About the Big Derby Party
Experience the pageantry and the festivities of the Kentucky Derby while supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri by attending the Big Derby Party at Columbia Country Club, presented by Dr. Dave Ries of Robinson & Ries Orthodontics.
Enjoy signature Derby food and drinks. Flaunt your favorite Derby fashions in the Ladies’ Hat or Best Dressed Gentleman contests. Stop by the picture booth. Try your hand at the Wine and Spirits Horseshoe Toss. Surprise yourself with a pick from the Cigar Draw. Test your luck in the Run for the Roses 50/50 Raffle. See if you can “buy” the Derby champion in the Horse Auction to win great prizes like VIP tickets to Summerfest!
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Each year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri matches almost 500 children facing adversity in Boone, Audrain, and Randolph counties with a caring, supportive adult role model.
It’s not simply about the numbers, though. The impact of this extra support has been outstanding. In the past three years, none of our kids dropped out of school and none were referred to juvenile authorities for new crimes. 98% of Littles said using drugs not given to them by their parent or a doctor is not OK. What’s more, among our current Littles who’ve been in the program one year, there is a 25% increase in kids planning to attend college from when they first started the program!
Vision: That all children achieve success in life.
Mission: To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. We have been the leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Big Brothers Big Sisters serves children, ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country – including yours.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Our Mentoring Method Matters
National research has shown that positive relationships between youth and their Big Brothers and Big Sisters have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. Little Brothers and Sisters are:
For more information about our local program, please visit www.bigsofcentralmo.org.