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  • Ice Ball 2018: An Unprecedented Success For Our Kids!
  • It was the coolest event on one of the hottest nights in Austin as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas’ 14th annual Ice Ball gala exceeded all expectations. A record-breaking $850,000+ was raised – a $200,000 increase over last year – with donations still coming in and final numbers expected to exceed this early total.

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  • Breaking the Ice with Your Little: Suggestions from a Long-Time Match
  • “I was pretty nervous,” says Big Sister Kathy Garin about her first meeting with 15-year-old Little Sister Rachelle three years ago. “I was looking for a way to break the ice...."

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  • Hobie Day 2018
  • It was a beautiful day on the water as Bigs and Littles got to exercise their “sea-legs” at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas’ 2018 Hobie Day. Approximately 100 matches showed up at Bob Wentz Park on Lake Travis to experience the unique adventure that is catamaran sailing courtesy of the Austin Cats, a group of sailing enthusiasts who have hosted the event for close to 40 years.

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  • Double the Impact – The Veliz Sisters
  • Being Little Sisters is twice as much fun for Alicia and Raquel. As siblings who are both BBBS Littles, they have twice the Bigs, twice the outings, twice the BBBS scholarship funds, and twice the support for their future plans. Alicia and Raquel are the first in their family to attend college, and after hearing about their goals, it’s clear that these young women are well on their way to achieving success in the world.

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  • Trevlyn and Briana
  • It was exactly as they expected. Big Sister Tevlyn and Little Sister Briana both knew what they wanted when they were first matched. Six years later, their friendship still lives up to their expectations...

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  • Ashley and Justin Yarborough: Our 2018 Ice Ball Chairs
  • When Ashley and Justin Yarborough agreed to be the Chairs for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ 2018 Ice Ball gala, it was a fast response that had been building over a lifetime. The lifetimes of three people, actually – Ashley, Justin, and Justin’s Little Brother, Jermaine.

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  • School Supply Drive!
  • Summer is flying by, and it won’t be long before our Little Brothers and Sisters are heading back to school! We are looking for donations of school supplies to help our kids prepare for the school year ahead. You can organize a school supply drive at your place of work, in your neighborhood, at your church, or contribute as an individual.

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