Sports Buddies

Sports Buddies - Big Aaron and Little Jonathan

Sports Buddies is our newest mentoring program, specifically designed for Big Brothers and Little Brothers to develop strong, caring relationships and life skills that are taught through a shared interest in sports. Volunteers are asked to make a 9-month commitment to the program and meet once a month with their Little at activities planned by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley.

There will be two activities available each month in which the Big and Little choose an activity that interests them the most – or attend both. One activity will be a spectator event (for example, attending a Phantoms’ game) and the other will be participatory (like playing in a kickball game). All activities are planned and paid for by BBBSLV! Volunteers will not be required to transport our youth to the sports activities, as families and BBBSLV will facilitate transportation for all youth in the program.

Sports Buddies - Big Tom and Little Xayden

Why Sports Buddies?

Currently, there are 250 boys waiting to be matched with a Big Brother, and more than half of them reside in Allentown. The average time that a Little Brother stays on the waiting list is a year and a half. Do you love sports and fitness? Do you enjoy sharing the joy and benefits of sports with others? Consider becoming part of our Sports Buddies program!

Explore a shared interest in sports, fitness, or just being active. We know that sports of various kinds – organized and recreational – promote physical and emotional health, self-confidence as well as a sense of community. They’re also FUN! What better way to form and nurture a positive, empowering mentoring relationship? Each Sports Buddy match engages in fun and positive activities that inspire the Little to envision – and realize – their potential. Don’t just sit on the sidelines. Get in the Game: Volunteer for Sports Buddies today!

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