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)
|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)
|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)
|Buy two drinks, – lesser value drink Free|
|Fudenjuice815 Zion Street, Nevada City
Phone: 265-5282 (contract 10/8/07)
|½ off total ticket price|
Truckee & North Lake Tahoe Region
|Tahoe Maritime Museum5205 West Lake Blvd., Homewood
Phone: 525-9253 (contract 2/8/09)
|2 for 1 admission; Kids 12 and under free. Can Use only with Big and Little|
|Kings Beach, CA|
|Kings Beach Miniature Golf
Kings Beach, CA 96143
(775)-240-4901 (contract 7/11/2011)
|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
|Donner Ski Ranch19320 Donner Pass Road, Norden
|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
|West End BeachSouth Shore Dr. off Donner Pass
|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.
30% off pottery making
Can Use only with Big and Little
|Arts For the SchoolsP.O. Box 866
Truckee, CA 96160
Executive Director: Raine Howe
|Big show up with Little and get in free to any season on stage performance.Look on their website- artsfortheschools.org
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
|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)
|2 for 1 candle making.Can use only with Big and Little|
|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)
|Buy 2 games, get one free. Good for each person in each group.Bigs can use anytime|