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 from 3:00-6:00pm at the Country Club of Missouri, presented by Dr. Dave Ries of Robinson & Ries Orthodontics.
Enjoy signature Derby food and drinks. Stop by the picture booth. Try your hand at the Wine and Spirits Horseshoe Toss. Surprise yourself with a pick from the Cigar Draw. Compete in the Longest Drive Competition. 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!
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
For 51 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri has served children facing adversity by matching them with caring, supportive adult role models, known as “Bigs”. Bigs are trained to identify and support the potential in each child known as a “Little”.
The impact of this extra adult support for children is outstanding. Among our Littles, there is a 100% high school graduation rate in contrast to an overall Columbia Public Schools graduation rate of 89.1% in school year 2017.
Compared to when they started the program, after one year of participation:
71% of Littles report improved grades in school.
24% more Littles say they plan to finish high school.
30% more Little have plans to attend and graduate college.
36% more Littles say it isn’t ok to use illegal/illicit substances, skip school, break school rules or hit someone.
Bigs also frequently share the relationship they’ve developed with their Little has changed and enriched their lives.
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 of Central Missouri serves children, ages 5 through 19, in Boone, Randolph and Audrain Counties.
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.