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Sports Buddies 

Why sit on the sidelines, when you can get in the game? Guys, Sports Buddies is a great way to get involved in mentoring by doing what you love to do: play ball, shoot hoops, run the bases, or go fishing. Sports Buddies is a chance for Bigs and Littles to enjoy sports together. Sports teach life skills, goal setting, character, and sportsmanship.


  Here’s how Sports Buddies works:

Fill out an application and complete the interview.


Once you’re matched, you and your Little will spend one outing each month participating in a sport together and another, watching your favorite sport. (Tickets are often complimentary or at reduced rate. Lots of teams in the Tampa Bay area support Sports Buddies!)


Check out special events, click here.


Call 813.769.3600 or click here and let us know you want to get in the game.


 Donate Your Tickets!

Can't make the game? It's easy for you to donate your tickets. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay so that our Bigs and Littles can experience the excitement of a Buccaneers football game. Just go to the Bucs website and log on to your Buccaneers Account Manager. Then select the games you can't attend, click donate to charity and follow the steps. A donor receipt will be mailed to you--and you'll make a local child really happy!



Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Mike Alstott is a proud supporter of our Sports Buddies program. He hosts an annual event that includes games, sports drills and fun for Bigs and Littles. Not only do our Littles learn some of the fundamentals of the game, they also spend time with Alstott talking about sports and life.



The University of South Florida, is one of the newest members to join the Sports Buddies team! Check out this Public Service Annoucement featuring USF Coaches Skip Holtz (football) and Stan Heath (Basketball). The hope is that the PSA will bring in more Big Brothers. Go Bulls! 


What professional athletes have to say about mentoring.


Plus The University of South Florida, the University of Tampa, and the Tampa Bay Rowdies.