Thanks to everyone who joined us for The Big Night Out

October 27, 2023

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin
is excited to announce that more than $138,000 was raised!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin would like to thank our generous donors, sponsors, board members, Bigs, bidders, and community members for their support of The Big Night Out on October 19, 2023!
It was a lovely evening at the Johnsonville Tailgate Village as we celebrated the power of youth mentorship!

Our Match Hall of Fame Program kicked off with a touching message from our Board President, Rob Abfall. Rob then turned it over to our two MCs for the evenings Little Brother Frank and Little Sister Julianna!

We heard an inspiring message about the lasting impact of mentorship from Packers Quarterback Sean Clifford, who is a former Big Brother!

The BIG celebration of the evening was the induction of our two alumni matches into the Match Hall of Fame!
First, we heard the story of Whitey Ellsworth and Adam Funk, and how their friendship has lasted for decades since their match closed!
Click here to watch their interview!

Next we heard how Whitey inspired another person to become a Big Brother. We honored a more recent match between John Lombardi and Pablo Juarez.
Click here to watch their interview!

Bill Jartz helped energize the room for our Live Auction, which raised nearly $20,000!
Bill also helped raise an additional $20,000 in donations during our Match Moment!
Thank you everyone for their generosity!

Last but not least, we rocked out to Bad Habitz! Their incredible performance closed out the evening on a high note!

We want to thank our incredible sponsors of the evening for supporting
youth mentorship across Northeast Wisconsin!



If you weren’t able to attend our event, you can still help today!




To see more photos from the event, check out the gallery below! Thank you to our photographer, Julie M. Giles for capturing the evening!