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 matches.

Des Moines Playhouse's Dress Rehearsal of Tinker Bell on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7pm
You and your Little are invited to the Des Moines Playhouse's Dress Rehearsal of Tinker Bell! Please click here to sign up.

Casual to Critical Decisions with Money Workshop on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 5:30 to 6:30pm
Littles in middle school and high school and their Bigs are invited to a workshop on saving at the BBBSCI office. Learn about the different ways to budget and types of credit (credit cards, debit cards, student loans). There will also be a simulation on a spending plan and how to budget. Food will be provided. Please email Mike Hemmer at [email protected] to sign up. 

Art Class at the Des Moines Art Center on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 1 to 3pm
The Des Moines Art Center is hosting a free art class for Bigs and Littles. Matches will create a clay portrait. This class is geared toward Littles who are in 6th-8th grade and their Bigs. All art supplies and pizza will be provided. Please click here to sign up for the class.

Volunteer Event at Meals from the Heartland on Tuesday, February 25 from 5-7pm
We’re excited to provide a fun private packaging event for matches to give back to the community by helping Meals from the Heartland! Please click here to sign up for the activity. 

Bowl For Kids' Sake: Match Bowling Day on Saturday, March 7 from 12-2pm at Val Lanes
Littles and Bigs, join us for the first-ever Match Bowling Day! Your match will enjoy two free games of bowling and free pizza to enjoy with other matches, just reach the minimum fundraising goal of $50. Raise $75 and receive two free t-shirts!  If you and your Little would like to sign up, please email Tony Leo at 515-288-9025 x226 or [email protected] by Friday, February 21.

STEM Kit Event at Businessolver on Thursday, March 12 from 5-7pm
Want to build a robot?! Sweet – here’s a great opportunity. You will get the chance to help your Little build a battery powered robot and hang with other matches as you build your STEM kits. Pizza, snacks, and beverages will be provided. Please click here to sign up by Friday, February 28 so we have plenty of time to order STEM kits needed for the class.

Tickets to Iowa Wolves Games
We have 2 tickets + 1 parking pass available to upcoming Iowa Wolves Basketball games:
-Saturday, March 21 at 7pm
-Monday, March 23 at 7pm
Please email Victoria Knight at [email protected] if you and your Little would like tickets.

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!
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.