Match Activities Calendar and Discounted Tickets

Love Your Little Campaign
BBBSCI is hosting a month-long match activity that provides Bigs and Littles with an opportunity to share how much they mean to one another! Our office will offer open hours from 2:30-6 PM every Wednesday in February (14, 21, and 28th) to come write a letter to your Big or Little, exchange them, decorate Valentine’s Day cookies, and enjoy some refreshments with each other. Please let your Match Support Specialist know if you will plan to attend that way staff can ensure there is enough food and materials for everyone to enjoy! The BBBSCI office is located at 9051 Swanson Blvd., Clive, IA 50325.

Decorate a Bowling Pin for Bowl For Kids’ Sake!
Bigs and Littles, decorate a bowling pin together for our premier fundraiser, Bowl For Kids' Sake! The bowling pins will then be auctioned off during the event on Thursday, March 1. If interested, please email Sara at to pick up a bowling pin at our office.

Tickets to Upcoming Iowa Wild Hockey Games
We have 2 tickets to the following Iowa Wild Games: Sunday, March 11 at 3pm and Friday, April 6 at 7pm. Please email Sara at if you and your Little would like tickets (tickets are first come, first served).

Des Moines Playhouse's Dress Rehearsal of Miss Nelson is Missing on Wednesday, February 21 at 7pm
The Match Activities Committee invites you and your Little to join us at the Des Moines Playhouse for its dress rehearsal production of Miss Nelson is Missing. This is a free event. Click here for details and to sign up. 

Tour of Iowa State Capitol on Saturday, March 10 at 1:30pm
The Match Activities Committee invites Bigs and Littles to join us for a tour of the Iowa State Capitol on Saturday, March 10 at 1:30pm. Please meet Big Brother Matt Bentz and the tour guide in the rotunda on the first floor. This is a free event. Remember to bring a camera to capture photos of this fantastic building. Please contact Sara at with questions. Click here to sign up you and your Little.

Movie Night at Right Stuf Anime on Thursday, March 22 at 6pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa and our friends at Right Stuf Anime are hosting a movie night on Thursday, March 22 at 6pm. Right Stuf Anime will be showing the fantasy/adventure movie, "My Neighbor Totoro" at their movie theater at their office. The film is age-appropriate for youth ages 6 and up, and themovie is about an hour and a half. Popcorn, candy and drinks will be provided. This free event is open to 35 Bigs and Littles- please click here to sign up. Please email Sara at with any questions.

The Big Magic Show at Hoyt Sherman Place on Saturday, May 19 at 7pm
You are invited to an evening of magical fun supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa (BBBSCI)! 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to BBBSCI. Tickets can be purchased online before the event.

General Admission
Adults- $15 (Day of show: $20)
Children under 12- $5 (Day of show: $10)

6pm: Doors open
6-7pm: Pre-show strolling, close-up magic for the public
7-7:30pm: Opening the show is the top three finalists in the Children's Magician of the Year Contest. The children in attendance will be the judges.
7:30-8:30pm: The show will feature some of the top names in magic; with special guest MC, Mr. Oscar Munoz

Ongoing Opportunities

Attend the Science Center of Iowa for free!
BBBSCI is now a member of the Science Center of Iowa! This is a great opportunity for you and your Little as you will be able to attend the Science Center for FREE. It also gives you discounted tickets to the IMAX (like $5 documentary tickets) as well as 10% off at the café and gift shop. If you would like to go to the Science Center, contact your case manager or stop by the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ office to check out one of our 4 membership cards. It is very important that we get the card back in a timely manner. Please arrange to return the card to our office within 2 business days of when you attend the Science Center so that other matches will be able to use it. Also, if a match would happen to lose a membership card, the Big would be responsible for paying to replace it (the cost would be $5). We hope that you and your Little will take advantage of this great opportunity throughout the coming years. Please contact your case manager with any additional questions.

Free Blank Park Zoo Passes for Littles
Stop by the BBBSCI office and pick up a free zoo pass for your Little.

50% Off at Glowgolf - West Des Moines
Take advantage of this Groupon deal- $10 for three rounds of mini golf during one visit for two people. Click here to learn more.

Many Hands Thrift Market - Volunteer Opportunity!
Many Hands Thrift Market is looking for volunteers! At this new market, people can find high quality, low priced second-hand goods and Haitian products, such as handmade metal art, jewelry and coffee. This is a great opportunity for matches who are looking for a powerful experience and a great way to give back. Call 515-710-7687 or email for more info.