April 14th, 2023


  • Match Events
  • Mentor 2.0
  • AZ Tax Credit

  • Bowl for Kids' Sake
  • BBBSSAZ Donation Center

A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you." — Bob Proctor


Big and Littles enjoyed two SUPER fun match events over the past few weeks!


Matches had an amazing time at the March Madness Basketball Night! Littles had the opportunity to grow their basketball skills and played a few friendly hoop games with their Bigs.


Groundworks, a Tucson Community Art Space, hosted Bigs and Littles for an engaging art class. Matches were invited to let their imaginations flow and create some wonderful pieces.


Want to Join the FUN! Be a leader in the community and make a DIFFERENCE today. Be a mentor!

Volunteer Today!


Thank you to all of our amazing companies and foundations who have continuously helped support our Mentor 2.0 program!

Mentor 2.0 is a program at local schools that pairs middle and high school students with a mentor to support them through school while helping them develop a plan for their future. Southern Arizona's kids deserve these kinds of results, and together, we can make a BIG difference.


There is still time to take advantage of the Arizona State Tax Credit to support our 1-to-1 youth mentoring programs that empower potential.

A gift made TODAY can be applied to your 2022 state return, providing a dollar-for-dollar tax credit towards the amount you owe to the State of Arizona.

For more information please visit:


Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2023 TOON Bowl is a wrap but that’s not all folks!


Along with our Gold and Presenting Sponsor QuikTrip, Big Brothers Big Sisters hosted 55 Bowl Teams over three bowl party sessions. That’s 330 amazing bowlers collecting 566 donations to support one-to-one youth mentoring in Tucson and Southern Arizona! 


We exceeded our goal and raised $93,809.37!!!!


Our Bronze sponsors Pima Federal Credit Union, Rusing Lopez & Lizardi, Premier Auto Center, Udall Law Firm, and Dutch Bros Coffee share our excitement in highlighting our TOP fundraising Teams:

  • KB Home raised $20,982.14
  • Trophy Husbands raised $8,430.80
  • Gina’s Toon Tots raised $7,715.79
  • Premier Auto - Scott Says Yes raised $6,590.81


Our Match Sponsors Sandoval Creative and Tucson Plumbing & Heating join us in celebrating our TOP Fundraising Individuals, so far (we do have a few Bowlers still rolling in donations):

  • Andrew Gasparro raised $15,821.94
  • Edward Leyba raised $4,727.53
  • Gloria Garcia raised $4,641.01
  • Liza Taylor raised $3562.53


Our Community Sponsors Horticulture Unlimited, Ideal Metals Co, Engage Foundation, Intelus Technology Group, L&L Manufactured Components, and Citi give a special shout out to our most spirited teams: Yabba Dabba Udall, Dutch Bros Coffee and TEP Kool Cats.


Thank you to ALL who participated and supported! Please check out our Facebook Photo Albums to tag and share on social.


Did you know we have a Donation Center that accepts your gently used clothing, shoes and accessories!?

All the proceeds generated from donated items go back to supporting our one-to-one mentoring programs!

AND we can pick up your donation as well as accept your donated items at drop off locations all over the city!

Start your spring cleaning and schedule your pickup today!


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona

supportus@soazbigs.org www.soazbigs.org

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