Escape the summer heat and attend the Ice Ball on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Austin! This winter wonderland themed gala benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas and will feature cool, local restaurants, frosty signature cocktails, towering ice sculptures, exotic trips and local luxuries for auction, live music and dancing.
For more than 40 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas has been pairing children ages 6-16 with supportive adult mentors who build friendships and offer encouragement and support to each child. The organization’s one-to-one mentoring model helps kids facing adversity achieve measurable outcomes leading to lifelong success. The agency is currently addressing community need through targeted mentoring initiatives such as serving children who have been involved with the juvenile justice system, serving children of military personnel, serving middle-school aged children and serving children with an incarcerated parent or other family member.
Since its inception eight years ago, the Ice Ball has raised more than $400,000 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, enabling them to mentor hundreds of kids in Central Texas. Last year, volunteers served 1,500 children in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties and provided more than 90,000 hours of mentoring. Even more impressive, more than 97 percent of the children they served stayed in school, improved their grades and avoided early parenting. They also awarded $45,000 in scholarship funds to more than 70 students who were pursuing higher education.
Many former and current mentors, “bigs,” will be at the Ice Ball to amp up the excitement. Take a moment to say hello as you sample tempting treats from Austin’s hottest restaurants and bid on auction items like the ultimate hunting experience on King Ranch or an amazing rainforest adventure in Costa Rica.
WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 7 p.m. until midnight
500 E. 4th St.
Austin, TX 78701
TICKETS: $150.00 online, $175.00 at the door