Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai`i - September Newsletter
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Aloha Friend of Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai'i,

September was an exciting month where we celebrated three big fundraising events: O'ahu’s 31st annual Monster Mash Bowl for Kids' Sake, Maui’s 2nd annual Mini Golf Tournament, and the 4th annual Finance Factors Foundation Charity Golf Tournament.

Fall is the time for new beginnings, and we look forward to seeing you at our newest events: Mix & Match, an upscale cocktail lounge party being held on Saturday, October 14th from 6:00-9:30pm at the Lanai at Hyatt Centric Waikiki and Kona's very first Bowl for Kids' Sake being held on Saturday, October 28th from 6:00-9:00pm at KBXTREME. Please see below for additional information and to reserve your spot today!

It’s important to take a moment and remember why we offer these great events: to provide one-on-one mentoring to Hawai'i’s keiki in-need. Please read below to learn how we are making a positive impact in the community and in the lives of the Bigs' and Littles' in our programs. We truly appreciate all of you for supporting our events and programs.

Have a great weekend,

Dennis Brown
President / CEO
(and Hawai'i's first "Little Brother")
Meet Our Match Maker of the Month: Kevin Oda
"Big Brothers Big Sisters provides for a BIG part of child’s life that wouldn’t otherwise be available to them. It provides an opportunity to make a lasting impact that not only prepares them for growing up, but for life. Match Makers itself is an opportunity for me to contribute in some small way to the organization and the kids that are helped by the programs!"
Kevin has been a Match Maker since February 2016. Join Kevin and help change a child's life by becoming a Match Maker today!
Special September mahalos go out to BJ Soriano, Kim Aburamen, Dr. Shaver, the East Hawai`i Kiwanis, and Hawaii Island United Way for their partnership. Pictured here is Case Manager Kim at the Hawaii Island United Way Partner Fair, sharing about our efforts to support youth on our island.
Bowl for Kids' Sake
Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 6 - 9pm
KBXTREME, Kailua-Kona

Join us if you dare for a spook-tacular evening of bowling, entertainment, and competition to raise funds for Hawai‘i Island’s keiki.  For lane sponsorship or to form a team, please contact Vanessa Carlson at 808-260-0084 or visit the event website to register directly!
Through a partnership with Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii, Bigs and Littles learned healthy techniques for conquering some of their fears and fostering self-awareness with “Just Live!” - Kauai’s outdoor adventure to help build resilience, self-confidence and team building. Here’s Big Brother David and Little Brother Evan gearing up to climb the rock wall.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kaua’i launched their “Bigs In Blue” initiative presenting to nearly 100 of Kauai’s police officers. Mahalo to Chief Perry and Captain Applegate for providing us with this opportunity! 
Mahalo to the Kaua'i Chapter of the Hawai'i Lodging & Tourism Association for awarding us with a grant in support of mentoring programs on Kaua’i. We look forward to our continued partnership!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kaua’i participated in the County of Kauai’s Annual Health & Wellness Fair.  Over 50 service providers and organizations shared information with numerous community members who visited the event. 
Even Mayor Carvalho stopped in to visit the booths!
Maui’s second annual Mini-Golf Tournament held on September 23rd at Maui Golf and Sports Park was a success! Participants put their putting skills to the test as they showed their support. Mahalo to Maui Golf and Sports Park for hosting us at this fun-filled event and to our sponsors: Aloha International Employment, Inc,  Bug Man Termite & Pest Control, Hale Mahaolu, the Kent & Polli Smith Foundation, and Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas,.   
Our Maui team had a table at the Queen Kaahumanu Center for Seasons of Peace’s 2017 Annual Event celebrating International World Peace Day. Pictured above is Case Manager, Skye, promoting Maui’s “A Little Needs 25” campaign in which we are trying to recruit 25 male volunteers for the Little Brothers on our waitlist. We currently have eight men signed's not too late! Mahalo to Seasons of Peace for inviting us to attend this special day!
We would like to extend a huge mahalo to Finance Factors Foundation for choosing us to be the beneficiary of their September 21, 2017 Charity Golf Tournament. Their generosity raised $20,000 for our keiki!
Thank you to everyone who sponsored, participated in, and donated to Oahu’s Monster Mash Bowl for Kids’ Sake presented by Alternate Energy. We raised $279,523 and are still receiving donations daily! Please consider donating if you have not already. Halloween came early and it was a wicked good time!
Relive all of the spookiness here...
Mix & Match
Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 6:00-9:30pm
The Lanai at the Hyatt Centric

Grab your friends and join us at the hottest new Waikiki hotel to mix, mingle, and network, all while giving back to your community. Tickets are only $75 and include delicious pupus, two signature cocktails, four hours of free valet parking, music by DJ JEM, and photo booth fun. Click HERE for additional information and to purchase your tickets today - hurry, this event will sell out!
Hawai'i Island
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