Big Brothers Big Sisters Reimagines Largest Annual Fundraiser for 2021

Indianapolis, Indiana – A longstanding Indianapolis tradition and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana’s (BBBSCI) largest annual fundraiser, The Main Event presented by NextGear Capital, returns in person for 2021 at Victory Field. The Main Event is a traditionally sports-themed event that has long been one of the city’s premier fundraisers, helping to raise almost over $300,000 for BBBSCI annually. This year’s event has been entirely reimagined so corporate sponsors and their guests can enjoy a night out at the ballpark with upscale food and drink, entertainment, and a special fireworks finale. Funds raised from The Main Event will ensure BBBSCI is able to serve over 1,250 children in Central Indiana in 1:1 mentoring relationships this year.

”We are thankful for the sponsors, partners, and supporters that make this event possible each year and we’re grateful to be able to safely host an in-person fundraiser after a year of virtual gatherings,” said Whitney Smith, Director of Corporate Partnerships & Events, BBBSCI. “We look forward to seeing everyone at Victory Field, while raising the necessary funds crucial to moving our mission forward and serving more great kids in our community.”

We are proud to continue to stand behind Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana’s mission and mentoring program and this year’s Main Event will truly be an evening to remember.” said Patty Turner, NextGear Capital.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana serves 1,250 children ages 8-18 in Hamilton, Johnson, and Marion Counties each year through 1:1 mentoring relationships with adult mentors (Bigs). BBBSCI partners with parents/caregivers, volunteers, schools, and the donors in our community to defend, ignite, and empower the potential of every child we serve. After just one year of being matched with a mentor:

  • 96 percent of Littles displayed higher social competence and social acceptance
  • 91 percent of Littles reported improved grades in school and academic success
  • 86 percent of Littles said their Bigs helped improve their sense of parental trust and family connectedness

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana
Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Our vision is that all youth achieve their full potential. An affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and a United Way partner, BBBSCI has been creating and supporting mentoring relationships in Central Indiana for over 50 years. To volunteer, donate or for more information, visit or call (317) 921-2201.

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