Calendar of Match Activities
or call or text her at (603) 834-1829
Summer Party on the Gundalow - Set sail on Portsmouth's famous Gundalow sail boat for BBBSGS's annual summer party!
When: Sunday, July 13th
Where: Gundalow Company, Portsmouth NH
Time: 3:45 - 5:15 pm
RSVP by: July 10th
Shrek at Prescott Park - Prescott Park is roping off an area exclusive to Bigs and Littles for the production of Shrek! Enjoy popcorn, treats and drinks while supporting BBBSGS, as we are the featured nonprofit organization of the evening!
When: Thursday, July 17th
Where: Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH
Time: Arrival at 6:30 pm, Show starts at 7:00 pm
RSVP by: Tuesday, July 15th
Mavericks Baseball Game - Cheer the local team on from BBBSGS reserved seating and support the agency on our highlight evening!
When: Sunday, July 27th
Where: Leary Field, Downtown Portsmouth
Time: 3:45 pm
RSVP by: Monday, July 21st
Sailing Lessons - We're excited to announce the second year that the UNH Sailing Team will be offering sailing lessons! Learn the basics of this enjoyable and fantastic sport!
When: Saturday, August 2nd
Where: Mendums Pond, Barrington NH
Time: Late Morning to Early Afternoon
RSVP by: Thursday, July 31st
New Opportunities For Matches!
Children's Museum Passes - Contact your Match Support Specialist to receive FREE passes donated by the Children's Museum in Dover, NH.
Rye Airfield Skateboarding - Rye Airfield is offering Littles a free pass with a paying Big. Please show BBBSGS membership cards.
4H Littles Club - Great news! Our 4H Littles group is expanding. Come and experience hands-on activities, while discovering new interests!
Meetings are every other month. Please contact Melissa Steere at: Msteere@roadrunner.com
Flatbread Honors Match Anniversaries in a Big way!
We are ecstatic to announce that Flatbread in Portsmouth is offering each Match an incredible way to celebrate during their anniversary month.
Matches have the opportunity enjoy the once a year gift of: One pizza, one salad, fountain drinks and one dessert to share!
We are truly grateful for this amazing donation and the continuing support that Flatbread has gifted BBBSGS. Please spread the word of the generosity from Flatbread in our community!
**Remember to present your match ID card to your server.
Bigs Night Out at Longhorn Steakhouse!
Our Bigs are truly valued as positive mentors for at risk children. Longhorn Steakhouse recognizes their commitment and is offering a
Bigs Night Out to our volunteers and a guest on Thursday, June 19th from 5:30-7:00.
Enjoy free appetizers and a cash bar!
Relax and have fun at Longhorn Steakhouse in Portsmouth. This will be an evening of meeting and greeting other Bigswho can relate to the wonderful experience of being a mentor.
RSVP to Katie
Attention Matches! Don't miss this fantastic opportunity for our Bigs to promote health and fitness to their Littles in a fun way!
The YMCA is offering Littles involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters FREE memberships to the following YMCAs: Rochester, Seacoast (Portsmouth), Manchester, Goffstown and Londonderry!
Simply go to the Rochester or Portsmouth YMCAs to get your Little signed up. The membership will allow Littles access to the pool and fitness center at no charge. Bigs can use the facility when they are there with their Littles via a day pass.
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Area Events & Activities/ Freebies & Passes
BBBS has a program of free and discounted activities available to our matches, courtesy of our wonderful local merchants. We thank all of our participating businesses for caring about our community and its kids and believing in the benefits of our mentoring program. We encourage you to thank the merchants each time you take advantage of an offer and to patronize them at other times as well.
To take advantage of the free items and discounts, you must have a current BBBS membership card. All coupons must be obtained from the Portsmouth BBBS office. If you need new cards or coupons, please contact our office at 603-430-1140.
If you work at or know of a business that might be interested in joining the program, please call us at 603-430-1140. Thank you in advance for making the program better for all of our Big Brothers and Big Sisters and their Littles!
**Free Passes to Squam Lake Science Center.
Liquid Planet Water Park at 446 Raymond Road, http://liquidplanetwaterpark.com is offering all of our Bigs and Littles a buy one, get one free, open to all matches. Please show proof of match when purchasing tickets at the gate.
Strafford Farms Restaurant, Route 108, Dover, NH 603-743-3045 www.straffordfarms.com Free children’s meal or up to $5.00 off older children’s meal, with purchase on any adult meal. Please show membership card when ordering.
Dover Bowl, 887 Central Ave., Dover, NH 603-742-8292 www.doverbowl.com Littles bowl for free when accompanied by a paying Big. Ten dollars ($10) per lane per hour even if you have more than one pair. Please show membership cards at the counter.
Dover Indoor Climbing Gym, (Indoor Ascent) 47 Broadway, Dover, NH 603-742-7848 indoorascent.com Littles climb for free anytime; Big pays normal price. Best times to go are Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:00 pm. Please call ahead for hours. Please show membership cards at door.
Dover Ice Arena, 110 Portland Ave., Dover, NH 603-516-5704 www.ci.dover.nh.us/rec_dia.htm Littles skate for free with the paid admission of a Big. Also 50% off skate rentals. Cost is $7 for adults, and a discounted $2 skate rental. Please show membership cards at desk.
Paint For Fun at 157 Portland Avenue in Dover and take advantage of the following specials: Any figurine off the $7.99 shelf is only $5 for BBBS matches. This also includes paint, brushes, space, and drying. (This special is all year long)
UNH Sporting Events - An unlimited number of tickets have been offered to all Bigs and Littles for all UNH sporting events (excluding men’s ice hockey.) Schedules are available online (http://www.unhwildcats.com/landing/index) or at the UNH Field House. To reserve tickets, please call BBBS at 603-430-1140.
Exeter Bowling Lanes, 10 Columbus Ave., Exeter, NH 603-772-3856 www.shooterssportspub.com Bowl at a discounted price of two for one. One pays full price and the other bowls for free. Please show membership card to person at the desk.
To Your Art's Content, 104 Epping Road, Exeter, NH 603-418-0200 http://toyourartscontent.com Half price Studio Fee when you show your BBBSGS match card!
Raider Laser, 25 Fox Run Rd., Newington, NH (603) 828-5709 www.raiderlaser.com Matches receive 20% off of food and attractions. Call or check website for hours and activities offered.
The First Tee of New Hampshire, 22 North Road, North Hampton, NH 03862 (603) 964-3033 www.thefirstteeofnh.org The Participant Package will be offered at a 30% discount. Please see website for pricing, and show your match card at the door.
USA Training Centers , South Gate Plaza, 2454 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 603-431-6700 www.usatrainingcenters.com Receive a 50% discount off the use of batting cages (a $40/hr. value.) While at USA Training Centers, the playing field can be used for free if not already in use. Please show membership cards at the desk.
Firefly Pottery, 72 Mirona Rd., Portsmouth, NH 603-431-7682 www.fireflypottery.net Matches receive 10% off pottery pieces. Sundays 12 noon to 6 p.m.; Mondays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Strikers East Bowling Center, 4 Essex Drive, Raymond, NH 603-895-9501 We have received 100 passes for a free game of bowling! The passes expire on September 14th, so act now to take advantage of this opportunity. Stop by the BBBSGS office and pick them up.
The Blue Monkey, 8 Wallace St., Rochester, NH 603-509-2907 (Summer hours only.) The Little Brother/Little Sister receives a free ice cream cone when the Big Brother/Big Sister pays for something else. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Friday 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.; weekends 12 noon – 9 p.m. Please show membership cards. Call first to make sure The Blue Monkey is open for the season.
Rochester Ice Arena, 63A Lowell St., Rochester, NH 603-335-6749 www.rocheseterrec.com Littles skate for free with the paid admission of a Big. Public skate is held every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:10 p.m.-1:20 p.m. September to early March. Cost is $5 per skater and $5 per rental. Fast-&-Easy skate rentals are available. See website for further details.
Hilltop Fun Center, Rte. 108, Somersworth, NH 603-742-8068 www.hilltopfuncenter.com The Little Brother/Little Sister receives 50% off the cost of miniature golf when the Big Brother/Big Sister pays full price. Or, a group of 10 or more Big Brothers and Big Sisters receive 20% off the cost of miniature golf. Please show membership card to the person at the counter.
Seacoast Martial Arts, 26 Willand Dr., Somersworth, NH 603-516-7622 www.seacoastmartialarts.com Matches receive 50% off of lessons. Let owners Kevin and Lisa Crossan know you are with Big Brothers Big Sistsers.
Sandy Point Discovery Center, 89 Depot Rd., Stratham, NH 603-778-0015 www.greatbay.org Outdoor trail and indoor center. Explore wildlife, the bay, the ocean, human influences on the bay, and a touch tank. Opens in May-September, Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open weekends only in October.
University of New Hampshire (UNH) Durham, NH- Offers a free pair of tickets to each Match each year to attend: Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Gymnastics or Women's Hockey. Contact the BBBSGS office at (603) 430-1140 if you are interested.
To get a jump-start on your new match relationship, fill out our Volunteer Activity Checklist prior to your introductory match meeting and bring it for your new little to fill out! You can then plan your first get together right then and its guaranteed to be something you will both enjoy!
Overnight Permission Form
Community Based Release Form for Match Activity
School Based Release Form for Match Activity
New High Risk Activity Form
Photo Release Form