Match Activities Calendar and Discounted Tickets


Iowa Wild Hockey Tickets
We have 6 tickets to the following Iowa Wild Hockey games: March 26 at 7pm; March 30 at 6pm; April 2 at 7pm; and April 3 at 7pm. We have 26  tickets to the game on March 29 at 7pm. Please email Sara at sbishop@bbbsia.org if you and your Little would like tickets.

Roller Skating on Wednesday, March 27 at 6pm at Skate North Incrediroll
Join the Match Activity Committee for an evening of roller skating at Skate North Incrediroll on Wednesday, March 27 from 6-9pm.  Please click here to sign up for this event. Price per person: $5 (includes skate fee and rental). Please bring payment to the event. Please send an email to Sara if you have questions- thanks!

I am Africa on Saturday, March 30 at  5pm at Franklin Junior High
Enjoy contemporary and traditional African dance performances, eat authentic African food,  and learn about the challenges and joys of African immigrant and refugee youth and their families living in Central Iowa. For more information, click here.

"Discover DMACC" Day on Wednesday, April 3 at 5:30pm at DMACC Campus in Ankeny
The Match Activities Committee invites Bigs and Littles to join us for "Discover DMACC" Day at Des Moines Area Community College's Ankeny Campus on Wednesday, April 3 at 5:30pm. The Ankeny campus is located at 2006 South Ankeny Blvd. in Ankeny, IA 50023. The tour will start in the Student Center - Building 5.  Afterwards, at 7pm, we will meet for pizza at Pizza Ranch in their party room (201 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny, IA 50021). The Match Activities Committee will cover the cost of pizza. Please click here to sign up!

The event will include:

  • a campus tour with general information on your program of interest,

  • admission and financial aid information, and

  • an opportunity to hear from current DMACC students.


Des Moines Playhouse Dress Rehearsal of Ella Enchanted on April 24 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 Ella Enchanted 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.