Sports Buddies is a community-based option for Bigs and Littles who have a passion for all things sports!
Sports Buddies are community-based one-to-one matches (so Bigs and Littles still enjoy their own activities on their own schedule), but they participate in monthly organized group activities, like playing kickball, flag football, soccer, baseball and more - the sort of things that are fun, but hard to do with just two people! These activities will be scheduled at least monthly and in advance so Bigs and Littles can RSVP that they plan to join in the fun.
Sports Buddies can also participate in group outings to college and professional sports, giving them an opportunity to enjoy a variety of contests at the University of Arizona, attending FC Tucson soccer matches and Tucson Roadrunner hockey games, and rooting on our Tucson Sugar Skulls indoor football team. BBBSSA will also be coordinating group outings in the future to an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game or other Phoenix-based sporting events.
As the program expands in 2022-23, Sports Buddies will also have the opportunity to try new sports, learn from area coaches, pick up gym memberships, gather for sports films or to watch "the big game," learn about nutrition and attend our annual swimming party.
Bigs: 18+, be able to commit to at least 18 months, have access to a vehicle and have car insurance.
Because Sports Buddies are still community-based, the same application process applies, including criminal background and driving record checks.