Sharing the Love of Sports & Physical Fitness

Time Commitment: 1-2 Times per Month
Location: Sporting Event or Physical Fitness Activity Site
Activities: Could include attending sporting events, participating in local 5Ks, hiking local trails, riding bikes, playing basketball or just going for a walk.

How better to Defend Potential and Create Possibilities than to help a child or youth (Little), ages 6 through graduation, strive for better health and wellbeing? In the Sports Buddies Program, adult mentors (Bigs) and Littles meet 1-2 times per month to attend a sporting event or participate in a physical fitness activity. Bigs model good sportsmanship and physical fitness, while providing opportunities for Littles to experience new sporting events and activities. The Sports Buddies Program is sports- and physical fitness-focused and teaches life skills, goal setting, character, and sportsmanship. Both men and women can participate in the Sports Buddies Program.

Bigs are asked to make at least a one-year commitment in the program but we’re hopeful they’ll continue until their Little turns 18 or graduates from high school, whichever is the latter. Many of matches result in a lifelong friendship.  

A professional staff person supports the match and has regular contact with the Big, Little and his/her parent/guardian to offer advice and support, encourage focus on the match goals, and to ensure the Little’s safety is always paramount.


When you support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County, you change lives for children here in your community.