Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County invites you to join other local businesses by supporting our volunteer Big Brother and Sister mentors and their Little Brothers and Sisters by offering them a discount.  This opportunity is called the Match Advantage – Community Partners Program.


Currently, this special program allows our volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) to enjoy time with their Little Brothers and Sisters (“Littles) while receiving a discount when they visit participating local businesses.  This helps reduce the cost for our volunteers who choose to take their Littles to local restaurants, shops and other businesses.  Additionally, many volunteers as well as their family and friends enjoy frequenting your business because they know you help support Big Brothers Big Sisters by participating in the Match Advantage Community Partners Program.


How does it work?

  • As the business owner or manager, you define what type of discount or special promotion you’d like to offer our volunteer mentors.
  • We issue a Match Advantage Card to each volunteer listing all of the partner businesses and the discounts they offer.
  • Volunteers must present their match cards to receive the discount. Cards include the volunteer’s name, the little’s name and the date of match.


For more than 35 years in the Grass Valley area and 6 years in the Tahoe Truckee area, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County has influenced the lives of thousands of children in our community.  Our volunteer mentors are positive role models who are vitally important to children at risk of failing in school or of engaging in negative behavior.  By sharing experiences, celebrating accomplishments, and listening to a child’s concerns, a Big Brother or Big Sister can make an enormous difference for a child.


In an effort to “Give Back” to our volunteers for all they do for local children in need, we are asking businesses to allow volunteers to receive the discount anytime by showing their Match Advantage Card—with or without their Little.

IMPORTANT Jan 1, 2017: BBBS Mailing Address has changed, still serve the same communities, new mailing address P.O. Box 393 Truckee CA 96160

If you would like to join us in supporting our volunteers, please fill out the attached agreement.  If you have any questions regarding the program or how you can contribute please feel free to contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at (530) 587-7717 for Truckee Tahoe or (530) 265-2059 for Grass Valley Nevada City Area.  We will call in a couple of weeks to see if we can set up a meeting to answer any questions that you may have. Or download this sign up sheet!

Thanks to our latest partner, Woodward Tahoe 2 for 1 entry for Bigs and Littles to their facility at Boreal for tons of fun



Other Participating businesses

Western Nevada County Region 

Grass Valley, CA
Business Advantage & Terms
Artist Workshop134 East Main Street

Grass Valley, CA 95945

(530) 272-1937   (contract 1/9/12)

Owner- Margo Murphy

Bigs must be with LittlesMember pricing for children 5 yrs & up- $10. per hour to make an art project.

If Big wants to make a project too- $10. an hour

20% discount (member pricing) on Paint your own pottery classes.

Baskin Robbins151 McKnight Way,  Grass Valley

Phone: 274-3188  ( contract 10/31/07)

Goska Szafran

Buy any 4 oz. scoop, get one Free of equal or lesser value; Buy any Sundae, get one Free of equal or lesser value; $3.00 off any Ice Cream cake over $15.00.
Center for the Arts314 W. Main Street, Grass Valley                           Phone: 274-8384  (contract 10/11/07) Buy one ticket to any event, get second ticket Free
Del Oro, Sutton & Sierra Cinemas840 East Main Street, Grass Valley

Phone: 477-9000  (contract 3/1/05)

Owner: Mike & Barbara Getz

Any show time: Get child’s ticket for $7.00 and adult ticket free.  Discount excludes 3D movies.
Diego’s217 Colfax Avenue, Grass Valley

Phone: 477-1460  (contract- 10/8/07)

June Henriquez)

Buy one item, get second for ½ off of equal or lesser value
Flour Garden Bakery999 Sutton Way, Grass Valley

(Also good at downtown Grass Valley location: 109 Neal Street.)

Phone: 272-2043 (contract 10/8/07)

Buy one, get one free up to $5.00 valueBowl of soup, bagel, drink, etc; spend $10.00, get $5.00 off
49’er Family Fun Park314 Railroad Ave., Grass Valley

Phone: 272-4949  (contract- 10/11/11)

General Manager- Kathleen Smith

Buy one miniature golf game, get one FreeBuy one batting cage token, get one Free

$1.00 off each Go-Kart ride


Grass Valley Kempo Family Karate964 Golden Gate Terrace

Grass Valley, CA 95945  (contract- 2/8/12)

Owner: Jakki Garcia

Receive 1 month free “Littles” enrollment with 1 month paid “Bigs” enrollment.Special “Just Bigs” discount – take 15% off per month.

Show match advantage card upon registration.

Jack in the Box11801 Nevada City Hwy., Grass Valley

Phone: 272-1151  (contract 2/25/05)

Buy one Combo, get one Free
Mountain Recreation491 East Main Street, Grass Valley

Phone: 477-8006 (contract 2/22/05)

Owner: Jason Auld

15% off regular price items (does not apply to sale items)Bigs can use anytime
Buy one bucket, get one Free
Nevada City, CA
Café Mekka237 Commercial Street, Nevada City

Phone: 478-1517  (contract 2/8/05)

Robin Frasia

Buy two drinks, – lesser value drink Free
Fudenjuice815 Zion Street, Nevada City

Phone: 265-5282  (contract 10/8/07)

Charles Stuthard

½ off total ticket price

Truckee & North Lake Tahoe Region

Homewood, CA
Tahoe Maritime Museum5205 West Lake Blvd., Homewood

Phone: 525-9253  (contract 2/8/09)

Nicole Cheslock

2 for 1 admission; Kids 12 and under free. Can Use only with Big and Little
Kings Beach, CA
Kings Beach Miniature Golf

  1. O. Box 1229

Kings Beach, CA 96143

(775)-240-4901   (contract 7/11/2011)

Christine Mooney

Buy one adult game and Little’s golf free.Can use only with Big & Little
Tahoe Mountain Sports8331 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach

Phone: 582-9591  (contract 4/14/09)


10% off  (30% max off retail)
Tahoe Paddle & Oar8299 N. Lake Blvd.

Kings Beach, CA 96143

M/A: P. O. Box 7212 Tahoe City, CA 96145


Owner: Phil Sigal  (contract 8/2/11)

Two for one paddle sports rentalKayak or Standup paddle boats

Discount good only if Bigs are with their Little

Norden, CA
Donner Ski Ranch19320 Donner Pass Road, Norden

Phone: 426-3635

Buy one adult lift ticket and get a child’s ticket free.  Or buy one Learn to Ski package, get one free. Can Use only with Big and Little
Tahoe City, CA
Front Street Station Pizza205 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City

Phone: 583-3770  (contract 2/23/09)

Buy one slice and soda, get the same free.Can Use only with Big and Little
Tahoe Paddle & OarP.O. Box 7212, Tahoe CityPhone: 583-3770  (contract 8/2/11)Phil Sigal

New & Used Tahoe Sports Cobblestone Center
475 N Lake Blvd Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone: (530)581-0662 Contact: Sara
Rufflesand Ruffnecks Cobblestone Center
475 N Lake Blvd Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone: 530-583-1128 Contact: Susan
Tipsy Gypsy Cobblestone Center
475 N Lake Blvd Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone: 530-584-2210 Contact: Amber

Moe’s BBQ
120 Grove St, Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone: (530)583-4227



Two for one paddle sports rental, kayak on standup paddle board.

Can Use only with Big and Little

10% off entire purchase and buy one get one free ice cream, Bigs can use any time




10% off entire purchase, Bigs can use anytime


20% off entire purchase, Bigs can use anytime

Littles eat free and Bigs get 25% off all the time



Truckee, CA
West End BeachSouth Shore Dr. off Donner Pass

Phone: 582-7777

Bigs pays admission for Little $3 and Big’s admission is freeCan Use only with Big and Little
  All Fired Up at North Star

7001 North Village Dr.
Truckee, CA 96161



30% off pottery making

Can Use only with Big and Little

Arts For the SchoolsP.O. Box 866

Truckee, CA  96160

(530) 582-8278

Executive Director: Raine Howe

(contract 10/4/11)

Big show up with Little and get in free to any season on stage performance.Look on their website-

for productions schedules & locations

Call 582-8278 to reserve tickets.

Can Use only with Big & Little

Ice Skating at the Regional Park10500 Old Brockway Rd

Truckee, Ca 96161


Bigs Skate and rental freeLittles, $3 with own skates, $5 with rental

Can Use only with Big and Little

Kids’Zone11711 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee

Phone: 587-5437

Free entrance with coupon. Please call Big Brothers Big Sisters office in Truckee for coupons: 587-7717.Can use only with Big and Little
New Moon Natural Food11357 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee

(Also good at Tahoe City Location: 505 W. Lake Blvd.)

Phone: 583-7426  (contract 3/3/09)

10% off entire purchaseBigs can use anytime


Sports Exchange10095 West River St., Truckee

Phone: 582-4510  (contract 1/16/08)

Free climbing gym pass, when gym not reserved.  (Shoes included.)Bigs can use anytime
Villager Candle ShopNorthstar at Tahoe

7001 North Village Dr., Suite 7111, Truckee

Phone: 562-8884  (contract 12/11/08)

Robin Griffo

2 for 1 candle making.Can use only with Big and Little


Coloma, CA
Mother Lode River CenterP.O. Box 456, Coloma

Phone: (800) 247-2387

Rafting trip starting at $93.00 per match, depending on availability.  Every twelfth participant is free, and groups of twelve or more will receive an additional 5% off activity price.Can Use only with Big and Little
Incline Village, NV
Bowl Incline920 Southwood Blvd., Incline Village

Phone: (775) 831-1900  (contract 7/22/08)

Mindy Wegener


Buy 2 games, get one free. Good for each person in each group.Bigs can use anytime