Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Rappell from the Patrick Henry roof top for BBBS


The Patrick Henry Rooftop

The Patrick Henry Rooftop

On May 30-31, 2014, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia (BBBS) will be the first organization to bring the premier rappelling event, Over The Edge, to Roanoke, Virginia. Participants will raise $1000 for the incredible opportunity to rappel 132 feet from the roof of The Patrick Henry. This event will be unlike any fundraiser that has been done in Downtown Roanoke. This opportunity is available for anyone 100 lbs. – 300 lbs. with the maturity to decide to participate, a little courage and the desire to raise $1000 to step Over The Edge for children facing adversity in our community. Space is limited as there are only 75 rappel spots. Registration is now open.

At BBBS, we believe in the inherent potential in every child. The children we serve face adversity and obstacles every day. Many of them live in poverty, most come from single-parent homes, and many have one or both parents incarcerated. When we match a Little with a volunteer Big, we are able to create a new friendship, inspire new and improved outlooks on life, and a chance for both the Big and Little to have a great time together.

It costs about $1,000 to support a match for one year. As each participant reaches their $1,000 goal, they are not only given the one of a kind opportunity to rappel from The Patrick Henry, but they will also have the honor of sponsoring a Big/Little match for a year.

BBBS is offering sponsorship packages from $10,000 to $500 dollars, as well as other promotions such as Toss Your Boss, which encourages employees to raise money to send their boss “Over The Edge.”

For more information, go to www.bigslittles.org/OverTheEdge. For questions, please contact Jessica Scaggs from Big Brothers Big Sisters at 540-345-9604, ext.19 (jscaggs@bigslittles.org).

The Virginia Big Brother and Big Sister of year announced

For more than 60 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters live in single-parent and low-income families, or households where a parent is incarcerated. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”). Providing a system of ongoing evaluation and support, Big Brothers Big Sisters is proven by independent studies to help families by improving the odds that Littles will perform better in school and avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia serves over 500 children in our community.

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Local Events



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