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.
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.
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.
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...
Ashley and Justin Yarborough: Our 2018 Ice Ball Chairs
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.
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.