Our Two Great Fundraising Events

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O-H!

Every November, we gather in the name of beating That Team Up North while enjoying good food and good company and raising funds to support continued matches and impact in our communities! 

Be sure to check us out next Fall as we announce Beat Michigan Bash 2022!

After being silent for two years, we are BACK TO THE FUTURE AGAIN!

Bowl for Kids -- Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at Park Lanes!

The website will be open for registration on  2/16/2022!

Need more information, please call our office at 740-349-9646.

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BIG AND LITTLE EVENTS

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TRAINING AT CAMP O'BANNON

Our 7th training, we helped at Camp O'Bannon! This time we looked at prescription medications- what they are and how we can be safe around them. We even had Officer Trent with the Newark Police Department stop by to talk with us, answer some questions, and show off his police cruiser! Our Bigs also had the chance to talk with each other about some of their experiences as mentors and brainstorm new ways to make their matches even more amazing.

Thank you, Camp O’Bannon and Officer Trent, for helping to make this another awesome and successful Big and Little Training!

Training at the Dawes Arboretum

Matches headed out to the Dawes Arboretum, where they participated in a walk through woods and wetlands. They learned about wildlife and how to look for clues that they leave behind that can tell you about their whereabouts. The group got to see some geese, a red-tailed hawk, bluebirds, and red-winged blackbirds!

Everyone said that they felt this was a great learning experience and that they are more inclined to get outdoors to explore with their Littles now.

A BIG thanks to Dawes Arboretum, Nancy, our tour guide, and Lee’s Chicken (for some scrumptious food!)!

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Community-based Outings

Hang out with and get to know other matches while going on a new adventure!

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Fun at Cedar Point

Our Community-Based matches got to take a trip to Cedar Point; thanks for support from the Newark Elks Lodge! Everyone had a blast riding roller coasters and hanging out! It was certainly a memorable trip for all involved.

Our Matches Had a Wild Time!

Matches had the opportunity to visit The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio. They piled on a charter bus from Cavalier Tours and headed out to get up close and personal with some wild animals. It was a beautiful day for a safari, and they even had a feathered friend check out some of the Littles a bit closer than they may have liked!

They Piled on a Charter Bus From Cavalier Tours and Headed Out to Get Up Close and Personal With Some Wild Animals.

School-Based Activities

Our Community-Based matches got to take a trip to Cedar Point; thanks for support from the Newark Elks Lodge! Everyone had a blast riding roller coasters and hanging out! It was certainly a memorable trip for all involved.