Match Activities Calendar and Discounted Tickets


Tickets to Iowa Cubs Baseball Games
We have 4 tickets available to the following I-Cubs Baseball games:
-Tuesday, June 4 at 7pm
-Tuesday, June 25 at 7pm
-Wednesday, June 26 at 7pm
-Wednesday, July 17 at 7pm
-Thursday, August 8 at 7pm

We also have general admission I-Cubs tickets that can be used for a game of your choice (except for July 2-3, playoff and championship games). Click here for their schedule. Please email Sara at [email protected] if you and your Little would like any of these tickets.

Max Oxygen CrossFit Downtown: Class for Matches beginning Thursday, May 2nd at 6:30pm
BBBSCI  is partnering with Max Oxygen CrossFit Downtown for a weekly workout program for matches, beginning each Thursday May 2, until June 6). Limited to 20 matches; Littles must be between the ages of 11-18.

The workout will be an hour long and include a warm up, skill building, practice and instruction, and then the partner workout.
A waiver (please click here for waiver) must be completed by a parent or guardian of ALL LITTLES before the workout.

Please sign up with Amy Hall at [email protected] by sending the following information:
Big’s Name
Little’s Name
Little’s Age
Signed Waiver

About Max Oxygen CrossFit Downtown (1901 Bell Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315):
The tag line at Max Oxygen CrossFit Downtown is "Train for life." 
Building strength in mind and body is important, building relationships and learning how to communicate with
others is even more important. Using the CrossFit methodology (constantly varied, functional movement,
performed at intensity relative to one's physical and psychological tolerance) in workouts that are set up for
partners (a Big with their little) will build skills that will last a lifetime.

Des Moines Menace Soccer Tickets
We have free Des Moines Menace Soccer tickets that can be used to any of the following home games:
-May 24 at 7:30pm
-May 30 at 7:30m
-June 7 at 7:30pm
-June 29 at 7:30m
-July 11 at 7:30pm
-July 13 at 7:30pm
Please email Sara at [email protected] if you and your Little would like tickets. 

Free Tickets to Kingdom of Wizardry Academy on Sunday, May 19 at Sleepy Hollow
BBBSCI has 100 free tickets to attend the Kingdom of Wizardry Academy at Sleepy Hollow on Sunday, May 19th. Sleepy Hollow’s brand-new event, Kingdom of Wizardry, is an interactive event celebrating magical stories and characters from across fiction. Our guests will be fully immersed into the kingdom as they attend classes at the Magic Academy, meet it’s many colorful characters, go on quests and join the fight to protect magic from an encroaching evil!

What kind of wizard are you? Choose your school of magic you wish to join for the day. Your school will determine what classes you take.
Mind School – Make your own runestones and learn the mysteries of Divination and Astronomy. Your mental prowess is sure to be of great value as we face our enemy.
 Physical School– Create an enchantment scroll to imbue your weapons with powerful magic, learn to wield such weapons, and practice the skill of conjuration. We will need your strength against the coming darkness.
Nature School – Make a magic wand to help you commune with nature, learn about magical beasts and the realms in which they dwell, then put all that knowledge to use in potions class. Your ability to harness the natural world will be a skill Lord Darkstone will surely fear.

Email Amy Hall to reserve tickets for your Wizardry School at [email protected].  More information is available at http://www.kingdomofwizardry.com/
 

Salon Spa W's ZooDo Event on Sunday, June 9 from 8:30 am to noon at Blank Park Zoo
Lions, tigers, bears, oh my! Salon Spa W is hosting its Annual ZooDo event for BBBSCI matches and their families on Sunday, June 9 beginning at 8:30am at the Blank Park Zoo. Highlights of this FREE event will include a delicious brunch, pictures with Wallaby, face painting, meet and greet with zoo animals, and more! This event is open to current BBBSCI matches and their families, as well as children on the waitlist and their families. Please click here to sign up so we can get a good idea on the number of people attending.

Event Schedule:
-Check in at entrance of zoo between 8:30-9:30am
-Brunch & activities (jump rope, pictures with Wallaby, face painting, coloring, and meet and greet with zoo animals) between 8:30-10:00am
-Explore the zoo/self-guided tours beginning at 10:30am

Match Activity at Get Air Trampoline Park on Saturday, June 15 from 1:30 to 3pm
BBBSCI is hosting a match activity at Get Air for Bigs and Littles on Saturday, June 15 from 1:30 to 3pm. This event will include 1 hour of jump time and pizza. BBBSCI will pay for the Littles' admission to jump- Bigs must sign up on Eventbrite to cover their cost for admission and pizza. Bigs and Littles must fill out a waiver prior to the activity: https://desmoines.getairmanagement.com/GroupWaiver.html.  Thank you to BBBSCI's Match Activities Committee for planning this activity! Questions? Please contact Sara at [email protected].

 

Ongoing Opportunities

BBBSCI Library is Open!
Matches, stop by the BBBSCI library at our office (9051 Swanson Blvd in Clive) and browse our collection of books. Matches are able to check out books- we ask that you return them when finished reading so others can use them. The library is open during our office hours, Monday-Thursday from 8am to 6pm and Friday from 8am to 5pm. 

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 ($5 documentary tickets) as well as 10% off at the café and gift shop. Please contact your case manager or stop by the BBBSCI office to check out one of our 4 membership cards. 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.

Attend the Blank Park Zoo for Free!
BBBSCI is now a member of the Blank Park Zoo. This is a great opportunity for you and your Little as you will be able to attend the Zoo for FREE. If you would like to go to the Zoo, contact your case manager or stop by the BBBSCI office to check out one of our 4 membership cards. Please arrange to return the card to our office within 2 business days of when you attend the Zoo 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. Please contact your case manager with any additional questions.

Attend the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden for Free!
BBBSCI is now a member of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. This is a great opportunity for you and your Little as you will be able to attend the Botanical Garden for FREE. If you would like to go, contact your case manager or stop by the BBBSCI office to check out one of our 4 membership cards. Please arrange to return the card to our office within 2 business days of when you attend the Botanical Garden 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. Please contact your case manager with any additional questions.

Attend Living History Farms for Free!
BBBSCI is now a member of Living History Farms. This is a great opportunity for you and your Little as you will be able to attend Living History Farms for FREE. If you would like to go, contact your case manager or stop by the BBBSCI office to check out one of our membership cards. Please arrange to return the card to our office within 2 business days of when you attend Living History Farms 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. Please contact your case manager with any additional questions.

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 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 [email protected] for more info.