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Community Report: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County andamp; North Lake Tahoe

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TRUCKEE/TAHOE andamp;#8212; On Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe will host the inaugural Fun Run for Littles. Participants will have the option of running or walking either a 5K or 1-mile course laid out on the beautiful, groomed trails at Royal Gorge in Soda Springs, Calif. Children are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun. There will be a registration fee for all participants, but in an effort to support this event as a fundraiser, we encourage each participant to collect pledges either online or in person. All money raised will go directly to support mentoring in the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee region. Registration will take place from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Royal Gorge’s Summit Station, with the race, 10 a.m. – noon and a barbecue and celebration at Ice Lakes Lodge in Soda Springs, noon – 2 p.m. Registration is only $25 for adults in advance or $30 day of, and $15 for kids under 12, which includes food and refreshments after the race. Register today at http://www.bigsofnc.org.

It’s not too early to start putting a team together for what is sure to be the best event of the Halloween season in Tahoe this year: The Bowl For Kids’ Sake Superhero Bowl, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at Bowl Incline.Bowl For Kids’ Sake is the signature event of Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the nation, with thousands of bowlers forming teams and supporting the mentoring that Big Brothers Big Sisters makes possible. The inaugural Tahoe edition of this hilarious event will take place the Saturday before Halloween with a superhero theme andamp;#8212; the perfect excuse to dress up and have fun bowling with friends and soon-to-be-new-friends.The actual bowling will take place from 5 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 23, but the fun starts well in advance as teams compete to out fundraise all others. To learn more about becoming a bowler, forming a bowling team, or being a Lane Sponsor, visit http://www.bigsofnc.org/BFKSIncline.asp or get in touch with BBBSNC Board Member Paul Raymore at 426-2691 or paul@bigsofnc.org.

The BBBS Truckee office has moved downstairs, to Suite 105 of the Nevada County Courthouse Building (aka the Joseph Government Center), 10075 Levon Avenue. The new, larger BBBS office shares space with One-Stop Business and Career Center, and will allow our office staff to better connect with the volunteers and families served by our programs. The Truckee phone number remains the same: 587-7717.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County andamp; North Lake Tahoe is always looking for caring adult mentors who are willing to spend an average of an hour a week with a local youth in need of a friend. We ask for a year’s commitment (with a flexible schedule), but most matches last much longer than that because both mentor and mentee get so much out of the relationship. Indeed, many matches grow into life-long friendships that can redefine both lives for the better.If you would like more information about becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, please call our Truckee office today! We currently have over 35 children on our North Lake Tahoe and Truckee waiting list, and we especially need mentors in the Kings Beach area. Call 587-7717 for more information. Se habla espaol.

If you or someone you know would be interested in supporting our programs in the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe region by serving on one of our four Advisory Boards andamp;#8212; Fund Development, Program Development, Finance/Budget or Community Relations andamp;#8212; or by making a financial contribution, please contact Executive Director Dena Valin at (530) 273-2227 or director@bigsofnc.org. For more information, please visit http://www.bigsofnc.org.

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