Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas (BBBS) will hold its largest annual fundraiser, the Ice Ball, on Saturday, August 26 at the JW Marriott (110 E. 2nd St., Austin, TX 78701) from 6 p.m. to midnight. This year will mark the 13th annual Ice Ball which allows the organization to raise critical funds to support its mentoring programs. Last year, the Ice Ball raised over $500,000 for Central Texas kids and 100 percent of the funds were used locally to create and nurture life-changing friendships between at-risk youth and caring adult mentors.
“We believe that children deserve every opportunity to succeed in life and that, as adults, it is our responsibility to provide them with the support they need to thrive,” said Brent Fields, CEO, BBBS of Central Texas. “When you support the Ice Ball, you’re investing in a child’s future. Every dollar raised is used to support new and existing mentoring relationships that help our kids become successful adults.”
Each year, unique experiences and luxurious items are auctioned at the Ice Ball. This year’s auction will include custom packages and exciting trips. Last year, more than 700 guests attended the event to support BBBS, and the organization is expecting an even larger crowd this year.
“We’re on pace for another successful, signature event and looking forward to a great time to support our kids,” said Fields.
Tickets, table reservations and sponsorships are available at www.AustinIceBall.org. Discounted early bird tickets are available through June 30.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters:
Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 1,000 children in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties every year. For more than 46 years, we’ve matched children ages 6–16 with caring adult mentors who offer encouragement and support to each child. BBBS depends on donations to help recruit volunteers and to build and sustain long-lasting relationships. Last year, more than 98 percentof the children served by BBBS remained in school, and avoided early parenting. In 2016, BBBS also promised over $338,000 in new college scholarships to 275 Little Brothers and Sisters via the agency’s Promising Futures Scholarship Program.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
www.BigMentoring.org • 4800 Manor Rd., Building K • Austin, Texas 78723 • 512.472.5437