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Dancing with the Big Stars

Big Brothers Big Sisters Presents Dancing with the BIG Stars

There is no other place to be on Saturday, November 4, 2017 than at the Overdrive, located at 3769 U.S. 127, Celina, OH 45822, for the 4th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Dancing with the BIG Stars event! This event is based off of the popular TV show, Dancing with the Stars. A group of prominent community members from throughout the area will put on their “boogie shoes” and test their newly learned dancing skills with their experienced dance partners. These dancers are putting their heart and soul into dancing and raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert Counties. Each of the celebrity dancers and their experienced dance partners will compete twice on Saturday, November 4 at the Overdrive during an afternoon matinee performance starting at 1:30 p.m. and an evening dinner performance starting at 5:00 p.m..

The 2017 cast include Adam Ries (First Federal of Van Wert) dancing with Kimberly Laudick, Krista Opperman (Plus 1 Professionals) dancing with Zach Ferrall, Scott Hogenkamp (Hogenkamp Funeral Home) dancing with Stacy Smuts, Amber Vernon (Lima City Schools) dancing with Jeff Schnippel, Connor Rammel (Ft. Recovery Insurance)dancing with Lisa Heckman, Zach Hellwarth (Crown) dancing with Jennifer Kahlig, Jim Christman (St. Marys City Council and Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters) dancing with Lisa Grunden,  Kelly Hoying (Elevate Fitness and Wellness) dancing with Andrew Heckman, and Tom Giesige (Tom’s Pro Painting) dancing with Barb Powell.    The professional dancers represent several dance studios throughout our servicing area, including:  Boyds Dance Studio, Kim Hohman’s Danceworks, The Dance Centre, Wagner Ballroom Dance Studio. We also have professional dancers representing Crown ,  YWCA of Van Wert, Walpakenta Schools, Totally Fitness,Nidec Minster Company, Noble/Montague & Moul, Schnippel Electric, US Postal Service, and ValCo Company,

Dancers will be taking lessons, rehearsing their dances and soliciting funds over the next few months.. The BIG Star Award will be announced at the dinner performance and is based on the celebrity dancer that raises the most money on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters. In addition, a Judge’s Choice Award will be given to the couple that has the best dance performance based on the judges’ critiques. The night’s featured judges are Jane Diller, Becky Kunk and Eric (Bruno) Wellman.

Tickets will be available beginning August 1, 2017 if you would like to be a member of the audience for this event, and each dinner ticket includes a catered dinner in addition to the performance.  The matinee performance includes snacks and a beverage. These tickets are $20 per person for the Matinee Show. The price for the Dinner Show range from $30.00 to $50.00 and are sold on a first come first serve basis.  Ticket information and event information about Dancing with the BIG Stars can be found on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert Counties website at www.bbbsma.com or by calling 419-584-2447.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert  Counties’ ongoing efforts to make a difference in your community, one child at a time.

Bowl For Kids Sake

Thanks Nerium for all of your support.  There is still time to get a team registered for the Friday, April 1st at Van Wert or Saturday, April 9th at Wapak.  Call 419-584-2447 for more information.

Bowl for Kids Sake

Bowl for Kids Sake-THANK YOU

Upcoming Events

Bowl For Kids Sake: March 19th @ Celina, April 1st @ Van Wert and April 9th @ Wapak.

C-Town Wings Fundraiser: March 21st

Skating Party: March 28th, 1:00-4:00 at Woodland Rollerdome in St. Marys.  Open to students in grades K-6 in Auglaize, Mercer and Van Wert Counties.

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser: March 30th, 5:00-8:00

Skating Party: April 11th, 5:30-8:00 and April 25th, 5:30-8:00 at Woodland Rollerdome in St. Marys.  Open to students in grades K-6 in Auglaize, Mercer and Van Wert Counties.

Bob Evans Fundraiser: April 30th and May 1st in Celina, Van Wert and Wapak.

Please call 419-584-2447 for more information

Leap into Something Great

Happy Leap Day Everyone! Why not “Leap into Something Great” by signing up to be a Big, refer a Little or sign up a bowling team and join us for some fun.  Call 419-584-2447 for more information.

High School Mentors Needed

Buddies Flyer 2015Big Brothers Big Sisters still needs volunteers to be a Big for its After School Buddies Programs.  In this program, volunteers would meet with a child from an area school for weekly activities during the after school hours.  This year we will have programs at Read more →

$10,000 Hole-in-One Winner, Evelyn Lenski

DSC_1871Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert Counties couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate the 20th Annual Golf for Kids’ Sake at the Mercer County Elks Golf Course. The weather was perfect for a day at the golf course on July 27th. Thanks to all the corporations that sponsored the event along with all the golfers that came out and supported youth mentoring. We were able to raise $9,000 to put towards the various youth mentoring programs that Big Brothers Big Sisters offers in Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert Counties.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters receives $58,000

CELINA — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, and Van Wert counties was recently awarded $58,200 through a new Ohio Department of Education program.

The Community Connectors is a new school mentorship program meant to bring together families, community organizations, faith-based organizations, businesses, and others to help motivate and inspire Ohio students. The program awarded $6.8 million in its first year this year to be shared among 82 community partnerships. Read more →

Jeneration Fitness Takes a Spin with Big Brothers Big Sisters

grand opening - AbbyAs you may already know, Jen Thompson, owner of Jeneration Fitness, is competing as a star dancer in the upcoming Dancing with the BIG Stars, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, and Van Wert Counties (BBBS). BBBS provides youth facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better forever. The agency offers various youth mentoring programs including Community Based Mentoring, After School Buddies Programs, Lunch Club Programs, Supper Club, and AmachiOhio. Read more →

Big Brothers Big Sisters Presents Dancing with the BIG Stars

Cast Reveal #2There is no other place to be on Saturday, November 14 than at the Overdrive, located at 3769 U.S. 127, Celina, OH 45822, for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Dancing with the BIG Stars event! This event is based off of the popular TV show, Dancing with the Stars. A group of prominent community members from throughout the area will put on their “boogie shoes” and test their newly learned dancing skills with their experienced dance partners. Read more →

Tee Off for Youth Mentoring

GolferBig Brothers Big Sisters will host its 20th Annual Golf for Kids’ Sake Event on Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Mercer County Elks Golf Course. Proceeds will benefit the numerous youth mentoring programs offered to children facing adversity in Mercer, Auglaize, and Van Wert Counties. Read more →