Group Match Activities

BBBS Graduation Party – Save the Date!

Thursday, May 24, 6-7:30 PM, UNR Knowledge Center Rotunda

Our Littles who will be graduating from high school this year are invited, along with their Bigs, and families to our annual graduation celebration on.  Please look for your invitation in the mail in early May! 

BridgeWire Makerspace: String Art

Wed, May 30,  6-7:30 PM, 1055 Industrial Way #20, Sparks, NV  89431

Yet another cool project is awaiting you at our monthly session at BridgeWire.  Lots of string and yarn will be available for your use, but feel free to bring your own if you want a specific color!  RSVP by May 25 

Free Tickets to the Big Dig

 Saturday, June 2, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Rilite Aggregate, 9002 Western Skies Dr, Reno, 89521

Matches will have an opportunity to operate heavy construction equipment like bulldozers, cranes, and “earthmovers”, with the help and supervision of professional operators.  In addition, you can check out the team from REMSA and their helicopter, see a demonstration from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, and much more!  Stay for an hour or longer, depending on your level of interest.  Limited tickets are available, so RSVP ASAP!

Looking Ahead: Youth Conference

Sat, June 2, 9:00 AM to 3:00: Youth Conference

Join Together Northern Nevada (JTNN) is sponsoring a conference for high school students entitled “Building Blocks 4 A Beter U” at the Boys & Girls Club, 1090 Bresson Ave, Reno 89502.  Breakout sessions will address issues relevant to teens and wellness, such as goal-setting, substance use prevention, suicide prevention, life after high school, mindfulness, yoga and much more!  The keynote speaker is a Psychologist and comedian who will inspire the youth through humor.  We encourage you to tell your high school Littles about this opportunity.  Registration will be available at on May 1

Bicycle Workshop

Thurs, June 21, 2:00-4:30 PM

 Grizzly Creek Ranch, 5900 Grizzly Rd, Portola, CA  96122

Up to 10 children between the ages of 6 and 10 are invited to participate in an outreach project as part of that week’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening (RYLA) program.  Littles will be taught bike safety and will receive a free bike and helmet.  Accompanying Bigs will be included, so you can see first-hand how this Rotary sponsored leadership program for high school juniors works.  If you are available to drive your Little to Portola on a Thursday afternoon, (an approx. 45 minute drive each way) RSVP by mid-April

Ongoing: Half Day Fly Fishing Trip with Cast Hope

Dates are flexible and available throughout the year. Most trips are on the Truckee River, this side of Truckee, CA. 

Are you and your Little ready for a new adventure? Bigs can nominate their Littles, ages 10-17, to receive a free half-day fly fishing experience for both of you, complete with a guide and all equipment needed! The experience is free, but a one-day fishing license will be required for each participant age 16 and older (at the cost of approximately $15/each). If you and your Little are interested, RSVP to receive the nomination form.

Annual Picnic at Idlewilde Park


Wed, July 11, 5:30-7:30 PM: Annual BBBS Picnic at Idlewilde Park 

Save the date for this fun event, open to all BBBS matches.  We’ll arrange transportation for the Littles of any Site-based Bigs who are able to come, so you can meet them there!  Details will be forthcoming.