The Big Little Challenge Launched Today!

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince Edward launched The Big Little Challenge today

For 42 years, thousands of Islanders have supported Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince Edward Island by participating in Bowl for Kids Sake. With the realities of Covid-19, hosting more than 1100 people safely at bowling lanes across PEI won’t be possible this year, so they are launching The Big Little Challenge. This March, BBBSPEI invites you to come together to support youth in our community, have fun and bring some joy to the island this winter!

Heather Doran, Communications and Development Manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters, says that they felt this winter it was important not to lose the things people love about Bowl for Kids Saketeam building, community spirit, the chance to have fun together….and of course fundraising for a great cause. She went on to say that by participating, teams can have a big effect with little actions and since each week represents one of the Big Outcomes of their mentoring programs, participating will be a great way to see the impact of your support.

The Big Little Challenge will begin on Monday, March 8th and run for three weeks.  Teams across PEI can have fun together while fundraising and completing Mental Health & Well-Being, Trying New Things, and Making a Difference themed challenges. The staff at BBBSPEI have developed separate activity lists for Business and Friends & Family teams so that the challenges will be both meaningful and a lot of fun for everyone.

In addition to the weekly challenges, there will be a special Signature Challenge that allows teams to show their collective creativity while competing for great prizes. As with many of the other weekly challenges, the Celebrate Summer in the Winter, Great Chili Cook Off, and Go Bowling Covid-19 Style Signature Challenges come with suggested activities. Teams are encouraged, however, to choose their own adventure and come up with something that works for them.

Since Covid-19 has affected everyone in our community, The Big Little Challenge focuses on team fundraising instead of individual totals.  Every team that raises $100 or more will receive a Big Little Challenge Certificate and a chance to win some wonderful prizes. The more teams raise and the more challenges they complete, the more they can win.  To help with fundraising, BBBSPEI will be providing Team Kits, Raffle Tickets and On-Line Fundraising.

By participating in The Big Little Challenge, you can help provide mentors for youth who face adversity. Mentors challenge growth, provide support, expand possibilities and empower youth to succeed.  According to Myron Yates, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters, “Our work could not be more urgent. Mentoring is an essential service we must continue to provide for youth in need. As you help with our fundraising efforts this year, please be assured that our focus continues to be on providing mentors and supporting the wonderful volunteers who provide those meaningful, life-changing relationships.”

To register your team, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at 902-569-KIDS (5437) or 1-877-411-3729. You can also e-mail info@bbbspei.ca or fill out the form on their website www.bbbspei.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Heather Doran

Communications & Development Manager

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince Edward Island

902-368-7759

heather.doran@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca