Sports Buddies

Sports Buddies is a fun way to mentor through participating in sports related activities - and build community with other matches that love sports!

Sports Buddies is a fun way to mentor through participating in sports related activities - and build community with other matches that love sports!

In this initiative, one-to-one mentoring friendships between an adult and youth are formed while engaging in group athletic activities and educational outings. Matches attend 1 event per month - all organized by BBBS staff.  Activities will take place on Saturday and run about two to four hours, and a calendar of each month's activity will be provided as they are available. Sports Buddies activities are designed to deepen mentoring relationship while supporting self-confidence, goal setting, collaboration, skill development, and healthy lifestyles.

Bigs and Littles only spend time together at BBBS Sports Buddies events or at BBBS agency-sponsored activities. The Little's family is responsible for coordinating transportation to and from activities, and the BBBS Program Coordinator will conduct all scheduling and communication between the Big, Little and Little's family.

Potential Sports Buddies Activities:  Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Capture the flag, Dodgeball, Fishing, Fitness, Football, Frisbee, Golf, Hiking, Karate, Kickball, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Tennis, Weightlifting, Yoga, etc.

 

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS WILL PROVIDE:

Professional guidance and resources from Big Brothers Big Sisters staff to every youth, family, and mentor involved.

 

PARENT/LITTLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Open to Littles ages 7-17
  • Parent is responsible for transportation to and from each monthly event
  • Participate in each monthly event

 

SPORTS BUDDIES METOR REQUIREMENTS
• Bigs must be at least 18; However, High School Bigs are eligible to participate (16-18)
• Commit to a minimum of six month, after being matched
• Attend BBBS Sports Buddies monthly planned events
• Little's family provides transportation to events.
• Complete Volunteer Orientation
• Complete in-person/Zoom interview
• Pass background checks and required references

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

January 20th  2-5pm
Kickball at Fred George Park 

 

February 17th  2-5pm
Jiu Jitsu

 

March 24th (Sunday)  12:30-3:30pm

FSU Men's Tennis Match - VIP Experience

 

April 13th or 20th  Time TBD
FSU Football Experience/Tour

 

May 4th or 11th  2-5pm
Bowling at Capital Lanes

 

June 8th or 15th  Time TBD