Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) held its 2022 Big, Little, & Family Picnic on October 15 at Westside Reservoir Park in Atlanta, GA.
Over 373 attendees enjoyed the opportunity to engage with their Bigs, Littles, families, different corporate & community partners, fun activities, and the BBBSMA community. Many of the matches in attendance were matched in 2022, making the picnic their first outing together!
“The BBBSMA Big, Little, & Family Picnic is our most special event where hundreds of our Littles come out and have fun. In this post Covid world families are navigating even tougher challenges,” said Kwame Johnson, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. “The Picnic is a time for us all to celebrate and have some fun!”
More than 45 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta volunteers served, 19 vendor participants connected and engaged with attendees, and we had 4 lucky Amazon Echo Show raffle winners. There was a DJ, princess puppeteer, snack table, blow up obstacle course, cornhole, tug-of-war game, inflatable Zorb Ball battle, face painting station, and a Kona Ice truck as well!
We loved getting to interact with our matches and watch them grow even closer in such a fun way. The opportunity for the families of the Littles to connect and build relationships with their children’s Bigs was incredibly important as well. A lot of the matches and their families even got to meet up and hangout with their BBBSMA Match Support Specialist. These chances for connections are yet another reason why our Annual Big, Little, & Family Picnic is such a popular event!
Our sponsors were the Arby’s Foundation, Centene Corporation, ChildPlus, Deluxe Corporation Foundation, First Horizon, Georgia Power, Micron Technology, Inc., Nordson Corporation Foundation, United Way of Greater Atlanta, Insight Global, and OneTrust.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta’s one-to-one mentoring program works with volunteers, parents, and families to help create relationships that defend, inspire, and empower the potential that lives within every kid.