Events/Event Sponsors

Our fundraising events are essential to the success of the program.


Bowl for Kids’ Sake – Masquerade Bowl

BFKS-Website-CollageBowl for Kids’ Sake is about helping kids in our community. All proceeds from the event go directly toward matching local children facing adversity with caring, reliable adult mentors.

So dust off your bowling shoes and join us on November 5th and 6th because we will be celebrating the Masquerade Bowl– every bowler’s favorite holiday! We invite you to come dressed in your most creative, colorful, and eye-catching costumes. All are welcome – in costume or not – to bowl and raise money to support our programs.

To learn more about registering, visit the Bowl for Kids’ Sake event page by clicking here.


Daffodil Run

2014-Daffodil-Fun-Run-CollageThe Daffodil Run is a 5k road race (run/walk) in Amherst that raises funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. In this fun and festive community event, participants race past many of the 50,000 daffodils that were planted in celebration of the Town of Amherst’s 250th anniversary. The event is held each year at the beginning of spring, when the daffodils are in full bloom.

Click here to learn more about this wonderful event or email Jen Loebel for sponsorship opportunities.

Race registration information for April 30, 2017 will be posted here in early January 2017.

*NEW* for 2017: In addition to the 5k walk/run, The Daffodil Run will also include a 10k run option! 

Amherst Crafts on the Common

Amherst-Craft-Fair-CollageThe Amherst Crafts on the Common is one of the best-established and most well-respected craft fairs in New England. It takes place on the Amherst Town Common on the last Saturday in June every year. Shoppers will delight in beautiful handcrafted and one-of-a-kind products from all over New England. The fair also includes live music, a silent auction,  and a fabulous children’s book sale with thousands of gently-used, pre-loved children’s books at bargain prices, organized by children’s book author/illustrator Diane deGroat.

2017 Summer Craft Fair Artisan Application


Northampton  Winter Craft Fair

2014-Winter-Craft-Fair-Collage-The Northampton Winter Craft Fair is the perfect place to enjoy a fun-filled day while doing your holiday shopping. The fair takes place at Northampton High School on the first weekend of December every year. The two-day fair features one-of-a-kind handmade crafts from 90 juried artisans, delicious food from Nancy Jane’s Catering, a fabulous silent auction on Saturday and plenty of free parking. The fair also features a wonderful children’s book sale with thousands of gently-used, pre-loved children’s books at bargain prices, organized by children’s book author/illustrator Diane deGroat.

Click here to view the layout of the Winter Craft Fair

Winter Craft Fair Artisan Application

Sponsorship Opportunities:

The tremendous success of our events would not be possible without the generous support of our event sponsors.

Being a sponsor of all four of our major events is a win-win situation for your business or organization. Not only are you supporting a great cause, but you are putting your name in front of thousands of race participants, bowlers, craft fair attendants, website visitors and more. The money raised by these events directly allows Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County to continue to serve children in our community.

Thank you so much for your support of our events, and of course, of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County and the children and families we serve. We look forward to working with you!


Jen Loebel, Development Director, – (413) 259-3345

Mailing Address:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County
70 Boltwood Walk
Amherst, MA 01002


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