06 Aug
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BIG NEWS: Bigs hosts Big Art Show, The Art of Social Distancing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2020 The Art of Social Distancing The BIG Art Show PETOSKEY, MI —The Big Art Show hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters returns to Pennsylvania Park on Saturday, August 15, 2020. This Big Art Show is a popular, one-day juried event held every year on the third Saturday in August, […]

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14 Jul
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John & Saul: A Real-Life Match Moment

John and Saul: A Real-Life Match Story Once again, I have to thank you for a fantastic match; I enjoy the whole family and the grandparents too! —John, Big Brother Big Brother John and Little Brother Saul were matched when Saul was a 1st grader. John was looking for a way to give back to […]

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02 Jul
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Congratulations! Class of 2020 Graduating Bigs

Congratulations to our 2020 Graduating Bigs and best wishes for your next adventure! Alayna Cook Anna Davidson Anna Ritzer Anneliese Ferguson Annmarie Puzio Arianna Bowman Ashley Hollands Bobbie Firman Brendan Barrett Caitlin Williams Emma Raredon Frannie Kelbel Isabel Aulicino Isabella Banas Isabella DeBord Jacob Klassen Jaynee Boni Jordan Jansen Kailey Gustafson Katie Bila Kendra Grafenauer […]

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02 Jul
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Hestia Women’s Giving Circle Helps Change Lives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2020 Hestia Women’s Giving Circle Helps Change Lives! Traverse City, MI — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan (Bigs) received a $4,000 grant award from the Hestia Women’s Giving Circle. These funds will be utilized to support programming for young girls in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. “We are humbled […]

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15 Jun
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Mission Launch: To Infinity & Beyond!

              The power of potential. The energy of summer is packed with so much potential – we just can’t get enough of it! We are back in full force as our community-based matches resume in-person meetings while using CDC safety guidelines to keep our kids, volunteers and families safe. Bigs is […]

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12 Jun
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Guidelines for In-Person Match Meetings (COVID-19)

June 4, 2020 Guidelines for In-Person Match Meetings (COVID-19) Bigs, Parents and Guardians, We are looking forward to the opportunity for our Bigs and Littles to begin meeting in person as the Stay-at-Home order has been officially lifted by the Governor as of Monday, June 8, 2020. As you know, the health and safety of […]

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20 May
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Big Inspiration: Despite Social Distancing, Match Thrives

Despite Social Distancing, Match Thrives Little Sister Skye has always had a dynamic, outgoing, full of life personality and has never been afraid to be her authentic self. She is incredibly talented and has the BIGGEST heart – she is always the one to embrace others and make sure everyone is included. While Skye’s energy […]

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13 May
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Virtual Mentoring: Program Modifications & Future Impact

Virtual Mentoring: Program Modifications & Future Impact In the early phase of the Stay-at-Home Executive Order, the Bigs’ team quickly transitioned our program to offer a host of connective opportunities to our Bigs and Littles in addition to providing resources and assistance to families. Our team has been in constant contact with our Bigs, Littles […]

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Marathon4Kids Spectator Signs
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One Man. One Mission. One Extraordinary Superhero. Sunday, May 3rd marks a monumental event for Bigs as Tony Anderson dons his imaginary cape, suits up in his Marathon4Kids gear, channels his inner superhero and sets out one last time to run the final 26.2 miles of a 1,336.2 marathon mile quest (that’s 51 marathons!!) to defend the […]

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28 Apr
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M4K: Tony’s Final Marathon, May 3

  BAM, Donors, Supporters: We are in the home stretch finalizing plans for Tony Anderson’s last marathon on Sunday, May 3. We hope you will join us to honor and celebrate the end of this momentous journey. Below is an outline of Tony’s marathon route/schedule. If you are able to participate, please select a location […]

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