Community-Based Bigs

Bigs-Only Events

Updates and Notes

Updates and notes will be posted here as available!

Upcoming Group Match Activities

Please contact your Match Support Specialist for more information and to RSVP for any of the following activities. We will provide more details once you RSVP!

  • Thurs, July 7: Box Seats at Reno Aces Game vs Tacoma Rainiers: 6:35 PM, box seat tickets available for up to 10 matches, RSVP ASAP, first come first serve! (Greater Nevada Field, 250 Evans Ave, Reno, NV 89501)
  • Sat, July 9: BBBS Garden - Make signs and trellises to organize our growing garden!: 10:00 AM – noon, bring your gloves, hats, water bottles, and any seedlings you have to plant! (Kiwanis Bike Project's Community Garden, 5305 Mill Street, Reno, NV 89502)
  • Wed, July 20: BBBSNN Summer Match Picnic: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM, RSVP by July 12 to your Match Support Specialist, Includes volleyball, soccer, yard games, bounce house, picnic, and more! Each match will be asked to bring a food item, refer to your Match Support Specialist in the list below for what to bring. (Hidden Valley Regional Park, Vista Picnic Pavilion, 4740 Parkway Dr, Reno, NV 89502)
    • Betty's matches: Cut up fruit
    • Emily's matches: Side salads
    • John's matches: Cut up veggies
    • Mandy's matches: Bags of chips
    • Mariela's matches: Desserts
  • Wed, July 27: Service Project at BridgeWire Makerspace: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, matches are needed to spruce up their meeting space with a fresh coat of paint! Please help us give back to BridgeWire for the monthly activities they host! (1055 Industrial Way #20, Sparks, NV 89431)

Community Events

Activity Ideas for Community-Based Bigs

*Locations with an asterisk are in Carson City.

Games & Sports

Arts & Crafts

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)

Reading & Writing

Community, Activism, & Culture

Nature & Mindfulness

Food

  • Take a picnic lunch
  • Try a new food
  • Visit a coffee shop

Seasonal

  • Go ice skating
  • Help your Little make holiday cards for their family, friends, and teachers
  • Visit a farm or pumpkin patch

Match Memories

  • Create a scrapbook with photos and mementos of the things you’ve done together
  • Write a letter to your Little on your match anniversary telling them what you’ve noticed about them in the last year

LOCAL DISCOUNTS FOR MATCHES

  • Free admission for Littles at The Discovery: Littles get in free with the paid admission of their Bigs any day except Wednesday. On Wednesdays, the museum is open late and from 4:00-8:00 PM, all admissions are 50% off. To take advantage of the discount, Bigs need to show their ID card or otherwise identify as a Big at the time of transaction. Click here to learn more about The Discovery.
  • Free studio fees at The Playful Potter: The Playful Potter in Sparks is offering free studio fees for matches that come in to paint pottery. Click here to learn more about the Playful Potter.
  • Free admission for Littles at the National Automobile Museum: Littles get in free with the paid admission of their Bigs! To take advantage of the discount, Bigs need to show their ID card or otherwise identify as a Big at the time of transaction. Click here to learn more about the museum and their special events.
  • Free ride wristband and $5 game card for Littles at the BoomTown Fun Center: Littles coming with their Big get a free ride wristband and $5 game card to enjoy the Fun Center! To take advantage of the discount, Bigs need to show their ID card or otherwise identify as a Big at the time of transaction. Click here to learn more about the Fun Center.
  • Free admission for Littles at the Enchanted Cat Café: Littles receive free entry when accompanied by their Big Brother or Big Sister. Bigs, simply identify yourself as a Big with BBBSNN to redeem.
  • Reduced membership for matches at BridgeWire MakerSpace: Half price deal for Bigs to join ($35/month) and you can take your Little (age 12+) for free. This is best suited for older matches who want to make working on projects their main focus. An orientation (at an additional one-time fee) is required of the Big (only) to introduce you to the building and all of the equipment available for use.   

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR MATCHES

  • Immunize Nevada: Email [email protected] for more information about current volunteer opportunities.