Match Activities Calendar


Upcoming Match Activities
Match Activities are low-cost to free events organized by the Match Activities Committee. These events provide Bigs and Littles the opportunity to meet and interact with other Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa (BBBSCI) matches.

Free Drake Soccer Games on October 9 and October 15
Matches, volunteers, families, and friends are invited to the following Drake Soccer Games:
-Women's Game on Sunday, October 9 at 1:00 pm at Drake Stadium (2719 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311)
-Men's Game on Saturday, October 15 at 12:00 pm at Cownie Soccer Complex (2600 Hartford Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50320)
No sign up is needed- just show up and stop by the BBBS table where Matches can receive a free BBBS t-shirt! For the women's game, we will be by the SW entrance of Drake Stadium. Drake Soccer Teams are supporting BBBSCI with special announcements and videos during the games- don't miss this fun opportunity to spread awareness of our mission. 

Family Mobile App Workshop on October 15 and 22 from 9:30 - 11:30 am
We have a free and exciting opportunity for Littles in 4th thru 7th grades: create a mobile app for your IOS or Android device! During two Saturday workshops, Littles will brainstorm an idea that needs to solve a problem and use mobile app technology to address it.

WHEN: October 15, 2022 & October 22, 2022 (Saturday) from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 am
WHERE: Businessolver (1025 Ashworth Road in West Des Moines, IA 50265)

The instruction will be via Zoom, but matches will all be together as a group in a conference room at Businessolver. If you can attend both sessions, please sign up here. Only 10 slots are available so sign up is first come, first serve with a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Halloween Match Activity on Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 am to noon at Businessolver
Littles and Bigs are invited to our Halloween Party! There will be pumpkin carving, treats, and a costume contest. Pumpkins and carving materials will be provided at this free event. Businessolver is located at 1025 Ashworth Road in West Des Moines, IA 50265. Please sign up here.

Looking for More Virtual Activities?
Please click here for the Little Big Virtual Academy!


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. 

YMCA
Free admission (with your Little) to any location in Greater Des Moines except the Healthy Living Center. Just show your Big ID card! 

Attend the Science Center of Iowa for Free!
To attend the Science Center of Iowa for free, please contact your Match Support Specialist, and they will help get you signed up.

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.