our signature Ice Ball Gala just a few months away, Big Brothers Big Sisters’
new Special Events Director, Astoria Aviles, has hit the ground running! “I
am so excited to get out there and get to know volunteers and donors,” she
says. “I’ve had a lot of great support from the Ice Ball Host Committee
and BBBS staff.”
temperatures hover around 100 degrees in Austin these days, it’s a perfect time
to think about Big Brothers Big Sisters’ frostiest signature
event – the upcoming Ice Ball Gala. Complete with an amazing ice sculpture, the
Ice Ball is a night of elegance, inspiration and revelry that makes a lifetime
of difference for children in our community. It may be in the hottest month of
the year, but this year’s event will be the coolest ticket in town offering
many new elements and surprises, from a new location to the newly launched fall
line of Kendra Scott jewelry.
As the school year comes to a close for most students, many high school seniors are making plans for the next chapter in their educational journeys. Whether attending trade school or college, securing scholarships and resources to achieve their goals is key for most students. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas’ Promising Futures Scholarship Program is an important resource for Littles who want to further their educations.
It was all hands on deck for Big Brothers Big Sisters’
pirate-themed Bowl for Kids celebration at Highland Lanes April 27th and 28th! There were eye patches and hooks aplenty as the annual event
raised over $136,000 to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas match
more kids with caring adult mentors, changing their lives for the better,
For 19 years Brandon Christensen has been on a roll, participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Bowl for Kids bowl-a-thon. And he’s not about to go on strike. He continues to be, in his words, “relentless,” in raising funds and forming teams for the event.
“I really like helping an organization that I feel has a direct impact,” said Brandon. “The first year I participated, I organized a group of 5 friends and we began...