Match Activities Calendar and Discounted Tickets


Tickets to the Iowa Wolves Basketball Game on Thursday, December 13 at 7pm
Thanks to a generous donation from our friends at Real Estate Concepts, we have 20 tickets to an Iowa Wolves Basketball Game for matches to attend. If you would like tickets, please email Sara at sbishop@bbbsia.org

Special perks include:
-Food/drink vouchers
-Locker room tour
-Fan tunnel experience- cheer on the players as they run onto the court before the start of the game!
(Please note, in order to enjoy the special perks, please arrive at Wells Fargo Arena by 5:45pm)

Holiday Open House at the World Food Prize on Saturday, December 15 from 9am to 1pm
Enjoy festive music and treats and get into the holiday spirit while exploring the exhibits and artworks at the historic Hall of Laureates. 
The event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, visit the World Food Prize Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/270165077174.

Glazed Expressions Holiday Ornament Craft on Monday, December 17 at 6pm
Please join the BBBSCI Match Activities Committee for a holiday ornament decorating craft at Glazed Expressions. The committee will purchase one ornament ($7 or $9 option) for your Little to decorate. The Big will be responsible for purchasing their own ornament if they would like to decorate one. Glazed Expression has graciously waived the sitting fee for this activity. Please click here to sign up for this activity. 

Des Moines Playhouse Dress Rehearsal of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane on January 2 at 7pm
The Match Activities Committee invites you and your Little to join us at the Des Moines Playhouse for their dress rehearsal production of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane in the Kate Goldman Children's Theatre. Please arrive 15 minutes early to be ready for the show. Click here to sign up you and your Little.

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 volunteer@mh4h.org for more info.