Events/Event Sponsors

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

Daffodil Run 5K & 10K

The Daffodil Run is a 5K walk/run and 10K run through downtown Amherst that raises funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters. 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. Join us again on April 28, 2019!

Click here to learn more about this wonderful event or email Jessie Cooley at jcooley@chd.org for sponsorship opportunities. You can register for the race now at: daffodilrun2019.racewire.com

The Daffodil Run is proud to be a part of the CORE running series. Learn more here!

Amherst Crafts on the Common

Thank you supporting Amherst Crafts on the Common for the past 28 years! This event is not taking place in 2019.

The Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5K

The Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5K courses are designed to take you on a tour of the beauty that is Western Massachusetts! Enjoy peak Fall foliage and a rockin’ post-race party with free tacos, beer and cider donuts, great prize giveaways, food vendors and more! The Happy Valley Half Marathon was created by two people who are passionate about running, getting active, and living life to the fullest. Justin Killeen, owner of 50/50 Fitness/Nutrition in Hadley, MA., and Western Mass native and certified running coach, Grant Ritter, partnered with BBBS to present this event in 2017 and 2018, and helped raise over $50,000 for our program!

The 4th annual Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5K is October 20, 2019 at Look Park in Florence. To learn more and register, visit http://happyvalleyhalfand5k.com/

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, visit our web site or contact Jessie Cooley at jcooley@chd.org or 413-259-3345.

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 full weekend of December every year. The two-day fair features one-of-a-kind handmade crafts from 90 juried artisans, delicious food, 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. $5 Admission benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. The 2019 show will take place Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th.

If you are interested in applying to be a vendor at the 2019 Winter Craft Fair, please click the application link below:

2019 Northampton Winter Craft Fair App

Click here to view the layout of the Winter Craft Fair

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 three 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, craft fair attendants, website visitors and more. The money raised by these events directly allows Big Brothers Big Sisters 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!

Contact

Jessie Cooley, Big Brothers Big Sisters Director

jcooley@chd.org – (413) 259-3345

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

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