the Susan M. Senger 11th Annual Women's Symposium, being held at the Nielsen complex in Oldsmar. On Tuesday, October 4th, women and men professionals will come together to network, check out great speakers and of course help to promote and raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay! Sign up HERE!

 


 The Pinellas Leadership Council invites you to meet the Stars Behind the Bar to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters! On October 20th, you can enjoy * Silent auction * Airplane tours * Raffle prizes and games * Celebrity bartenders * Food and drink specials.

Plus a chance to meet and mingle with local stars behind the bar, including: Soul Singer and Songwriter ALEX Harris, Tampa Bay Times Sports Columnist Tom Jones, Representative Chris Latvala, WTSP-TV Reporter Beau Zimmer, and more.

Proceeds raised will support Big Brothers Big Sisters mission to build strong and enduring one-to-one mentoring relationships for children across Tampa Bay. The “Littles” in the program gain tools and guidance they need to be successful in school and in life. For more information, call 813-389-2783 or visit our Facebook page!


Frenchy's Tennis Tournament Turns 24!

 Held at McMullen Tennis Complex in Clearwater, this three-day event is one of the largest doubles tennis tournaments on Florida’s West Coast! Attracting more than 300 players state-wide, the popularity of this event continues to grow along with our 100 plus item silent auction. Advance bidding is available during the pre-event Draw Party, held at Frenchy’s Saltwater Cafe for players and guests. The tournament ID is 150035316Register Today!


4th Annual Charity Golf Classic

 For the 4th straight year Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay will hold the Charity Golf Classic. Sponsored by Bloomin' Brands, Inc. and organized by their team of volunteers, the tournament will be held on Saturday Nov 5th at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel. 4-person scramble, 1PM tee time, and a 6PM awards reception. We will also have games, auction items, dinner, and more!
CLICK HERE for more information on how to register your team.


Big News!

 In an effort to make the process of becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister as convenient as possible we are launching a new series of monthly Orientation and Training sessions at locations throughout Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk counties. If you are interested in becoming a mentor to one of the hundreds of Tampa Bay children on our waiting list, plan to attend one of our all-inclusive sessions, where you will be given an overview of our programs, complete our mentor training, submit your enrollment form and schedule your in-person interview. It’s never been quicker or easier to join our organization and become a positive role model to a child facing adversity. For a county-by-county list of upcoming Big Orientation sessions, click HERE.


Allegiant Airlines Donates Flights to BBBSTB!

 As part of its “$1 Million Summer” promotion, Allegiant Airlines has donated $15,000 in free flights (75 round-trip tickets) to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay.

Read the full story HERE!


Join us for the 2nd Annual Lavonte David Charity Bowling Event and don't miss our VIP dinner with the Bucs!

 Lavonte David is hosting a special fundraiser to help the agency reach more Bigs who want to make a difference in the life of a child. Come meet your favorite Buccaneer players and support BBBS at the same time! Learn more about the dinner and bowling event HERE!

 


Win a Unique Harley Davidson Quilt!

 You could own this unique Harley quilt! And the proceeds from all raffle tickets sold for this quilt drawing, which is part of the Road Queen USA's Women Riders Weekend Bash in Homosassa this October, will go to BBBS of Tampa Bay. The drawing will be held on Oct. 8.

Buy your tickets HERE!


Join us for the 2016 Jungle Book Gala!

 This is our largest annual fundraiser featuring a black tie- optional seated dinner, full open bar, inspiring program, live and silent auctions, and dazzling entertainment.The theme this year is The Jungle Book and will be an elegant evening full of inspiring entertainment for our guests. Proceeds raised at this event will support our mission to serve more children across Tampa Bay by giving them the tools and guidance they need to be successful in school and in life. Click here for more information!

Join us for the Big Clays for Kids Annual Charity Tournament!

 Join us for a Charity Clay Shoot benefiting our mentoring programs for at-risk kids in Pasco County! Our mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact.

Buy your tickets HERE!

 


Meet our Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year

 Meet Big Sister Kim, Little Sister Delaney, Little Brother Seth, and Big Brother Rob. These four have been selected as the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay's Bigs & Littles of the year for 2016!

Rob was chosen as Florida's 2016 Big Brother of the Year! If successful there, has a chance to be the national winner. Good luck Rob!

Read more about their stories and watch the videos of their journey HERE!


School To Work Comes To Tampa!

 BBBS launched its first School-to-Work program in February, a collaboration between the agency, Nielsen and the Hillsborough County School District. Under the program, the first of its kind in Tampa Bay, students from A.P. Leto High School are bused once a month to the Nielsen campus in Oldsmar, where employees serve as Big Brothers and Big Sisters to the students. The matches, which continue through the students’ junior and senior years, will focus on individual support, guidance and friendship, as well as help preparing for life after graduation. This program helps students feel empowered and motivates their academic performance to obtain a higher level of education. Big Brothers Big Sister is always looking for new School-to-Work corporate partners! Contact JenniferL@BBBSTampaBay.org for more information.



BBBS NAMED NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR BY THE TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL!

 

 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay received the top honor in the Public and Societal Benefit category.

 Click here to read more.


 

 Thanks to your support, we reached our goal to sell 1,000 license plate vouchers statewide and now they're ready to purchase at your local Tax Collector's office.

Special thanks to Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano and staff for promoting this special project!


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay has earned a four star rating from Charity Navigator.

We proudly partner with the agencies listed below, thank you for your support.



 

 Did you know? You can now purchase a Big Brothers Big Sisters license plate! Stop by your local Tax Collector's office and ask for the Big Brothers Big Sisters specialty plate. You'll share the message about mentoring and a portion of the sale will help us pair more kids with caring mentors. Check out the video from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America CEO, Pam Iorio.

 

 Become a volunteer. We're looking for committed and dedicated men, (and yes, women and couples, too!) who want to make a difference in the life of a child (Little). Volunteers (Bigs) spend a few hours a month doing simple things with their Little: going to the library, enjoying a ball game, just hanging out and we encourage Bigs to stay matched at least for one year. Click here, call (813) 769-3600, or e-mail info@bbbstampabay.org to apply or receive more information.


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