A Taste of Class for Kids

Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center

April 21, 2018

The 35th Annual A Taste of Class for Kids gala is coming up! Thanks to our amazing Co-Presenting Sponsors, Champion Companies, Feazel and Nationwide, we have an evening of Hollywood glamour planned for you. We are proud to highlight Big Sister WBNS-10TV's Karina Nova as the evening's emcee, and amazing live and silent auction items. For sponsorship, ticket and donation information, please email

Ten Pin Alley Heart & Bowl

5499 Ten Pin Alley, Hilliard

2% of each purchase. Every day. For one whole year! Ten Pin Alley in Hilliard has expanded! To celebrate, they have partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Throughout 2018, all you have to do is select Big Brothers Big Sisters on each visit, and Ten Pin Alley will donate 2% of your purchase to support our work. Including bowling, laser tag, food...everything. You can have a great time AND help our kids! Thanks, Ten Pin Alley!

2017 McBig Nights

Thanks to our friends at the Mendoza Company for holding McBig Nights the third Wednesday of every month at their eight McDonald's restaurants! From 5-7 p.m., 10% of proceeds from those McDonald's restaurants will be donated to support our work, and Bigs and Littles get a free meal! Stop by for a delicious meal and help the Mendoza Company support our mission in central Ohio!

Participating McDonald's

2018 Bowl for Kids’ Sake-Thanks

Columbus Square Bowling Palace

Bowl for Kids' Sake was held on Feb. 10 and it was loads of fun! Bowling and lots of fun kids' activities, plus free food...and lots of support for our kids! AND....IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO DONATE! To support your favorite bowler, visit the website and make a donation.

Support your favorite bowler here

2017 Annual Meeting-Thanks!

Thanks for helping us honor L Brands with the Milton Lewin Legacy Award at our 2017 Annual Meeting! We heard from Spotlighted Matches: Matt Barnes of NBC4 and his Little Brother & Lisa Livengood of Nationwide and her Little Sister. Ann Fisher moderated a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Anahi Ortiz, Franklin County Coroner and Arianna Powell, former Little Sister and current agency staff member.

2017 Golf for Girls’ Sake-Thanks!

Golf for Girls’ Sake is a female-focused golf scramble supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Girls Leadership Programs at Camp Oty’Okwa. Thanks for all who joined central Ohio women for an inspiring day of charity golf on Sept. 25! We kicked off with our first ever Mulligans and Mimosas golf clinic for women. The event included an energizing and heartfelt reception, lunch and, of course, 9 holes of golf at the beautiful Golf Club of Dublin! Come join us next year, and help girls meet their full potential!

2017 Mario Knapp Memorial Car Show-Thanks

The fun-filled Fourth Annual Mario Knapp Memorial Car Show presented by Feazel on Sept. 23 partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Thanks for helping our kids!

2017 Dublin Charity Cup-Thanks

Thanks to Dublin Charity Cup for supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters on September 2 and 3! The Dublin Charity Cup, a huge youth soccer tournament, is now in its 27th consecutive year, and it has donated more than $500,000 to charity!

2017 Aveda Earth Jam Benefit-THANKS

It was the most avant-garde hairstyling and fashion runway show of the year, and all revenue benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters and our Camp Oty'Okwa. The exciting show celebrated incredible student talent from the Aveda Institute Columbus sharing their design abilities. Thank you to Aveda Institute Columbus and all their great sponsors!

2017 Taste of Class for Kids-THANKS

Our SOLD-OUT 34th annual Taste of Class for Kids gala event was a BIG success. Thanks to everyone who joined us for this evening of gourmet dining and incredible auction items in a glamorous Hollywood atmosphere. Hope you join us in 2018! Special thanks to Sponsors: Champion Companies, Feazel and Nationwide Insurance.

2017 Bowl for Kids’ Sake – THANKS

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 2017 Bowl for Kids' Sake on March 4 at Columbus Square Bowling Palace! This is our largest fundraising event every year. Participants raise money ahead of time, and event day is an all-day family-friendly party with bowling, raffles, complimentary food and drink, music and fun! Join us in 2018!

2017 Best Bites Brunch-THANKS

Special thanks to our friends at Columbus Underground for selecting Big Brothers Big Sisters as the beneficiary of their delicious Best Bites Brunch event on April 20, 2017! The brunch selections were delicious! Because of you, more kids will get to experience our Camp Oty'Okwa in the Hocking Hills.