Why I (Voluntarily) Lose Sleep

By Lauren Mohatt, Events Manager

Yeah, you read that title correctly. I have found that I sleep less hours during this season of the year compared to any other. Why you might ask? Great question! I opt out of the recommended 8+ hours of sleep each night because I would rather spend all of my time planning TWO of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ annual fundraisers, Big Basketball Bash and Bowl for Kids’ Sake.

Some call us crazy for holding two large events within the same month, but let’s be honest, we wouldn’t have it any other way! As the Events Manager, I have the unique opportunity to engage our community with the organization that I love the most. I can honestly say this time of the year energizes me more than it wears me down. Instead of sleeping, I find excitement in giving presentations at companies around the metro, answering phone calls to spark new connections and thinking of new ways to improve upon what has been done in the past with both events.

Know this: You should get involved with both of these events! You will thank me later, and I’m going to venture to say you’re going to tell me you wish you would’ve participated a long time ago!

Maybe you are one of our veteran attendees or maybe you are brand new to BBBS events. Either way, WELCOME and THANK YOU for your support!

Check out the descriptions below and reach out to me if you’re interested at [email protected] or 402-905-3331.

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019

Location: UNO’s Scott Conference Center (6450 Pine Street, Omaha, NE 68106)

Time: 4:00–10:00 pm (Doors open at 4:00 pm, but you can arrive any time after)

What is the Big Basketball Bash?

Big Basketball Bash is an annual event hosted by Service League, a group of passionate volunteers who want to advance the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands. This is a fun and interactive college basketball viewing party like no other! With your ticket purchase, you will watch the two men’s NCAA semi-final basketball games on large projection screens to catch all the action, enjoy heavy appetizers, beer and pop. You will also be able to enjoy a silent auction, games, a cash bar for mixed well drinks and more! New this year: Omaha VR will be at the event providing entertainment to all guests! Who doesn’t want to try virtual reality?!?

**Those interested in the event must be at least 21 years of age to attend**


$50 Early Bird (Last day to purchase at the discounted price is Thursday, March 14th!)

$55 General Admission

Purchase your tickets TODAY at https://bbbsmidlands.ticket.qtego.net/tickets/list.

Location: Maplewood Lanes (3030 N. 101st Street, Omaha, NE 68134)

Session Dates:

Friday, April 26th at 4:00, 6:00 & 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 27th  at 6:00 & 8:00 pm

Friday, May 3rd at 6:00 pm

Saturday, May 4th at 10:30 am (Kegs & Eggs)

What is Bowl for Kids’ Sake?

Bowl for Kids’ Sake (BFKS) is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature fundraiser, raising over $390,000 last year for youth in our community. You can form a team with 4-5 of your friends, family members and/or coworkers and raise money for BBBS. Spend some time between now and the bowling sessions in April and May fundraising online. We ask that each participant raises a minimum of $100, which gets you this year’s newly designed BFKS t-shirt. As a celebration of your fundraising efforts, you will receive 90 minutes of cosmic bowling, pizza, beer, pop and prizes! The theme this year is Peace, Love, Rock n’ Bowl – get excited! We hope you join in the fun!

New This Year – Kegs & Eggs!

In addition to hosting our normal evening sessions with pizza, beer and pop, we have created a fun new session at 10:30am on Saturday, May 4th! You will have the opportunity to enjoy bowling and celebrating your fundraising success with breakfast food and morning cocktails. Experience BFKS in a new light and have the rest of your evening to either relax at home or continue your celebration in the Maplewood lounge

Register your team TODAY at www.bbbsomaha.org/bfks2019.

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